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 the goods

8 oz semi sweet dark chocolate

7 oz butter

1 cup super fine sugar

4 extra large eggs

1 cup self raising flour

you will need:

  • 9 inch cake pan or 4 ramekins
  • medium sized saucepan
  • electric beaters and mixing bowl if serving with whipped cream

time:10 minutes active, 20 minutes baking

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molten chocolate cake

this is absurdly easy, ridiculously sensational... a chocolate lover's orgasm

use the best quality chocolate and butter that you can get your hands on...you really can taste the difference

here we go:

pre heat: oven to 400f (200c)

melt:  butter, chocolate (broken into pieces) and sugar in a medium sized saucepan over a low heat. chocolate burns easily, so stir frequently

remove:  from heat and add eggs, 1 at a time. beat in with a wooden spoon or whisk. the batter will become quite glossy

add: flour and stir to combine, making sure that any lumps are beaten out of the batter

bake: in a buttered and floured 9 inch pan for 20 minutes. remove from heat and let sit 5-10 minutes. you can also bake the cakes in individual ramekins. bake for 15 minutes, let sit for 5 minutes

serve: warm with freshly whipped cream

variations:

  • substitute an equal amount of mexican drinking chocolate to give the cake a cinnamon spicy flavour
  • make a hot toffee sauce by heating 4 oz butter and 1 cup of sugar and then adding 1 cup of heavy cream once the sugar has dissolved. pour over the chocolate cake and serve with vanilla ice cream

 

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