Chocolate Pudding Cakes
a.k.a. Hot Lava cake.
My oldest son requested that mommy make these cakes after he saw a picture of one inside a magazine. Of course I couldn't deny a special request... especially one involving CHOCOLATE!
2 oz 60% cacao bittersweet chocolate
1/4 cup heavy cream
4 oz 60% cacao bittersweet chocolate
1 stick of butter
2 whole eggs
2 egg yolks
1/3 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup cake flour
Melt ingredients for filling in a double boiler. Refrigerate until firm (approximately 2 hrs). Roll into balls; set aside until ready to use.
Melt butter and chocolate in a double boiler. In an electric mixer bowl, whisk together eggs, yolks, sugar and vanilla on high speed for 5 minutes. Fold in flour and chocolate. Spoon mixture into 6 prepared ramekins (sprayed with non-stick spray).
Bake 15 minutes at 400 degrees. Let stand for 5 minutes. Garnish with berries, whipped cream, chocolate syrup, etc.