Sunday, January 16, 2011

A Quick Birthday Post

An excellent day, complete with an animated MS Paint Card from my little brother, a zojirushi rice cooker from my husband (I've never had one with English buttons before) who loves me even though I look like this in the morning:

I never noticed how seriously gigantic that coffee cup is before. No wonder I feel so twitchy on weekend mornings.

But, best of all, my husband made me a birthday dessert.

Molten Chocolate Lava Cakes

We were destined for each other. The man knows his desserts.

And I love him for it.

Molten Chocolate Lava Cakes

(From: Martha Stewart Great Fast Food)


4 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for muffin tins
1/3 cup granulated sugar, plus more for muffin tins
3 large eggs
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
8 ounces bittersweet chocolate, melted
Confectioners' sugar, for dusting


Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Generously butter 6 cups of a standard muffin tin. Dust with granulated sugar, and tap out excess. Set aside.

In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter and granulated sugar until fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. With the mixer on low speed, beat in flour and salt until just combined. Beat in chocolate until just combined. Divide batter evenly among prepared muffin cups.

Place muffin tin on a baking sheet; bake just until tops of the cakes no longer jiggle when the pan is lightly shaken, 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from oven; let stand 10 minutes.

To serve, turn out cakes, and place on serving plates, bottom sides up. Dust with confectioners' sugar, and serve with whipped cream, if desired.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Goodness me, you are very lucky to have such a wonderful husband! He's probably incredibly handsome as well, I bet. And funny. And smart. And good at finding things. This is all conjecture, of course.

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