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*All recipes on this blog (unless otherwise noted) are Martha Stewart's from the Everyday Food Cookbooks here and here, they are not my own. If other than this I will post links to the recipes or indicate that they are originals*

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Holy Chocolate

Are you drooling??
I thought so!
This lava cake is absolutely devine.
It received raving reviews from all 6 people who ate it, including me.
It is definitely a dessert that could be served at a really great restaurant.  
So if you want to impress your friends, make this.
It is SO good and seriously SO easy.
Its also fat free, sugar free, and calorie free...
Ok that part is a lie, but still
You must try it!
ENJOY!

Molten Chocolate Cakes
4 T unsalted butter at room temp, plus more for muffin tins
1/3 cup granulated sugar , plus more for muffin tins
3 large eggs
1/3 cup all purpose flour
1/4 tsp salt
8oz bittersweet chocolate, melted
confectioners' sugar for dusting
Whipped cream for serving (recipe below)

Preheat oven to 400.  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, cream the butter and granulated sugar until fluffy.  Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.  With the mixer on low speed, beat in the flour and salt until just combined.

Beat in the chocolate (do not overmix).  Divide the batter evenly among the prepared muffin cups.

Place the muffin tin on a baking sheet; bake just until the tops of the cakes no longer jiggle when the pan is lightly shaken, 12-14 min.  Remove from the oven; let stand for 10 min.

To serve, turn out the cakes and place on serving plates, top sides up.  ( we served them top sides down, it was easier.)  Dust with confectioners' sugar, and serve with whipped cream, if desired.

I topped them with fresh whipped cream.

Whipped Cream
1 cup heavy cream
1-2 T granulated sugar

In a deep mixing bowl, beat the cream until soft peaks form.
Sprinkle the sugar over the cream; beat until soft peaks return.  Do not overbeat.

Paige Rating: *****


2 comments:

  1. Holy buckets, Paige! What in the world are you doing with all these sweet treats? If you need help, I'm here for you (help devouring them, that is).

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  2. haha! Unfortunately they were all made at my parents house while I was on spring break...however my sweet tooth is rearing its ugly head yet again. So you just never know :)

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