On page 191 of Dorie’s Baking Chez Moi is a small cake that was a hit in the 1980s. Every restaurant and good home hostess served them. Sometimes with a little ice cream. Sometimes just ‘molten’. It was a soft cake that was still liquid in the center when it came out of the oven. Chocolate Lava Cakes. aka Soft-Centered Chocolate Teacup Cakes.
I loved them in the 80s. I still love them so I was looking forward to making them.
That doesn’t look like what I had in mind when I put them in the oven, however.
I decided instead of a chocolate center, since I was mainly making them for The Man, I would make the center liquid PB. Unfortunately, all the little PB chips floated away from the center and didn’t melt like I had hoped. Didn’t matter, The Man thought they were good and that was all that mattered. I think making a small PB truffle to go in the center would work much better.
I let mine sit a little longer…
….so mine was more fudgy. Just the way I like it.
I made 1/2 of the recipe and that resulted in two sweet treats. I really didn’t need any extras sitting around!
Definitely make these again. They were soooo good!!
Check out the rest of the Doristas and their baked goodies. W had a choice of either one of this month’s selections so you will also see some Panna Cottas in the mix. Looking forward to that one.