Thursday, February 12, 2009

Hot Fudge Gooey Goodness Cake

This cake is so easy to make it's unreal. Not only that you don't have to wait for it to cool completely nor do you have to frost it. What could be better than that? I have never made molten lava cakes, or even had one but I am pretty sure this is the same idea. This recipe can be made in little ramekins or coffee cups for individual sized servings too.
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup dutch processed cocoa powder
1 cup all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup milk
4 tablespoons of unsalted butter, melted
1 large egg yolk
3 teaspoons vanilla extract
3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup boiling water

ohhhh gooey goodness....
OK preheat your oven to 350 degrees, adjust the rack to middle of the oven. Spray an 8 inch pan with cooking spray and set it aside.

Whisk 1/2 cup sugar and 1/4 cup cocoa in a small bowl. Set it aside.

In another bowl whisk the flour, 1/2 cup sugar, 1/4 cup cocoa powder, baking powder and salt.

In yet another bowl, whisk the milk, butter, yolk and vanilla together until smooth.

Add the milk mixture to the flour mixture and mix until combined, by hand.

Fold in the chocolate chips. The batter will be thick.

Spread the batter into the prepared pans, making sure you spread it all out towards the corners.

Sprinkle the top with the sugar and coca mixture.

Pour the boiling water over the top, do not stir.

Bake about 25 minutes until the top of the cake looks cracked and has sauce bubbling on top of it. Do not over bake this cake! If you want to test it with a toothpick test an area close to the edge. Your toothpick should have large moist crumbs on it but no gooey batter. Cool for ten minutes and serve with whipped cream or ice cream. Store in the fridge covered, and reheat individual servings in the microwave.
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