The other day I had such an intense craving for chocolate. I ate a piece of my favorite dark but it didn’t satisfy. My body and mind was craving and asking for more than just a piece of chocolate. I wanted something more like chocolate cake. As a chocoholic once the craving or thought enters my brain it won’t go away until it is fully satisfied. Thankfully I remembered a super easy chocolate cake recipe that I had Pinned a couple of weeks ago. The recipe was for Gourmet Getaway’s Chocolate Fondant Cake, many may also know it as molten chocolate cake or lava cake or molten lava cakes. Regardless of what name you know it by, you know that it is one decadent dessert.
I have never eaten this cake at a restaurant and certainly have never baked one myself. The minute I saw Julie’s recipe I knew it would satisfy my chocolate craving. I also loved that her recipe uses half the quantity of eggs and butter but it still looked and sounded delicious. And boy was it ever!
The ease and short ingredients list gave me confidence that I could bake the cakes without messing them up. Julie also states that “It is truly the easiest chocolate fondant recipe you will ever try, and it works every time!” Now how could I resist giving her recipe a try — I simply couldn’t.
You’ll have to go to Julie’s blog, Gourmet Getaways, to get her recipe. But before you head over there I want to tell you the couple changes I made. For the chocolate I used dark baker’s chocolate, it is very strong and very delicious. Her recipe calls for ground hazelnuts but I used ground coffee spiced pecans. They gave an extra added flavor that complimented perfectly. Lastly she dusted her cakes with powdered sugar and instead I sprinkled mine with fresh orange zest and a pinch of granulated sugar. Orange and chocolate compliment each other perfectly.
Even though I followed the instructions exactly as Julie stated I was nervous that I might over bake them. As I cut into the first piece mine seemed more well done than the cakes in her photos. But after eating that first bite and exposing more of the center the chocolate lava spilt out. I won’t lie to you I did a happy dance.
Halfway through eating my first molten lava cake my toes curled and I knew my life would never be the same. These are seriously the best chocolate cakes ever! I don’t think I’ll ever go back to eating regular chocolate cake. Especially now that I have this super easy and fast recipe — thanks for sharing Julie!
Okay, go get Gourmet Getaways’ Chocolate Fondant Cake recipe now http://gourmetgetaways.com.au/chocolate-fondant-cake-2/
Have you ever made chocolate fondant aka chocolate molten lava cakes? Do you love them as much as I do?
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