Part III: Molten Chocolate Cakes

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Mar 2, 2010 at 9:46am

OK, last post invoking my friend Andrew Zimmern’s name, I swear (thanks to AZ for letting me borrow a bit of his burnish – I might just subliminally throw his name into my blog whenever I need a little infusion of attention since people jump all over it). But seriously, I had to include a post about these Molten Chocolate Cakes, recipe courtesy of Andrew, because they’re so good you’ll want to make them at 10 am and eat them mid-morning. Like I just did. (For the blog, obviously, otherwise I’d never do that…)







I should mention, as Andrew did, that the recipe is his via Jean-Georges Vongerichten, who taught it to him a decade ago. Melted chocolate and butter, beaten eggs and sugar, combined and baked and poof! In less than 30 minutes (yep, that easy), you too can be licking your plate…er ramekin…clean of warm, gooey, chocolate cake so deadly, your dog might think you’re calling him with your moaning. (Sorry Louis.)

You could even make them for dessert.

Molten Chocolate Cakes
Andrew Zimmern via Jean-Georges Vongerichten
Serves 8 as a dessert
(Stephanie’s note: recipe halves nicely)

2 sticks sweet butter, plus some for greasing the molds
8 ounces artisan bittersweet chocolate
4 eggs
4 egg yolks
1/2 cup sugar
2 T flour, plus some for the molds

Butter and flour 8 four-ounce ramekins or oven proof molds, be sure all interior surface area is covered. Cakes will stick wherever you miss so be thorough. Place chocolate and butter in a slow double boiler and melt to combine. Whip eggs, egg yolks and sugar until light and thick. Beat egg mixture into chocolate mixture. Whisk in the flour. Pour batter into molds and bake in a preheated 450 degree oven for 10-11minutes or until set. Cakes will have risen an inch or so. Cakes should barely hold together, holding their molten chocolate center. Un-mold and serve with sweetened whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.

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  1. By alyssa1 on March 9, 2010 at 10:54PM

    o my gosh i want to make that so bad. my mouth is wattering

  2. By SML on March 4, 2010 at 4:06PM

    Yay! Thanks for letting me know!

  3. By soccerb54 on March 3, 2010 at 3:26PM

    i tried this and it was deliciousssss thanks so much for the recipe!

  4. By SML on March 2, 2010 at 2:18PM

    Thanks Maria! And thanks to @pickycook for pointing me to your beautiful blog Love it!

  5. By Maria Lichty on March 2, 2010 at 12:58PM

    I am glad I found you on Twitter, which led me to your fabulous blog! I am loving this dessert!