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
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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