Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Chocolate Molten Cakes

(makes 6 individual cakes)
4 oz butter
3 oz semi-sweet chocolate (chips or chopped)
2 tbs granulated sugar
1 large whole egg
1 large egg yolk
2 tbs strong coffee
2 tbs all-purpose flour
4 tbs finely chopped walnuts
In a double boiler, whisk butter and chocolate together with sugar until melted and smooth. Remove from heat. In a medium bowl, whisk together coffee with egg and egg yolk. Whisk into chocolate mixture. Fold in flour and walnuts.
In order to release the cakes after baking, use either disposable muffin moulds that have been cut apart or a silicone muffin tray that allows the cakes to be gently loosened. If using disposable metal trays, spray insides with cooking spray. Divide batter between six regular-sized muffin moulds. If using a silicone tray, place on a baking sheet and into a 400F oven. Bake for about 10 minutes, less if batter is still hot, until cakes are just set on the tops. To serve, gently release cakes onto serving plates. Serve with warm, sweetened raspberries or accompaniment of your choice. Cakes will ooze molten chocolate when cut into.

Where to find it: Look for silicone baking pans in department stores such as Superstore. They’re inexpensive and naturally non-stick, without any of the hazards of some other non-stick bake ware.

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