Friday, December 5, 2008
Chocolate Molten Cake
This is another dish to DIE for. Heavenly rich, moist and sweet! Sweets for my sweet!
I tried this recipe last Sunday to entertain a friend. It turned out gorgeous!
I had this memorable dessert at a French restaurant in a building where Sir Stamford Raffles used to live at Dempsey Hill, Singapore during the signing of my contract with Regency Specialist Hospital. So it has a special place in my heart apart from my palate.
Here is the recipe.
Make for 4 medium ramekin (I suggest to make into 6 small ramekin coz very rich & sweet esp after a heavy entree)
8 0z bittersweet chocolate
1/2 cup butter
2/3 cup sugar (can reduce a bit)
3 eggs at room temperature
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup cocoa powder (for best result use van Houtten)
dash of salt
The beauty of this recipe is you can make 'em way ahead of time. Keep the batter in ramekin in the fridge. Bake before consumption. Add 10 min to cooking time if you do this.
Preheat oven 375 degrees Fahrenheit (190 Celcius) .
Butter the ramekin generously.
Melt chocolate either in microwave or bain marie.
Cream sugar & butter till smooth.
Add egg one at a time and mix well after each addition.
Stir in melted chocolate & vanilla.
Sift flour, cocoa powder & dashh of salt.
Stir in flour mixture into chocolate mix.
Spoon batter into ramekin.
You can add cherry compote in center to make it a "Black Forest". But I did not add anything. Flatten the top surface.
Bake for 20-22 minutes. (note add 10 min if kept in fridge)
Sprinkle a little icing sugar before serving.
Delicious and sensuous dessert for special occassion!