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Warm Chocolate Cake

This delicious recipe for warm chocolate cake is courtesy of Michael Laiskonis.

  • servings: 6

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces Amedei "No. 9" 75% dark chocolate couverture, chopped
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into pieces, plus more for baking dishes
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar, plus more for baking dishes
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • Confectioners' sugar, for serving
  • Extra-virgin olive oil, for serving

Directions

  1. Step 1

    In a medium heatproof bowl, set over (but not touching) simmering water melt together chocolate and butter.

  2. Step 2

    Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, whisk together cornstarch and granulated sugar. In another medium bowl whisk together eggs and egg yolks.

  3. Step 3

    Remove chocolate from heat and whisk in cornstarch mixture, then whisk in egg mixture until well combined. Transfer to a refrigerator until chilled, up to 3 days.

  4. Step 4

    Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

  5. Step 5

    Butter six 6-ounce ramekins and coat the insides with granulated sugar, shaking out any excess. Divide chilled batter evenly between ramekins and place ramekins on a baking sheet. Transfer baking sheet to oven and bake until cakes are just set (they may still be a little liquid), 12 to 15 minutes.

  6. Step 6

    Dust cakes with confectioners' sugar and spoon over olive oil; serve immediately.

Source
The Martha Stewart Show, February Winter 2008

Reviews (21)

  • 11 Feb, 2012

    I made this tonight for the first time. I had the pleasure of being served this a few weeks ago by a good baker friend of mine & tonight I made this for company. They all enjoyed it. It isn't that difficult to make & it tastes so yummy. I used Lindt 85% dark chocolate & reserved some pieces to garnish along with a scoop of ice cream to top it off.

  • 5 Dec, 2011

    Not a review but a question I hope someone will answer.....The written instructions direct us to bake these in a 375 degree oven, but if you watch the short video, Laiskonis instructs to bake at 325 degrees. Any clarification on this?

  • 24 Jul, 2008

    I really love this recipe and i know my children will love this too,its easy to do and its not expensive,i will try this recipe as soon as i complete my ingredients.

  • 18 May, 2008

    Wonderful and easy recipe to make. My family loved this desert - I will double the batch next time. I just used an 80% dark chocolate I found in my local grocery store and the recipe came out fine.

  • 11 Mar, 2008

    I found gourmet finishing salts online at http://www.atthemeadow.com/index.htm, including "Tahan n n n n n a Vanilla Flake" version, that looks fantastic.

  • 2 Mar, 2008

    where can I find the vanilla infused sea salt?

  • 2 Mar, 2008

    where can I find the vanilla infused sea salt?

  • 2 Mar, 2008

    where can I find the vanilla infused sea salt?

  • 18 Feb, 2008

    I made these for valentine's day and it turned out too sweet for my taste and for the rest of my family. I didn't have the Amedei chocolate, but used a 71% dark chocolate from Whole Foods. I don't know if that would make a difference, but I didn't think it would make a huge one.

  • 17 Feb, 2008

    I GOT A SET OF 4 RAMEKINS AT K MART IN MARTHAS SECTION. VERY NICE.
    INHERITED MY OTHER ONES FROM MOTHER.

  • 15 Feb, 2008

    You can find Amedei on www.amedei-us.com

  • 15 Feb, 2008

    Turned out so good! . Such an easy recipe to make. Didn't have the chocolate, but substituted Ghiradhelli 75 % dark chocolate and it seemed to work great! I saw him put vanilla infused sea salt on the top with the olive oil. I was curious as to how that tasted but didn't have the sea salt--so I put a pinch of kosher salt and dusted the top with powdered sugar. It was awesome!

  • 15 Feb, 2008

    Turned out so good! . Such an easy recipe to make. Didn't have the chocolate, but substituted Ghiradhelli 75 % dark chocolate and it seemed to work great! I saw him put vanilla infused sea salt on the top with the olive oil. I was curious as to how that tasted but didn't have the sea salt--so I put a pinch of kosher salt and dusted the top with powdered sugar. It was awesome!

  • 14 Feb, 2008

    Yes, I love the cups. If you find similar ones, make sure they are oven safe.

  • 14 Feb, 2008

    I admired the cups as much as Martha. Please get these cups in your line of dishes!

  • 14 Feb, 2008

    Pillivuyt has one that is very similar.
    http://www.125west.com/Pillivuyt_Vendome_Dinnerware.html

  • 14 Feb, 2008

    Hello, all! Can you please share with everyone where we can buy the lovely Limoges cups? The looked really wonderful. Happy baking!

  • 13 Feb, 2008

    I wondered too where to get Amadei chocolates and found this site. Happy hunting. http://www.etgglobal.com/Amedei/Stores.htm

  • 13 Feb, 2008

    I was going to ask both of those questions? Who carries Amadei and where did those cups come from? Lovely segment!

  • 13 Feb, 2008

    Where can I purchase Amedei chocolate? I cannot wait to try this receipe...looks delicious and very special.

  • 13 Feb, 2008

    i loved the cups these were baked in. Is there a source for those?