Saturday, January 29, 2011

Double Chocolate Bitter cake in Ramekins

I made this as a sweet surprise treat for huss dear on New Year. Huss is not a sweet tooth and is exactly opposite to me. An ardent chocoholic I am. Gimme anything with a hint of chocolate in it and I would gobble it down within no time.
So here’s my recipe:
Ingredients: (serves 2 – Ideal for a romantic couple)
All Purpose Flour – ½ cup
Butter – 3 tablespoons
1 large egg
Vanilla essence – ½ teaspoon
Dark chocolate bar – 1 (I used vochelle dark chocolate)
Dark chocolate cubes – 2
Sugar – 3 tablespoons

Procedure:
Preheat oven to 175 C. (I used microwave – convection mode). Grease the ramekins with butter and dust it with powdered sugar (if you have sweetened cocoa powder, you can use that to dust).
Split the egg white from the yolk and set aside.
Melt the butter and chocolate pieces in a double boiler ( I used a shallow pan placed on top of boiling water. Note that the pan with chocolate should not touch the water)
Beat the egg yolks and sugar till they become fluffy and creamy. Add in the vanilla essence.
Beat the egg white till stiff peaks.
Add the egg yolk mixture to the chocolate mixture and stir till well blended.
Fold in the egg whites (Do this gently). Do not overwork on the mixture.
Add the All purpose flour and fold in gently. Set aside.
Pour the batter onto the greased ramekins. Drop in the dark chocolate cubes and bake for 20 mins as per your oven’s strength.

If you need a molten centre: (MY STYLE - I hate eating half done cake :) )
Do not drop in the chocolate cubes. Melt it in a double boiler separately. When the cake is half done, take it out. Punch a hole in the centre and pour in the melted chocolate and then continue baking
Cool the cake and then unmould it by gently passing a knife through the side.
Rich chocolate cake ready!!! It will be a bit bitter as we are using dark chocolate.

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15 comments:

  1. Wow, looks beautiful...perfect cake, love to have it during tea time.

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  2. Lovely lovely cake.....I am quite scared to use the microwave for anything else other than heating food...U have done it to perfection... I love ur version of adding the melted chocolate and baking the cake again..... This is too good...[I was held with the weekend galatta.....sorry for the delayed response]....
    Reva

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  3. This looks scrumptious, well explained recipe.

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  4. ooh love the bitter sweet chocolate.. i am a chocoholic.. love to bite into that cake :)

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  5. wow...yummy cake...wanna try now dear..
    Tasty appetite

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  6. Hi,
    u have an award waiting for u in my blog. do collect it... u deserve a lot more. keep posting some yummy recipes...
    Reva

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  7. Just loved your chocolate cake...

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  8. love the small cute cake...chocolatey too...yum!!

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  9. Love the choco cake. Looks yummy..First time here and you have a beautiful collection of recipes..

    G
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  10. Beautiful and yummy! Love that you use ramekin for baking the cake....

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  11. wonderful cake.. quite droolworthy.. i too am a chocoholic n this one really took my fancy..
    nice space..

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  12. yummy and chocolaty....these are positively sinful:)

    US Masala

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  13. Yum!! Easy & delicious! Will be bookmarking this recipe! Thanks for sharing Vimitha!

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