These Gooey Chocolate Cakes from Dorie Greenspan are baked in individual portions and are packed with chocolate flavor and a soft, gooey center.
It has been nearly NINE years since I made these gorgeous little gooey chocolate cakes; can you believe it?!
Way, way, wayyyyyyyy back when I first started blogging, there really wasn’t any social media to speak of, so people hung out in Internet forums. I connected with a group of girls who also liked to cook and bake, and at the time, one of the latest and greatest baking books to hit the shelves was Dorie Greenspan’s Baking: From My Home to Yours. A few of us had the book and decided to bake one recipe a week from it and share them on our blogs; before long, there were dozens of other bloggers baking along, as well. It was a great way to connect with other people doing the same baking and blogging thing, but more than that, it was a fabulous excuse to work my way through Dorie’s book, which, all of these years later, remains one of my most treasured cookbooks.
I am absolutely smitten with this recipe for a number of reasons…
First, they are baked in individual portions, using a muffin tin. I love this because it’s perfect for wrapping them up and keeping them in the freezer for “emergency” dessert situations (aka random Tuesday night Netflix binges). A quick pop in the microwave and they’re good to go!
Second, while I love the IDEA of molten lava cakes, I really don’t enjoy ones that have a super runny center because I can’t helping thinking the entire time that I’m eating runny raw eggs (I know, I know, I’m the worst). These are gooey chocolate cakes are a perfect compromise, baking up to a gooey center that is soft and chocolatey, but not full-on liquidy.
Finally, you can mix these together insanely quickly and they use such a small amount of ingredients that it’s quite possible you have everything you need for them right now, and you could be enjoying one in less than 45 minutes. Score!
For a super simple, yet still elegant, chocolate dessert, give these gooey chocolate cakes a try. Top them with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and dig in!
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Five years ago: Italian Easter Bread
Six years ago: Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins
Baked in individual servings and packed with loads of chocolate flavor, perfect for dinner parties or keeping some dessert stashed in the freezer!