Prep 30 mins
Cook 12 mins
Individual Chocolate Indulgence Cake
- 1 cup bittersweet chocolate
- 6 tablespoons butter, unsalted
- 1⁄4 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1⁄4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 cup whole milk
- 10 1⁄2 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
- 1⁄2 cup heavy cream
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1⁄3 cup sugar
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
- In the top of a double boiler, melt the chocolate, then add the butter and sugar until just melted.
- Add eggs and whisk until well combined; add flour and mix only until combined.
- Do not overmix or the cake will be rubbery.
- Lightly grease four 4-ounce disposable aluminum cups, muffin molds, or ramekins with vegetable baking spray.
- Distribute batter among the four molds.
- Place molds on a sheet pan and bake for 10 to 12 minutes.
- Do not overbake.
- For the Chocolate Sauce: Pour the milk into a 2-quart heavy-bottomed saucepan, place over medium-high heat, and bring to a boil.
- When it boils, remove the milk from the heat and make a ganache by adding the chopped chocolate.
- Whisk well, stirring into the edge of the saucepan to combine.
- The ganache should be homogenous and smooth.
- Set the ganache aside.
- In a 1-quart heavy-bottomed saucepan, combine the heavy cream, butter, and sugar.
- Place the saucepan over medium-high heat and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally.
- The butter should be completely melted and the sugar completely dissolved.
- Once the mixture has come to a boil, pour it into the warm ganache.
- Place the sauce over medium-high heat and bring to a boil, stirring constantly with a whisk.
- As the chocolate sauce cooks, it will begin to thicken slightly.
- When it reaches a boil, remove it from the heat, and pour it into a clean, dry bowl.
- Cover by placing plastic wrap directly on top of the sauce to prevent a skin from forming.
- Let the chocolate sauce cool to room temperature before storing in the refrigerator.
- When cold, the sauce will become thick enough to be scooped with a spoon.
- Invert molds onto individual serving plates.
- If you would like to decorate the plate, do so with fresh raspberries or fruit or chocolate sauce, and serve immediately.
- The sauce can be reheated whenever needed.
- If using a microwave, simply place the chocolate sauce in a microwaveable bowl and heat it at medium-high power in 30-second intervals until it becomes liquid.
- On the stovetop, place in a heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium heat and stir occasionally until it becomes liquid.
- If you store it in a squeeze bottle, you can easily drizzle it over a dessert or decorate a plate.
- It will keep in the refrigerator for up to three weeks.
- It can also be frozen for up to two months if stored in an airtight container.
- Thaw in the refrigerator and heat as described above until liquid.
This is excellent! I did as the previous reviewer did, increased the sugar and skipped the sauce, and served with whipped cream .. thanks for sharing!
Wonderful treat. Made this Jacques Torres recipe for V-day. It is really rich. I increased sugar to 1/2 cup and did not use the sauce recipe. I served it with ice cream but it would be better with lightly sweetened whipped cream. I also added some vanilla to the cake. It took me 6oz of chocolate to make 1 cup. The cooking time was very precise.