Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins
Chocolate cake - and not just any only chocolate cake - Morton's Legendary Hot Chocolate Cake. Learn how to make it yourself. Impressive and delicious! This is definitely not a lean recipe but everything in moderation, right? As seen in Morton's Steak Bible, Author Klaus Fritsch, co-founder Morton's The Steakhouse. To get the right consistency, you must bake small individual cakes, using 6-ounce souffle dishes or ramekins.
- 1 1⁄2 cups unsalted butter, at room temperature (plus more for the souffle cups)
- granulated sugar
- 12 ounces bittersweet chocolate or 12 ounces semisweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
- 8 large egg yolks, plus
- 7 large eggs
- 1 1⁄2 cups confectioners' sugar
- 3⁄4 cup all-purpose flour
- 18 fresh raspberries
- 6 scoops vanilla ice cream
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Generously butter the six 6-inch souffle cups and sprinkle each with granulated sugar.
- Tap out the excess sugar.
- In the top of a double boiler set over barely simmering water, melt the butter and chocolate together.
- Remove the top of the double boiler pan from the heat.
- In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment and set on low speed, beat the egg yolks and eggs for about 2 minutes, or until light and smooth.
- With the mixer running, pour the melted chocolate into the bowl and mix for about 2 minutes longer.
- Put the confectioner's sugar and flour in a fine-mesh sieve and sprinkle it into the chocolate mixture.
- With the mixer on medium speed, beat for 30 seconds, or until well mixed.
- Pour the batter into the prepared souffle cups, leaving about 1/4 inch of space below the rim.
- Set the souffle cups on a baking sheet and back for 18 to 20 minutes, or until puffed and about 1 inch higher than the rim.
- The centers will be soft but not sticky.
- Remove the cakes from the oven and immediately invert each onto a serving plate.
- Remove the cup and garnish each plate with three raspberries and a scoop of vanilla ice cream.