Heavenly Melted Chocolate Cake

 

Do you want to make a dessert that brings everyone together while they complement you profusely? Then I recommend making this almost flour-less chocolate cake. I made this for a Valentines party we were throwing, and it turned out completely wrong compared to the original recipe, yet I didn’t let anyone know, and they absolutely loved it! They loved it so much that it was gone in less than a minute, and I never had a chance to take a picture of the completed cake. Never the less, I will still be adding the recipe as well as the images I did get.

How would I describe this cake? Have you ever seen or had chocolate molten lava cakes? Well this was like a giant one. Crunchy crust, soft moist sides, and a completely liquid center make up this wonderful mistake. Add flavors of rich chocolate, juicy strawberries, and a hint of coffee, and you have yourself a dessert that you wont stop eating until it is gone.

So I noticed that in almost all blog posts about recipes, they bombard you with a ridiculous amount of the same photo at different angels, which you have to scroll through just to get to the juicy recipe. This bugs me, so I will be doing it the other way around. I will give you the damn recipe that you clicked on my site for in the first place, and then show you the step-by-step process with my photos, where there is only one of each step, not 10 photos of the same thing.

 

Here is what you will need:

* 8 ounces chocolate –I used about 6 oz of dark and 2 of milk. (not bakers chocolate)

* 1 cup butter

* 1 teaspoon flour

* 1/2 cup sugar

* 4 large eggs

* 1 Tablespoon ground coffee or espresso

* 6-10 strawberries

* Powdered Sugar

 

Directions:

  • Grab a loaf pan 13×4 or whichever size you have handy. Butter the sides and lightly sprinkle with flour. Then place a piece of wax paper on the bottom only.
  • Preheat oven to 300F and place a shallow roasting pan inside filled ¾ with water. This pan needs to be big enough to fit the other inside.
  • Start to melt butter in saucepan. Then add chocolate. Constantly stir at a low temperature so it will not burn.
  • Meanwhile in mixing bowl add sugar, flour, and eggs, and beat with electric mixer until frothy.
  • Add the coffee and the melted chocolate/butter into the bowl, and mix again until everything is well combined.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan and center into the roasting pan in the oven.
  • Bake for an hour and 15-30 minutes. Using a toothpick the top should be crusted while coming out somewhat wet, but not completely liquid.
  • Cool for a bit and then place into the fridge for 4 hours or longer if desired.
  • Once ready to eat, turn cake upside down on a tray with raised edges so nothing leaks out. This will look like a puddle of chocolate. Appealing.
  • Add thinly sliced strawberries on top to make pretty, and sprinkle with powdered sugar.
  • Hand out spoons and watch disappear.

 

Now to proceed with step-by-step photos:

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Grab a loaf pan 13×4 or whichever size you have handy. Butter the sides and lightly sprinkle with flour. Then place a piece of wax paper on the bottom only.

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Start to melt butter in saucepan. Then add chocolate. Constantly stir at a low temperature so it will not burn. I used two types of chocolate like Hershey’s , one dark and one milk.

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In mixing bowl add ½ cup of sugar.

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1 teaspoon flower.

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4 eggs.

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Beat all with electric mixer until frothy.

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Add the tablespoon coffee.

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Then the melted chocolate and butter. Mix again until everything is well combined.

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Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan.

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Center into the roasting pan in the oven. Bake for an hour and 15-30 minutes. Using a toothpick the top should be crusted while coming out somewhat wet, but not completely liquid.

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Cool for a bit and then place into the fridge for 4 hours or longer if desired.

Once ready to eat, turn cake upside down on a tray with raised edges so nothing leaks out. Take of the wax paper. This will look like a puddle of chocolate. Appealing. Add thinly sliced strawberries on top to make pretty, and sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Hand out spoons and watch disappear.

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This is all I have as evidence that the cake was devoured. They were smoothing extra strawberries on the bottom to get the last bits of chocolate. I made this dessert along with my Heart Fruit Salad, both being a perfect end to our Valentines Day party.

Once you have made this dish take a moment to leave a review and please please add a photo of your complete cake. That way more people can understand what the finished product looks like.

(I got my cover photo from http://myedibles.blogspot.com.ar/2011_10_01_archive.html to use for now. I have not tried that recipe, I just liked the photo.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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3 Comments Add yours

  1. undiagourmet says:

    Can I have it again?

    Like

  2. PERCOLATOR says:

    Reblogged this on .

    Like

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