Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Melty Chocolate Cake

This could also go under the title: What I Had For Breakfast This Morning. This crazy chocolate cake recipe was actually called Fondant au Chocolat. Which, really sounds quite fancy & intriguing - but I thought it sounded a little intimidating & well, snotty. However, this is a really easy recipe and makes a melty, mushy, creamy, brownie-like situation. This recipe is pretty much made of chocolate, eggs and butter - yowza! There's just a spoonful of flour added at the end. You must give this one a try...

Preheat oven to 350. Grease & flour a 9 inch round cake pan.

Break 7 oz baking chocolate into smallish pieces and put them into a double boiler over simmering water. Pour in 1 Tbs. Hot espresso into the chocolate and stir till melted.
Add 1 3/4 sticks (I know!!! Shhh, just do it...) of butter and combine till melted.
Add 1 C. sugar, then add 5 eggs, 1 at a time, stirring well after each addition.
Finally, add 1 heaped Tbs. of flour.

Pour mixture into cake pan and bake for 20-25 minutes. The cake should still be very moist in the middle.

Remove from oven & let cool completely before turning out onto a plate. Now, the recipe then said to "cover in foil and try to resist eating for one day". But I, of course, do NOT recommend this. I mean really. If you're capable of that kind of self control then be my guest, but you know that's not happening at my house! Anyway, we scooped on some vanilla-carmel ice cream and ate it while the cake was still warm. Oh yeah baby!!!


  1. That just might be the most wicked breakfast I have ever heard of! And gorgeous!

  2. "Wicked & Gorgeous" : Two of my favorite adjectives!! Indeed!

  3. mmmmMMM!! Have you discovered 5 minute chocolate cake in a coffee mug yet?