In honor of Valentine's day, I wanted to give you a recipe that is easy but extremely rewarding in terms of taste, one you could make for someone you love who loves chocolate. Molten chocolate cakes are usually relegated to restaurant menus, and I think a lot of home cooks and bakers have a slight fear of making them and not meeting with success. Fortunately for this recipe, I think it would be hard to fail. Drew and I made these last Valentine's day (I think) and loved them. In fact, though it's only 8:30 in the morning, I could go for one right now. Sigh.
Not being a food blogger back then, I didn't take pictures of the process, so I only have one picture to show you, but the people at Kraft Foods have an instructional video and everything if you feel you need more of a visual, so the recipe title will be the link to that video and the recipe on the Kraft website.
If you plan to stay in and cook at home for V-day, what are you preparing/did you prepare? Just curious- post in the comments by clicking on the baloon with a number at the top of the post. Happy Valentine's Day!
Molten Chocolate Cake
from Kraft Foods
4 squares BAKER'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate
1/2 cup butter
1 cup powdered sugar
2 whole eggs
2 egg yolks
6 Tbsp. flour
BUTTER 4 small custard cups; place on baking sheet.
MICROWAVE chocolate and butter in large microwaveable bowl on HIGH 1 min. or until butter is melted; whisk until chocolate is completely melted. Stir in sugar. Add whole eggs and egg yolks; mix well. Stir in flour. Spoon into prepared cups.
BAKE 13 to 14 min. or until sides of desserts are firm but centers are still soft. Let stand 1 min. Carefully run small spatula or knife around cakes to loosen; invert into dessert plates. Serve warm with whipped cream.