October 02, 2004

Down by Two

Smallest Molten Chocolate Cake -- Evaaar!

2 oz dark chocolate
2 oz unsalted butter
shot-o-flavor (ie, vanilla, etc)
1 egg
1/8 C sugar
2 tsp flour

Okay, you can't get much more reduced than this -- I'm down to 1 egg. Anyway, you actually can make the molten chocolate cake in this small amount. This makes two medium/small (6 oz) or 1 medium/large (10-12 oz) ramikin. Certainly serves two, but if you are tossing extras, you are not wasting much.

What suprised me about this is that I was actually able to push to ribbon (in a 5qt Kitchenaid) with only 1 egg and 1/8 C sugar. I used the horrible awful and yet learned at school method of "bumping" up the bowl to scrape the bottom while the mixer is one. Over time, this messes with the springs on the mixer and you may need to have it adjusted/repaired. Screw it. Chocolate cake for one!

Posted by dowdy at October 2, 2004 05:23 PM