5.23.2011

Mangia Mondays:: Individual Chocolate Molten Cakes


Hi friends and welcome to chapter 11 of Mangia Mondays!  The magnificent chef Kristin of Delightfully Dowling and I are having so much fun checking out recipes every week and I hope you are too! 

If any of you have a recipe for some kind of magical potion that will freeze my kids at the ages they are right now, I would really appreciate you linking it up to this blog hop, because yesterday this yummy baby boy --


turned NINE!
This sweet potato pie is kind, oh so funny, a wee bit stubborn, smiley and affectionate.
Happy Birthday Seanie Mark! 
You light up our life every day!!

I love the crazy things my family requests for their birthday dinners.  Seanie asked for surf & turf followed by chocolate molten cakes - you know I was more than happy to oblige with that sweet request! 

I wrote about how easy these cakes are to make when I guest posted a while back at Savory & Sweet, and thought all you Mangia Mondays partakers might enjoy this one!



Individual Chocolate Molten Cakes
{Print Recipe}
Ingredients
12 oz. semisweet chocolate
8 oz. (2 sticks) unsalted butter
1 cup white granulated sugar
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
6 whole eggs

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Butter and sugar 12 (4 oz.) ramekins.

Slice butter, combine with chocolate chips and microwave on 30 second intervals until butter is melted.
Set aside until chocolate has melted and stir to combine.

Whip together eggs and sugar on medium-high speed until light, fluffy and triple in volume. If you don’t have a mixer you can do this by hand with a whisk and get a great upper-body workout at the same time!
Add flour and fold in gently by hand or with mixer on slow, then fold in chocolate mixture.
Fill prepared ramekins 3/4 full. (May be prepared in advanced and chilled until ready to use.)

Place ramekins on baking sheet and set in center of oven.
Bake 15 minutes or until set on top. Do not over bake or the result will be a brownie-like cake instead of a pudding center.
Let cool slightly. Run a knife along the sides of the ramekins to loosen the cakes. Use a dishtowel to handle. Place individual serving plate on top of ramekin and invert.

Garnish with fresh berries and powdered sugar, or add a dollop of fresh whipped cream or vanilla ice cream if desired.

Serve warm and enjoy! 

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6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Love the pics of seanie! Those lava cakes look so yummy --thanks for sharing

Anonymous said...

Love the pics of seanie! Those lava cakes look so yummy --thanks for sharing

Privet and Holly said...

Lisa, this is
NOT what I should
be reading right
now {the recipe,
not your sweet potato
little boy....Happy
B-day Sean, BTW!} as
I'm trying to turn
over a healthier leaf!
Of course, all things
in moderation are GOOD,
most especially chocolate!
xx Suzanne

Sarah, Three Boys said...

Yummy, Happy B-day Sean:) If you discover the age freezing trick send it my way too!!

Val said...

Happy birthday to you sweet boy!!!! I have never made one of these amazing cakes....I think now is the time! YUM

Rhiannon {Hey Gorg} said...

Uhm seriously? So yummy!! I die :)