Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins
My husband loves butterscotch and caramel in every form and shape, so I was happy to find a new kind of butterscotch chocolate which I bought him. Unluckily it turned out to be the worst butterscotch chocolate I ever had the misfortune to buy, so I invented this to use it up. You need not buy the worst butterscotch chocolate you can find. You may use any kind you like ;-) In fact the butterscotch chocolate thing and the amaretto are the only "bad" ingredients. If you have no amaretto liqueur or don't want to use it, you can use almond syrup or almond essence instead.
- 3 1⁄2 ounces almond flour
- 1 teaspoon guar gum or 1 teaspoon xanthan gum
- 2 ounces dark chocolate (at least 70 %)
- 2 eggs, separated
- 1⁄8 cup agave nectar
- 1 ounce butter
- 1⁄8 cup amaretto liqueur
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
cream cheese filling
- 2 1⁄2 ounces cream cheese
- 3 tablespoons amaretto liqueur
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1 1⁄2 ounces butterscotch chocolate
- Preheat oven to 350° F (320° F when fan assisted).
- Cream cheese filling:.
- chop butterscotch chocolate (if you don't use chips).
- dissolve starch in amaretto (or almond essence or syrup with 1 or 2 tablespoons cold water).
- stir in cream cheese until creamy.
- stir in maple syrup.
- stir in chopped chocolate.
- chocolate batter:.
- combine almond flower, guar gum or xanthan gum and baking powder in a bowl.
- beat egg whites until stiff peaks form, set aside.
- in a double boiler, melt chocolate and butter.
- in a seperate bowl, cream egg yolks and agave nectar.
- stir amaretto into melted butter-chocolate mix.
- cream melted butter-chocolate-amaretto mix and egg yolk-agave nectar.
- stir dry ingredients into that cream.
- fold in egg whites.
- line six cupcake cups with paper liners.
- divide the chocolate batter and fill one dollop of the first half into the bottom of each cupcake cup.
- fill one dollop of cream cheese filling on top of each portion.
- cover with the second half of the chocolate batter.
- bake at 350° F (or 320° F fan assisted) for about 15-20 minutes. The surface of the cakes will spring and crack. Don't mind if you can see the filling, and don't mind if it looks liquid. It will solidify after cooling.
- Immediately remove the cakes from the cups and let cool on a rack.
- You can eat them hot, like my husband did, they will be a bit like molten lava cakes or some kind of pudding. Or you can let them cool and top with you favourite frosting.