Red stem roses, a box of chocolates, romantic dinners and maybe a bottle of bubbly. These are the tell tale signs that Valentine’s Day is fast approaching. I know there are some couples that would go all out on the special day, but for me, I’m one that just likes to stay snuggled up and keep it simple. If you are like me and just want to have a night at home on Valentine’s Day, then this Godiva Hot Chocolate Cake for Lovers would top the night off.
- 1 stick unsalted butter, plus extra for buttering ramekins
- Sugar, for coating ramekins
- 1/2 C all-purpose flour
- 4 oz semisweet chocolate
- 1/2 tsp Godiva dark chocolate liqueur
- 3 large egg yolks
- 2 large whole eggs
- Good quality vanilla ice cream
- 4 8 oz ramekins
- Raspberries for garnish, optional
How to cook with love:
Preheat the oven to 350, coat the inside of each ramekin with butter, sprinkle sugar into each and tap out the excess. Set aside.
Sift together confectioners sugar and flour; set aside until needed.
Combine the chocolate and butter in top of a double broiler; place over simmering water. Stir until the chocolate and butter have melted and the mixture is completely smooth. Stir in the chocolate liqueur, set aside until needed.
Combine the egg yolks and whole eggs in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Beat at low-medium speed until thoroughly mixed, and 1 to 2 minutes. With the mixer running, add the chocolate/butter mixture and mix until completely incorporated. Add the flour mixture; increase the speed and mix until smooth, about 3 minutes.
Pour the batter into the prepared ramekins, dividing it equally. Bake until the tops are slightly puffed, and have begun to crack, the edges are firm and set, and only the very center is still soft, about 22 to 24 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool 5 minutes
Serve with vanilla ice cream. If you would like to add a little color to your cake, you could add a few raspberries on top as an extra garnish.
Grab a fork and enjoy with your Valentine!
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