This week’s treat is a variation of something many of you may have had in the past. Cauldron cakes! They are my best friend, Lex’s favorite treat. So’s this recipe is for him! Now I can’t give you the REAL recipe for them as that’s known only to the company that makes them. But these are pretty close! It’s an adapted form of chocolate lava cake so these HAVE to be eaten warm!
You will need!
- 1 stick butter
- 2 ounces bittersweet chocolate
- 2 ounces semisweet chocolate
- 1 1/4 cups powdered sugar
- 2 whole eggs
- 3 egg yolks
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- Cooking spray or butter
- Oven heated to 425 F
- 4 custard cups or tiny cauldrons the same size of them
- Baking sheet
- Wooden Spoon
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Medium sized double broiler or your cauldron THOROUGHLY cleaned of potion residue
- If using your cauldron a bowl that fits into it but still rests on top
- Wand (optional)
- Spray the custard cups or tiny cauldrons with cooking spray or rub stick of butter on the insides . Place these on the baking sheet.
- Put water into the bottom pan of your double boiler or into your cauldron. Enough so that there is only an inch between it and the top half of the broiler or the bowl you have snug on top of the cauldron. Then heat it up to boiling hot. You want a lot of steam! What this does is heats up the top pan so that the chocolate melts with indirect heat.
- Add both types of chocolate and the stick of butter into the bowl and melt, stirring often to everything is melted and mixed.
- Take pot off the water
- Stir in the sugar until well blended.
- Whisk in the eggs and egg yolks. To get just the egg yolks a simple method is to use carefully crack the eggs open and then using both halves of the shell, gently pass the yolk back and forth between them while holding over a bowl. Letting the white drip into the bowl. Or in an even easier way, use your wand to lift it out of the white and into a bowl
- Add the vanilla.
- Stir in the flour.
- Divide the mixture among the custard cups/tiny cauldrons.
- Bake until the sides are firm and the centers are soft, about 13 minutes.
- Let stand 1 minute.
- Invert on individual plates while warm. You can also eat them right from the cups/cauldron! When you dig into them with your fork the middle will be melted chocolate like a potion in a cauldron!
A good addition to these is a scoop of ice cream!