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Monday, August 26, 2013

Chocolate Mousse Cakes

Hey everyone!

These are GREAT. Need a chocolate fix? keep a bowl of this whipped up in the fridge, and microwave individual cakes when you need them- instant decadence. I am not above doing this myself, by the way! These were supposed to be a recipe for lava cakes, but they didn't turn out as planned, but they were still fantastic, so I re-dubbed them and added the microwave option and here we are. Let's go!

Your arsenal: chocolate, butter, eggs, vanilla, sugar, flour, cocoa, and salt.
The melted butter and chocolate on the left, the eggs, egg yolks, vanilla, and sugar on the right.
Mix them together to form this glossy base.
Add dry ingredients and whisk well.
Put your batter into ramekins, whether it is four at once, or one at a time at your leisure.
Cook in a water bath or microwave until the tops are firm.

Chocolate Mousse Cakes
-2 egg yolks
-2 eggs
-1/8 teaspoon vanilla
-3 tablespoons sugar
-3 1/2 oz. dark chocolate
-5 tablespoons butter
-heaping tablespoon cocoa
-3 tablespoons flour
-1 pinch salt
Whisk egg yolks, eggs, vanilla, and sugar.
Melt chocolate and butter together. Slowly whisk together with the egg mixture.
Add in dry ingredients and whisk well.
Either bake in the oven in a water bath (split batter into 4 ramekins) at 425 F for 15-18 minutes, or microwave (put batter into greased ramekins) for about a minute (adjust depending on your microwave power)- it works great in the microwave.

Turn out the cake (or eat it out of the ramekin, especially if microwaving!), and enjoy!

Savor it!
love, rue

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