I hope you're wearing your decadent pants! I'm sure that would involve some purple velvet, fringe, and perhaps some silver sequins. No matter what they look like, you'll need them for this recipe. Talk about rich and chocolaty! The chocolate center was not as lava-like as I would have liked, so I would suggest baking them for a minute or two less so the chocolate come oozing out. Oh, dear. I think I just shed a little tear of joy. Either way, these were wonderful... decadent pants or not.
Molten Chocolate Cakes
source: Baker's Desserts for Chocolate Lovers (that's me!)
1 pkg (6 squares) Bittersweet baking chocolate (semi-sweet should be fine)
10 T butter
1 1/2 c powdered sugar
1/2 c flour
3 whole eggs
3 egg yolks
The following are optional but make it that much better:
Ice Cream or whipped cream
6 ramekins or custard cups
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
Place the butter and chocolate in a bowl and microwave on high heat for two minutes, stirring about every 30 seconds until the chocolate is melted.
1. Cut out littlecircles of parchment that will fit into the bottom of your dish. Spray that with cooking spray, just in case.
2. Spray the bottom of the ramekin with cooking spray.
I know number two sounds infinitely easier, but I'm always paranoid that the cake won't come out, and I'll be stuck with gloopy mess of chocolate on a plate.
Let the cakes sit for one minute. Run a knife around the outside of the cakes to loosen them.