We made this yesterday as the Valentine’s Day treat. I LOVE these and they are super easy but a warning… they are indeed bittersweet. I prefer dark chocolate.. the darker the better. APPARENTLY, high school students prefer the sweet stuff. If you identify more with the teenagers, there is an easy swap. Use 6 oz. of the chocolate YOU like. You could do all milk, semi-sweet and milk, what have you.
Also, the unsweetened chocolate comes wrapped in individual one oz. squares, so just count out three. The 3 oz. of semi-sweet would have to be weighed. If you don’t have a kitchen scale, then it is about 1/3 c. plus 2 tbsp. worth of regular size chocolate chips. Enjoy!These were made on a single day (40 minute class). They were explained, prepped, made, eaten and cleaned up by 20 inexperienced 16 year old kids. ANYONE can do this! Makes six individual cakes.
3 ounces, weight Unsweetened Chocolate
3 ounces, weight Semi-sweet Chocolate
5 tbsp. Butter
1/4 cup Flour
3/4 cup Powdered Sugar
2 whole Large Eggs
1 Egg Yolk
½ teaspoon vanilla Extract
1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
2. Grease a single 6 cup muffin tin.
3. Seperate your egg.
*Clearly this kid struggled. I gave him a second shot. A surprisingly easy way to separate your eggs (if the yolk flipping back and forth thing seems daunting) is to just crack your egg and pour it into your fingers, gently cradling the yolk and letting the whites fall between your fingers. If you think about it, your fingers are much softer than the edges of an egg shell.
4. Mix the powdered sugar and flour together.
5. Melt the chocolates and butter in the microwave (covered, in 30 second increments stirring in between)
6. Add the flour and sugar to chocolate mixture. Batter will be stiff.
7. Stir in the eggs and yolk until smooth.
8. Stir in the vanilla.
9. Divide the batter evenly among the muffin tins.
10. Place in the oven and bake for 11 minutes. The edges should be firm, but the center will be runny.
11. Run a knife around the edges to loosen and invert onto dessert plates.
12.Sprinkle with powdered sugar.
These are best eaten immediately, for obvious reasons. However, I don’t see why a little microwave warm up wouldn’t suffice if eaten later on. Enjoy! Hope you had a great Valentine’s Day!