A couple years ago, my husband and I went on cruise with some friends and discovered something called Molten Chocolate Cake. We ate it every day for a week, sometimes requesting seconds. It is a moist, souffle-like cake that is served in a ramekin. When you put your spoon into the cake, the center is warm, gooey and all chocolate.
I had spent the past 3 years trying to find a recipe for this delicious cake and am happy to say that I have finally found one that rivals the cake we had on the cruise. I think it is the perfect treat to share with your special someone on valentines day. It is rich, chocolaty and oh so good.
Molten Chocolate Cake
Ingredients for Cake Centers:
2 ounces bittersweet chocolate
1/4 cup heavy cream
Ingredients for Cake:
Nonstick cooking spray
4 ounces bittersweet chocolate
1 stick unsalted butter
2 whole large eggs
2 large egg yolks
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup cake flour
Directions for centers:
Melt chocolate and cream together in double boiler and mix together until well combined. Refrigerate for about 2 hours or until firm. Then, scoop out the chocolate and form it into 6 equal sized balls and refrigerate until needed.
Directions for cakes:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Spray six 4-5 ounce ramekins with cooking spray.
Melt chocolate and butter together in double boiler until well blended. Using an electric mixer, mix eggs, yolks, sugar and vanilla extract on high speed for about 5 minutes or until thick and light.
Fold the melted chocolate mixture and flour into the egg mixture until just combined and divide batter evenly into greased ramekins. Then, place a chocolate ball in the middle of each ramekin.
Bake about 15 minutes. Remove from oven and let sit for about 5 minutes.
Top with powdered sugar or berries and whipped cream.
One bite and you will be in chocolate heaven!