It's made with just a few basic ingredients like chocolate (dark and good quality), butter, sugar, eggs and a little flour. I added some vanilla and a bit of espresso just for a change and an extra kick of caffeine.
These are my delicious little cakes – try them out for yourself, especially on a bad day and I promise you’ll feel better!
chocolate espresso molten cakes
makes two little cakes
*use organic where possible
60g dark chocolate – I used half 85%, half 70%
1 1/2 tbsp butter
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp espresso powder
1 1/2 tbsp confectionary sugar
2 tbsp plain flour, sifted
Preheat oven to 220 degrees C.
In a double boiler (bain marie) melt chocolate pieces and butter. Take off heat once melted and let cool a little and mix in espresso powder and vanilla. Prepare two ramekins; grease with butter and dust with flour. In a mixing bowl, add eggs and sugar and beat until fluffy and a little pale in colour – about 3-5 minutes. Gently add in chocolate mix, stir carefully until combined and then fold in sifted flour, one spoon at a time. Pour into ramekins and bake for about 7-9 minutes – watching/checking that outside is cooked but inside still moist and gooey. Remove and let cool a little before tipping out onto dish. Finish with a dust of cocoa powder and serve with espresso or cappuccino or anything else delicious!
nb: my cakes weren’t as gooey on the inside as I would have liked – I probably left them in the hot ramekins a little too long.