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Molten Chocolate Cake for Valentine's Day

Molten Chocolate Cake for Valentine's Day

The crust, which is slightly crispy, hides a creamy, soft cake inside.
All you need to do is mix and bake. You can bake this in no time.

Ingredients: 4 ramekins or muffin molds' worth

Chocolate (your preferred kind - bitter, milk, etc.)
90 g
Unsalted butter of margarine
70 g
Eggs
2
Sugar
20 g
●Cake flour
30 g
●Cocoa powder
5 g
Powdered sugar
as needed

Steps

1. Sift the ● ingredients. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
2. Combined the finely chopped chocolate and butter, and melt over a double boiler.
3. Beat the eggs in a bowl, and whip a little bit by a hand mixer. Add the sugar, and whip until lightly thickened.
4. Add the Step 3 mixture into Step 2 little by little (make sure it was mixed well until it became lustrous) and slowly mix without ruining the airy, bubbly batter so it doesn't shrink back down.
5. Add the sifted ● ingredients little by little, and fold in.
6. Fill the molds with the mixture to about 80%, and bake in a preheated oven for about 10 minutes. When the surface starts to crack it's a sign that they're done.
7. Let it cool in the mold, sprinkle powdered sugar to your liking, then it's done. Freshly baked ones are hot, crispy, soft and creamy. That's the best.
8. Even when you bake in muffin molds, the baking time is the same. I recommend checking the oven constantly so that they won't be over cooked.
9. If you are planning to eat them after they've completely cooled, microwave for about 20 seconds and they'll be soft and creamy again.

Story Behind this Recipe

I wanted to eat a fluffy and not-too-sweet molten chocolate cake, so I came up with this recipe.