Chocolate lava cake is a simple chocolate cake that has not been fully cooked through. That may not sound very appetizing but the result is a decadent chocolate molten center that oozes out of the cake when you cut into it.
Valentine's Day is on its way! I titled the recipe Chocolate Lava Cake for Two but in my house, I have to share the love with my 10 other family members.
The little one had her first chocolate lava cake today and she asked me, more like demanded, that I make it every day. Even if you're only making it for your special someone, you might want to make a couple more.
The light, moist sponge cake perfectly balances the decadence of the whipping cream. And the All-American combination of cinnamon, apples and cranberries helps make this dessert just a little less sinful. It will disappear quick from your dinner table!
The creme brulee is a classic French dessert. The base is just your averagecustard, but you can add your own twist to it by using different chocolate chips(milk, dark, white, butterscotch, peanut butter, lemon, mint) or by adding anextract to the vanilla chips (rose, pandan, peppermint, mocha). It is a trueculinary chameleon.
What really sets the creme brulee apart though is the crunch when you breakthrough the burnt sugar crust. I think that's what truly gives it its status andsophistication. It somehow brings a smile to your face, no matter how old youare. It reminds me of the scene in Amelie when she breaks through the crust and grins.
Amelie So make this next time you throw a party and wow your guests. You'll definitelybe a femme fatale.
Happy New Year! My resolution for year 2009 is to post a new recipe everyday. I decided to start with a tarte amandine because one of the main components of the dish is frangipane, a buttery almond filling. I'm originally from France and frangipane figures heavily into the traditional cake, called Galette des Rois (litterally Kings' Cake), which is served in the month of January to commemorate the Christian Holiday of Epiphany.