Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Pure Bliss

Okay, I promised that if the dessert I was making the other night was good, I'd post the recipe. was decadent, and I loved it, so did the hubby and the kidlet. I'm actually going to make it again this weekend for my family when they come for Sunday dinner.

I found this recipe in the Feb 2010 issue of Rachel Ray's Everyday. I really like her, and like the magazine as well. I cook alot of her dishes, and my family really loves them. So, without further's


1 stick (4oz) of unsalted butter, plus more greasing
1/4 cup of sugar, plus more for coating
4 ounces of bittersweet chocolate, chopped
2 large egss, plus 2 large yolks, at room temperature
1 tablespoon flour
3 tablespoons heavy cream
2/3 cup marshmallow cream
1 graha;m cracker cheet (2 squares), finely chopped. (instead, I used a homemade choclate chip cookie that was nice and soft)

Preheat oven to 425.

Grease four 6 ounces custard cups or ramekins, then coat with sugar

place on a baking sheet

In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, egg yolks and sugar until foamy. Whisk in the chocolate mixture, then the flour.

Fill the prepared cups 2/3 full with the batter.

Bake until the edges are puffy (13-15 mins)

Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, microwave the heavy cream at high power for 30 secs. Stir in marshmallow cream until smooth

Carefully invert cakes onto plates and drizzle the marshmallow sauce on the side, top with graham cracker crumbs. (instead, I place the cookie on the plate, then inverted the lava cake so the cookie got nice and soft with the heat of the cake.

Mmmmm, this was so good, easy, and really quite elegant looking. Easy to make for company and romantic to share for Valentine's Day!!!

And happy hump day! Oh, and I'm blogging today over at Lust In Time!


  1. Between you and VFG, I will have a shopping list a mile long!!! This looks absolutely delicious!! I am glad that you and your family enjoyed it! It looks to die for!!!
    I will be trying this soon!
    Hope you have a wonderful day Sophie!

  2. Oh, enjoy it Cecile! I think you and Brooke could have lots of making--and eating them! You enjoy your day, too!!

  3. *drooling* I'm a major chocolate lover and the moment I opened your blog, Sophie, I started salivating. lol!

    Hmmm...I think I'm going to have to purchase some hardware to make this particular dish. That's the thing, the more I learn about cooking and baking, the more I realize that I'm missing some crucial elements.

    Thanks for this one. Its going on my list!

    Hugs, VFG

  4. Oh, VFG if chocolate is your thing, then you're gonna love this, especially if you're feeling romantic and you want to share it with hubby. Me and my hubby...well, we've been married too long, we want our own! lol!

    And the little ceramic custard cups or ramekins will be easy to find. Let me know how it turns out.

  5. *DROOL*
    So not fair, Sophie! LOL. I've been dying for some chocolate lately, but haven't had any in the house. ARGH. Never a good thing, by the way-- women should always have chocolate reserves somewhere, but sadly I've neglected to stock up.

    Anyway, this recipe looks simply sinful-- and I'm going to have to try it out soon. Perhaps Valentines day, and since I'm single, well, more chocolate for me! LOL.


  6. OMG, this sounds heavenly!! Lava cake is one of my kids' favorites, and this looks pretty easy. Thanks!!