Imagine decadent dark chocolate liquid lusciously oozing from the center of a moist and warm chocolate cake. If the image alone makes you swoon then this is definitely one dessert you should make at home. It is actually pretty easy to make – one story about how it came to be was that a chef accidentally pulled a chocolate cake from the oven before it was done and discovered that the runny center was delicious! Serve this at the end of a lovely dinner party and your guests will surely be impressed.
Serves: 4, or 8 servings of 1/2 cake each
1 pkg dark chocolate bar (or approx 4 squares)
1/2 cup butter
1 cup powdered sugar
6 tbsp flour
2 whole eggs
2 egg yolks
Preheat oven to 425F. Generously butter 4 ramekins or small custard cups and place on baking tray.
Melt chocolate and butter on double boiler (an easier way would be to microwave on HIGH for about 1 minute, or until butter is melted). Whisk until both ingredients are well incorporated. Add the sugar. Add the whole eggs and the egg yolks, stir and mix well. Carefully incorporate the flour and stir. Spoon the mixture into the ramekins.
Bake for 13 to 14 minutes or just until the sides are firm but the center part remains soft and wiggly. Let stand for 1 minute. You can choose to serve them in the ramekins or invert them into dessert plates by loosening around the cakes with a spatula or a small knife. Serve with whipped cream, powdered sugar or fruits on top.
Photo courtesy of: Marco Barisione