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These Molten Chocolate Cakes are seductively delicious. Deeply chocolatey and warm and gooey on the inside, they're perfect for a little date night love spell. The whole experience will take you to the height of pleasure.
I don't personally believe in practicing witchcraft that impedes another person's free will. Trying to energetically coerce or control someone seems highly likely to backfire. I'm not saying it can't be done, I'm just saying I don't do it. I don't trust myself enough to know that what I'm telling another person to do is truly for their highest good. So I just steer clear of this type of magick.
When it comes to kitchen witchcraft, though, I'm all about setting the mood, shifting the vibration, and evoking certain feelings and emotions. Food has the power to bring up strong memories, bring us joy, and just make us feel really good. And if we're talking about a romantic dinner for two at home, I'm all for seducing someone with food. For me, that always involves chocolate
What makes Molten Chocolate Cakes so awesome?
It will be difficult to keep this section brief because I really freakin' love these molten chocolate cakes. Sometimes I'm a little bit sad that I only make two at a time. You could easily double this recipe, by the way if this is not a date night dish. What's not to love about chocolate cake that's all warm and gooey on the inside, oozing with sweet intensity?
You can just serve these cakes plain or with a dusting of powdered sugar, and they'd be incredible. Whipped cream would also be awesome. But in my opinion, it's gotta be good vanilla ice cream. The contrast of the cold and hot together is perfection. I seriously want to lick the plate. I can't get enough.
Make it magical
Chocolate is known for making us feel happy and for being seductive and pleasurable. You don't even have to be a witch to know that. Call on this energy as you bake this cake. This is a delicate structure that requires time and patience, so pour every bit of your desire into it as you craft each cake.
If you really wanted to spice things up, you could also add a pinch of cayenne pepper to turn up the heat. Just be really careful and clear with your intentions, and of course, make sure the person you're serving it to is a willing partner. The addition of berries also symbolizes fertility if that's part of you and your partner's seduction equation.
See the Kitchen Magick page for details on the magical correspondences of all the ingredients.
Tips for making Molten Chocolate Cakes
These cakes are definitely not difficult, but I wouldn't call them super easy, either. You're gonna need a double boiler (a glass bowl that sits on top of a small saucepan will do) and an electric mixer. A hand mixer will work fine.
You'll start by melting butter, chocolate, cream, and powdered sugar in the double boiler. I prefer to do it this way instead of in the microwave so I can keep an eye on it and make sure everything gets blended together smoothly. Let this cool a bit while you beat your eggs.
All the leavning in this cake comes from the foam we create with the eggs, so it's important to beat the eggs and sugar together long enough for them to form a ribbon. This means the eggs should be pale yellow and when you lift the whisk up, the mixture should fold over itself a bit as it falls back into the bowl, kinda like a ribbon. This will give you the structure you need for the cake to rise.
From there, you'll need to gently fold in just a bit of flour, followed by the melted chocolate mixture. Work gently so that you don't lose all those bubbles in your eggs. As soon as you're relatively streak-free, divide your mixture between two greased ramekins and bake for about 10 minutes. They should be just set on the top.
Let them cool for a couple of minutes, then run a sharp knife around the edge of the cake to release it from the ramekin and turn it out onto a plate or just scoop some ice cream on top and dig in.
You probably didn't whisk your eggs enough. Or you were a bit too rough with your folding. Treat this cake gently and develop the structure properly. Search YouTube for egg ribbon stage if you want to see what this looks like.
Use dark chocolate that you would be happy to eat on its own. It's the feature flavor here, so go for the good stuff if you can get it.
I'm in love with these Molten Chocolate Cakes, and I'd probably be a little bit in love with anyone who made them for me. This recipe will make your hot date very interesting.
Looking for more awesome chocolate desserts? Try this Homemade Chocolate Pudding for Two or a Chocolate Cinnamon Cake.Print
Molten Chocolate Cakes
These Molten Chocolate Cakes are seductively delicious. Deeply chocolaty and warm and gooey on the inside, they're perfect for a little date night love spell. The whole experience will take you to the height of pleasure.
- Prep Time: 20
- Cook Time: 12
- Total Time: 32 minutes
- Yield: 2 cakes 1x
- Category: Dessert
- Method: Baked
- Cuisine: American
- Diet: Vegetarian
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 3 ounces bittersweet chocolate
- 1 tablespoon heavy cream
- 1 tablespoon powdered sugar
- 1 whole egg
- 1 egg yolk
- ⅛ cup sugar
- ½ teaspoon vanilla
- Pinch of salt
- 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
- Preheat oven to 450 F (225 C) and butter and flour two 6-ounce ramekins or spray them with a non-stick spray.
- Put a couple of inches of water in a medium sauce pan over medium heat and place a glass or metal bowl over the pan. Do not let the water touch the bottom of the bowl.
- Add the butter, chocolate, milk, and powdered sugar to the bowl and stir occasionally until everything is melted. Remove the bowl from the heat.
- In a mixing bowl, whisk together the egg, yolk, sugar, vanilla and salt until it forms a thick foam and falls in a ribbon. If you use a mixer, it will take about three minutes.
- Gently fold in a tablespoon of flour, then fold in the chocolate mixture. You want to work as lightly as you can since all the leavening will come from your foam. Keep folding until the streaks have almost disappeared.
- Divide the batter between your two waiting ramekins and pop them in the oven for 10 to 12 minutes. It should be just set on the top.
- Allow to cool for about two minutes. Run a sharp knife around the edge of each cake and turn them out onto your plate. You can garnish with some powdered sugar, chocolate syrup, whipped cream, or even ice cream.
Keywords: Chocolate, Cake
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