I have a problem. I’ve made this cake 5 times in the past week. I’ll admit that a few made it to friend’s houses but I may have eaten more than my fair share. This is one of my go-to recipes because it’s amazingly simple yet so delicious, you’re friends will be asking for the recipe after their first bite. You can sub any berries you want but there’s something about raspberries that I think makes this cake perfect.
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can’t. stop. eating. this.
Such a perfect lunch and easy to make in the morning. I like to add some chicken or salmon and replace the arugula with mixed greens. Yum!
The perfect (and easy!) Valentine’s day dessert.
1. In the top of a double boiler set over simmering water, heat the butter and chocolate together until the chocolate is almost completely melted. While that’s heating, beat together the eggs, yolks, and sugar with a whisk or electric beater until light and thick.
2. Beat together the melted chocolate and butter; it should be quite warm. Pour in the egg mixture, then quickly beat in the flour, just until combined.
3. Butter and lightly flour four 4-ounce molds, custard cups, or ramekins. Tap out the excess flour, then butter and flour them again. Divide the batter among the molds. (At this point you can refrigerate the desserts until you are ready to eat, for up to several hours; bring them back to room temperature before baking.
4. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Bake the molds on a tray for 6 to 7 minutes; the center will still be quite soft, but the sides will be set.
5. Invert each mold onto a plate and let sit for about 10 seconds. Unmold by lifting up one corner of the mold; the cake will fall out onto the plate. Serve immediately.
inspiration for your next culinary adventure
this dish is insanely easy and a crowd pleaser.
If you’re on a New Year diet this probably isn’t the right recipe for you … try it next month! But if you’re feeling the chill of winter and need something comforting, this is the perfect recipe.