Friday, February 12, 2010

S'mores Lava Cake

I ripped this recipe out of a Rachael Ray magazine.
I think I have had it over a year.
When I saw it I thought it looked absolutely heavenly!
I decided to finally just do it!
Make the cake!
So I did.
I haven't had such a good string of luck lately with recipes I clipped out of magazines.
So...I was a little nervous it wouldn't turn out.
Oh, don't you worry!
and I personally thought it was SO GOOD!
So, if you gals want to impress your guys for Valentines Day,
just go ahead a cook them a nice steak dinner and serve this little puppy for dessert.
I think it will be a hit!
S'mores Lava Cake
1 stick unsalted butter,
plus a little more for greasing
1/4 cup sugar,
plus a little more for coating
4 oz bittersweet chocolate, chopped
2 large eggs plus 2 large yolks
1 tbsp flour
3 tbsp heavy cream (I used half and half)
2/3 cup marshmallow cream
1 graham cracker sheet, finely chopped.
Preheat oven to 425*

Grease the 4 6 oz custard cups with the butter.
I got mine at walmart...
(My Grandpa thinks that Walmart should sponsor this blog!)
Once greased, coat with the sugar.
In a bowl, combine the butter and chocolate.
Heat on medium power for 2 minutes.
Stir until smooth.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, egg yolks and sugar until foamy.
(I didn't really know what this mean...and I used a hand whisk.
So, pretty much I whisked until I couldn't whisk any more..
and then whisked some more.
Probably use an electric beater to save your arm.)

Whisk in the chocolate mixture, then the flour.
Fill the custard cups 2/3 full with batter.

Bake until the edges are puffy, 13 to 15 minutes.
(I was nervous about mine not being done at all...
so I baked mine a full 15 minutes....
a little TOO long. You are wanting the center to be runny!)

While the cakes are baking,
and in a seperate bowl,
microwave the cream for 30 seconds on high power.
Stir in the marshmallow cream until smooth.
Invert the cakes onto the plates you will serve them on.
Drizzle the marshmallow sauce on the side.
Top with the graham cracker crumbs.

I thought it was really good!
I knew Rachael wouldn't let me down!


Does it look good? Did you try it? Do tell!