Monday, June 1, 2015

Molten chocolate cake with caramel center

This weekend we had some of our lovely friends over for an awesome dinner party. We were so excited to have them over because they are new friends but absolutely awesome people. Dinner parties are such a wonderful way to spend time with friends. Since moving here we haven't had many, as I use our dinner table as a desk, so it was exciting to break out our dinner party stuff. It is just so nice to get quality time to sit and talk while having good food and drink. Great nights with great friends, which I have been incredibly lucky to have a good few of over the last few weekends, deserve a great dessert. I think I'm in something of a chocolate mood this month so like the brownies last week this dessert had to involve chocolate. Cue the photos -

Chocolately enough?
You may notice that the center of the molten part is a different colour. That is not a trick of the light, that is a delicious gooey river of caramel. The best part is that these beauties are so, so simple to make and will finish off a meal perfectly.

Molten chocolate and caramel cakes (makes 4-5) (adapted from BBC good food recipe)

100g Dark Chocolate
100g Butter
100g Muscovado sugar
50g White sugar
3 Eggs
50g Flour
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
8 Rolo chocolates

1 - In a deep bottomed saucepan, melt the butter and chocolate together

2 - Add the sugars, white first and melt completely, then remove from the heat and let cool slightly.

3 - Add the muscovado sugar and beat well

4 - Now add beaten eggs and vanilla and beat everything together.

5 - Finally fold in the flour until just fully combined.

6 - Butter and flour 4-5 ramikins or you can use cupcake cases and fill most of the way up.

7 - Just before serving, place two rolos back to back and insert into the center of the each cake

8 - These need to be baked just before you serve, so if you want to eat them immediately put into a
     200' oven for 10 minutes. However if you are having a dinner party, then just store them in the
     fridge, covered well in cling-film (to avoid absorbing tastes/oders) and then bake for 15 minutes
     before serving.

9 - Serve with ice-cream and berries and enjoy!!

And when you break into it ............

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