Saturday, February 9, 2008

Dark chocolate yummyness!

Here is a recipe for a very good dessert I made awhile back.
Ghirardelli Individual Chocolate Lava Cakes
Center: 1/2 bar (2oz) 60% Cacao bittersweet chocolate baking bar
1/4 cup heavy cream
Cake: 1 bar (4 oz) Cacao bittersweet chocolate baking bar
8 Tbsp. unsalted butter
2 whole eggs 2 egg yolks
1/3 cup sugar 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 cup flour
To make centers, melt chocolate and cream. whisk gently to blend. refrigerate about 2 hours or until firm. form into 6 balls; refrigerate until needed.
To make cake, heat oven to 400. grease 6 4 oz. ramekins or custard cups. melt chocolate and butter, whisk gently to blend. with a mixer beat eggs, yolks,sugar and vanilla on high speed about 5 min. or until thick and light. Fold melted chocolate mixture and flour into egg mixture just until combined. Spoon cake batter into ramekins. place a chocolate ball in the center of each. Bake about 15 min or until cake is firm to the touch. let sit out of the oven about 5 min. Run a small knife around each and invert on to a plate.
serve with raspberries and whipped cream or do like I did and top with 7 min frosting.
for people who do not like dark chocolate, You will not like this! (Abbi, if you want to try this you should make it with milk chocolate;D)


Keren said...

yum! it looks so very delicious.

Abbi said...

Looks good, but I am sure you are right about the milk chocolate!

Carrie said...

That does look quite delicious. I love dark chocolate!