Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day! - Molten Chocolate Cakes

Molten Chocolate Cakes


Happy Valentine's Day everyone! Whether you're celebrating this day with your loved one or by yourself, you need to eat a good amount of chocolate! Eating a good amount of chocolate is never a problem for me, so I was overjoyed that I got to make these fabulous molten chocolate cakes. They're so delicious ... how could they not be? The top of the molten chocolate cakes looks set, but underneath it reveals a luscious hot chocolate lava ♥! Rating: 5 out of 5.



Molten Chocolate Cakes: MarthaStewart.com

Ingredients:
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
- ⅓ cup granulated sugar
- 3 large eggs
- ⅓ cup all-purpose flour
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 8 ounces bittersweet chocolate, melted
- Confectioners' sugar & whipped cream, for serving

Instructions:
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Generously butter 6 cups of a standard muffin tin. Dust with granulated sugar, and tap out excess. Set aside.
- In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter and granulated sugar until fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. With the mixer on low speed, beat in flour and salt until just combined. Beat in chocolate until just combined. Divide batter evenly among prepared muffin cups.
- Place muffin tin on a baking sheet; bake just until tops of the cakes no longer jiggle when the pan is lightly shaken, 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from oven; let stand 10 minutes.
- To serve, turn out cakes, and place on serving plates, bottom sides up. Dust with confectioners' sugar, and serve with whipped cream, if desired.


The molten chocolate center. Ooey, gooey!

Molten Chocolate Cakes

14 comments:

TimbarikaDoll said...

Ahhh these make me hungry...looks so good!! I shall have to have a go at making these beauties!! I hope you have a wonderful Valentine's Day!! xx

Shareena said...

*drooling*
you took the best food photo ever... it really makes my tummy sings*lalalala*

Eliana said...

Hmmm - these look oh so perfect for Valentine's Day. I absolutely love them.

Chele said...

Happy valentines day! Lovely desserts ;0)

SoozNooz said...

I am going to make these --tonight! x

bubbles on my planet said...

I love this dessert, and it's even better when served with green tea flavoured ice-cream!!!
Have a nice day :) xxoxx

ABowlOfMush said...

I could definitely dive into one of these right now!
Looks amazingly delicious!

Happy Valentines Day mon ami!

Becca said...

I have been craving chocolate all day and now I really want to make these, but I don't have any chocolate! ;-; Oh well. Happy Valentine's Day! <3

BonjourRomance said...

This looks delicious! Hope you had a sweet Valentine's Day
Mimi

apparentlyjessy said...

That right there is food porn. Yep. Food porn. OMG drooling so delicious yum yum yum. Happy Valentines Day!

Lucie said...

Thanks for taking that second picture ;) A good "fondant au chocolat" is always the perfect dessert!

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Chocolate molten cake ... my favorite dessert! I been trying to lose a few holiday pounds that have crept on so that I'm ready for spring ... I'm closing my eyes (temporarily) to this fabulosity!

Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets said...

Oh I do so wish I'd seen this recipe earlier as I made something similar for my sweet, but there was so little flour it was basically a fudge sauce. Still delicious, but I yearned for slightly more structure. Your cakes, on the other hand, look perfect. Happy belated V-day!

Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] said...

Ahh yum! I can't resist a molten chocolate cake, ever. That looks soo delicious, I want to run to the kitchen now to make it!