Wednesday, February 10, 2010

TWD: Gooey Chocolate Cakes, Day 2 of "8 Days with Dorie"


Here we are on Day 2 of "Jacque shows her type A side by baking the recipes from before she joined Tuesday's with Dorie". Yeah.

I figure we might as well keep the chocolate train a rollin', so for today's TWD-athon recipe I present Gooey Chocolate Cakes. Leigh of Lemon Tartlet chose these back on April 1, 2008.

If you've ever tried or heard of molten chocolate cakes or chocolate lava cakes, you know the effect we're going for here. This chocolatey delight is *supposed* to, when cut into, ooze forth with a stream of gooey chocolate, almost like a warm, thick chocolate sauce.

Welp, I'm guessing you need to bake this cake for the exact right amount of time to be rewarded with the stream of chocolate goo. I obviously baked for just a tad too long, because mine was more like a gooey chocolate pocket.


But it was still dadgum good! In fact, a lot like I'm guessing yesterday's brownie was supposed to be. (And yes, I know I said I didn't like gooey brownies yesterday. But that was then and this is now. We all know women reserve the right to be contradictory.)

If I someday win the metabolism lottery and calories no longer have an effect on me, I'll experiment to find out just the right amount of time to bake this cake to get the desired molten chocolate effect. I'm thinking this could possibly be heaven on a plate.

OK, that's that. You can find the recipe on Leigh's site or Dorie Greenspan's book, "Baking, From my Home to Yours".

See ya' tomorrow!

5 comments:

Bob said...

Looks good as is! At least to me. Heh.

Susan said...

Yum! I may have to look that one up. It was made before my time too.

grace said...

metabolism lottery. ha. good one. :)

Cupcake Activist said...

I've always wanted to bake a chocolate molten cake. I am definitely the type to overcook it.

Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] said...

Oh no, you can't let calories get in the way of this one! I've made tons of molten cakes, and I LOVE them. You have to make these again, with the perfect baking time!! Please! You'll thank me!