Saturday, January 05, 2008

Molten Chocolate Cake

I love molten chocolate cakes and have been searching for a good recipe for a while. Recently I bought the New Baking Book by Better Homes and Gardens and was happy to find the perfect recipe for the molten chocolate cake. These are baked in individual cups and hence easy to serve. I followed the recipe as is, but served it with whipped cream instead of the recommended Mocha Cream. Next time I will try it with the Mocha Cream. This will be my second entry for the JFI-Chocolate event.

Ingredients:

Butter - 3/4 cup
Semisweet chocolate (chopped) - 6 ounces
Eggs - 3
Egg yolks - 3
Powdered sugar (sifted) - 1/3 cup
Vanilla - 1.5 tsp
All purpose floor - 1/4 cup
Unsweetened cocoa powder - 2 tbsp
Whipped cream - for garnishing


Method:

In a heavy saucepan combine butter and chocolate and melt over low heat, stirring continuously. Remove from heat and let it cool. Grease six 1-cup souffle dishes or ramekins. Coat with granulated sugar. Beat eggs, egg yolks, powdered sugar and vanilla with an electric mixer on high speed about 5 minutes. Beat in chocolate mixture in medium speed. Sift flour and cocoa over chocolate mixture, beat on low speed just until blended. Spoon into prepared dishes. Place the dishes in a larger baking pan. Bake in a 400F oven 12 to 14 minutes or until cake rise slightly and feel firm at edges and softer in the center when pressed gently. Cool in dishes for 5 minutes. Invert with pot holders onto plate and let it cool for about 5 minutes. Serve warm with a dollop of whipping cream on top.


Since I had to serve these to guests I couldn't cut them to show the molten center. Will upload another picture with the molten center soon.

Note:
These can be made ahead of time and refrigerated for up to to 4 hours or frozen for a week.

Also remember to remove them from the oven when the centre looks half finished. I let the first batch cook for a little longer and did not get the molten effect.

8 comments:

Namratha said...

I bought the exact same book too Deepz :) I love the molten chocolate cake...I'm yet to try it too! :-D Yours looks yummy!! And guess what, I have the same plates too....hehehe..too many coincidences huh?! :P

Mishmash ! said...

Sounds good and looks great :) am sure it will be more yummy with the mocha cream

Anonymous said...

nice recipe, thanks for sharing.

i hv a doubt, u hv mentioned 3 egg and 3 egg yolks, is egg means both yolk and whites are included right?

aparna said...

What could be nicer than melting chocolate in your mouth?
Lovely looking cakes.

Deepz said...

Namratha: Gr8 minds think alike. Im glad we have same taste.

Mishmash: Thanks. I too think that the mocha cream would be a better combination but I was too lazy to make it this time.

Anonymous: Yes 3 whole eggs (both yolk and white) and 3 yolks are needed for this recipe.

Aparna: Thanks.

Kalai said...

Have been looking for a good recipe for molten chocolate cake. I didn't have great success with the last recipe I tried. Will try yours for sure! I am such a chocoholic!

gayathri said...

Deepz indha page paarthaley vaayellam yumyum solludhu.. God how i wish i eat all of these:)) will definitely tryto make something like this when aanya grows up..until then she is my choci

Kribha said...

Looks so sinful and good. I'll have to try this for sure.