Our cooking class at Essex Resort and Spa definitely ended on a high note.  After making a delicious Caesar Salad followed by fresh pasta with Tomato Basil sauce, we needed some sweet to end our meal.

I think this was absolutely everyone’s favorites. I love how Chef Brandy had each kid in the class be a part of making dessert. Ethan’s job? To whisk the eggs!

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And he did a fantastic job! The kids took turns adding ingredients until we had a nice chocolate batter.

Chef Brandy let us in on a little tip. Using foil ramekins for the Molten Chocolate Cake will make it easier to get them out after they are cooked. I had never seen foil ramekins but I will be getting some to keep on hand.

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Molten Chocolate Cake is the perfect dessert to make when you have company over. It’s a quick batter to whip up and then you just pop it into the oven for about 12 minutes. When they are done, you just flip them onto a plate and top with some whipped cream or ice cream.

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Your dinner guests will think that you spent all day in the kitchen making this little cakes just for them!

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Molten Chocolate Cake

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, room temperature, or cooking spray for greasing ramekins
  • 10 tablesppons, 5 ounces unsalted butter
  • 5 ounces bittersweet or semi-sweet chocolate, chopped
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • Ice Cream or Whipped Cream

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 400०F.
  2. Use room temperature butter to generously coat six ramekins or spray with cooking spray, arrange on baking sheet.
  3. Bring about 2" of water to boil in a saucepan. Place butter in a double-boiler top, over hot, not boiling water. (Or, place a large bowl that will fit on top of a saucepan without touching the water.) Melt butter completely. Add chocolate stirring with a spatula to combine and melt chocolate. Remove from heat as soon as chocolate has melted.
  4. Set aside to cool slightly.
  5. Whisk eggs and egg yolks in large bowl.
  6. Whisk in sugar, then melted chocolate mixture, and flour.
  7. Pour batter into prepared ramekins, dividing equally. Place on sheet tray and into oven.
  8. Bake until sides are set but center remains soft and funny, about 11-12 minutes.
  9. Run a small knife around cakes to loosen. Immediately turn cakes out onto plates.
  10. If desired, serve with ice cream or whipped cream.

I hope you enjoyed following me along through my cooking class at The Essex Resort and Spa! In case you missed it we made…

Caesar Salad

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Fresh Pasta with Tomato Basil Sauce

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Molten Chocolate Cake

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