Yesterday, however, was a holiday and my husband and I did the usual running around town on errands and such so I really didn’t have time to whip something up, photograph & publish. However, Friday evening found us hanging out sipping martinis watching a little tube. I was fonder of the martini than the television program so on my way back to the kitchen for a refill, I asked hubs if there was anything I could get for him. He was feeling a bit loose and in good humor and responded “Sure, I could really go for a molten lava cake” and snickered at his own little joke. I thought about it for a few minutes and thought that seduction is as much about the surprise of an unexpected kindness as anything else – that’s romantic right? So I looked up a recipe on my iPod and replied, “OK, that doesn’t take too long.” and off I trundled to the kitchen, martini in hand to whip up a late evening treat for my sweetie.
It’s actually quite easy to make:
- 5 TBS butter
- 3.5 oz dark chocolate
- 2 large eggs & 1 egg yolk
- 3 TBS sugar
- 3 TBS flour
- 2 tsp cocoa powder
- pinch salt
Melt the butter and chocolate together in the microwave on half power until chocolate is nearly melted and stir well to combine and finish melting chocolate. Whisk eggs, egg yolk and sugar together until pale yellow and sugar is no longer visible. Stir together the egg mixture and the chocolate mixture. Sift flour, cocoa & salt over the mixture and fold until completely incorporated. Spoon batter into 4 buttered 5oz ramekins & chill for 15 minutes in the fridge. Place ramekins into a casserole dish and fill halfway up the sides with hot water. Place into the oven on the middle rack and bake 10-15 minutes or until sides are just set. Sift some powdered sugar atop & serve!
This truly is a fast & easy dessert, you can set the cakes for a few minutes and turn out onto a plate or if it’s 9:00 at night you can serve them in the ramekins as I did. These are also great little foils for any fruit you have on hand or even a dollop of whipped cream or ice cream.
So seduction doesn’t have to be a well planned event, it can be spontaneous, surprising and romantic – it can also get you out of watching Grimm and still earn you a late night massage!
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