Saturday, April 13, 2013

Molten Chocolate Cake

Story: This story is about being opportunity obsessed, about not taking "No" for an answer - about "Leaning In" - Okay - I admit! I am finishing my MBA and have a serious case of buzzword-itis. In simple words - This recipe will always remind me of our first new year's eve after having our first child - and of course it will remind me of Smita and Vish for making this mouthwatering dessert! why is it a big deal? Here goes -

December 31st, 2012 - Everyone is calling us to wish "Happy new year!" and without fail - every single caller is reminding us that we will not be partying this year because we have a six month old baby to take care of - Not that there's anything wrong with that. The more such calls I got the harder I wanted to party that night. But as a matter of fact - we did have a six month old to take care of and we were seriously sleep deprived.

That's when I get a call from Smita - "Can we come over close to mid-night if you don't have other plans?" so sweet! We could have said - "Sorry yaar - we will catch up on sleep instead!" - But we chose to invite them instead - took that chance and guess what - four of us had a great time chatting about - basically nothing - till 2.00 am. My son is such a sweetheart - he did not wake up even once during that time...

And boy - did the molten chocolate cake taste sweet or what!

Source: Smita Rajan Iyer - from All Recipes website

Time: 30-45 mins

Ingredients: For 6 cakes
  • Obscene amounts of unsalted butter (1 cup)
  • 8 Ounces of semisweet chocolate chips (I used Ghiradelli - it worked well)
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 4 tsp flour (yes 4 tsp only!)
  • 6 pyrex glass containers (smallest) or Individual muffin cups
  • Optional but recommended - Vanilla Ice cream and berries on top 

Recipe: Melt butter and chocolate chips in a pan by placing the pan in boiling water and continuously mixing the molten chocolate and butter. In a mixing bowl, beat eggs, sugar and salt using hand-mixer till the sugar is completely dissolved. Beat the molten chocolate-butter mixture into the bowl till smooth. DO NOT taste this mixture because you will eat it all. Let this mixture cool down to room temperature.

Preheat the oven to 450F, spray the serving containers or paper cups with oil. Divide the batter into containers - don't fill a serving cup more than half its capacity.

The wait is very short - just 8-10 mins - and the result is out of this world!!! I have made these four times since new year's eve and the recipe worked every single time!

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