This is the epitome of decadent desserts. Deeply dark, warm chocolate cake served right out of the oven. Warm chocolate cake is a dessert with an edgy reputation for being a difficult production. Many recipes have you making the cake, baking the cake, then serving the cake. It is all too last minute. Stressful for the hostess in the kitchen preparing the cake while dinner guests wait for dessert.
This is a straight forward recipe. It requires a few ingredients. The very best chocolate, butter, eggs, sugar and flour. The secret to this gorgeous dessert is to MAKE IT AHEAD OF TIME. One refrigerates the cakes for 24 hours before you bake them.
You bake the chocolate cakes for twelve to thirteen minutes. The centres of the cake will feel soft and not quite fully set when you touch the centres. The edges will be firmer. This is the magic moment to pull your spectacular desserts out of the oven
You can serve these little darlings with a tiny sprinkle of fleur de sel (or flaky sea salt). A generous scoop of cherry custard ice cream and you have a deconstructed Black Forest Cake. When I want the dessert to be very very French I pour liberal lashings of my salted caramel sauce over the cake.
The recipe for WARM CHOCOLATE CAKE awaits you in MRS.BUTTERFINGERS.
( Cake baking photographs courtesy W. Lloyd )