This cake has been my favorite dessert and my baking specialty for the last fifteen years. Yep, you read that correctly. Fifteen years. Ever since it appeared as the “Dish of the Year” in Bon Appetit’s January 1999 issue, I’ve been hooked. This is not really a cake you can just whip up any time you feel like it (I mean, you can…but its a lot of work). It is totally worth the effort though. Seriously worth the effort.
Is chocolate a food group? Well, it should be. If I had to choose between chocolate and fruit desserts, I would choose chocolate. But then again I do like fruit dessert. I’m really just a dessert person. This is why I’m also a runner. I digress… This molten chocolate lava cake is dangerously easy to make. I say “dangerously easy” because maybe one day you won’t feel like cooking dinner and you’ll just make this instead. Not that I’ve done that. I’ve made this for dinner parties, date night, and lots of times in between. Everyone is really impressed because of that whole lava thing, but they don’t even realize how easy it is to make. Whip this up ASAP and you’ll thank me.
P.S. This recipe can easily be multiplied. Continue reading