Tuesday, March 10, 2009

baking day part two


    Here's yet another glorious chocolatly delight.  This is a very similar recipe to the DB challenge we did last month... well my friend just loved it and asked if I could do it cupcake style.  I used Nigella's recipe from her book Feast for the chocolate torte which turned out awesome for cupcakes.  It does look like a failed attempt at a chocolate souffle` but the sunken effect only made it perfect to pile on the whip cream... so bring on that whip cream!   I knew I was gonna have  some extra batter left so I just put them in  little ramekins and they cooked up just as nice!

Nigella's Chocolate torte

250g best-quality chocolate
125g softened butter
6 eggs: 2 whole; 4 separated
175g sugar: 75g for the yolk mixture; 100g for the whites
1tsp real vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 D 
Melt the chocolate and butter in a double boiler, set aside to cool slightly.  Whisk the egg whites until firm then gradually add the 100g of sugar, whisk until shiny peaks form.  In another bowl hand whisk the 2 whole eggs and yolks with the 75g of sugar and vanilla.  Add the chocolate mixture and stir right away.  Then add just a dollop of the egg whites and stir until combined then slowly fold in the rest of the egg whites.

For cupcakes bake for about 15min until the tops look done and they have risen.  For a 8in cake cook for 35-40 min until the top forms a crust.

16 comments:

steph- whisk/spoon said...

oh my--that looks so good! perfect in those cute ramekins!

Cherie said...

This looks amazing! Is it all gooey inside? Yummmmm!

Chef Chuck said...

Count me in when ever Chocolate is involved!!
The colors and photos look so nice! Soft Blue:)

lisa (dandysugar) said...

Delicious chocolate goodness! I can never have too much chocolate. You have such beautiful style in your photos too. Very pretty.

Elra said...

Wow Ash, this torte look incredibly delicious. Your blue polka cups are so cute, where did you buy them?
Cheers,
elra

Elyse said...

These look amazing. I'm sure I could eat more than one ramekin...even if I got a tummy ache after. I mean, such rich chocolate?! I can't imagine much better!

apparentlyjessy said...

I adore the blue ramekin! Good old Nigella, the torte looks heavenly!

gine said...

Looks so tasty :-). And I love the little cups, they're so cute, I wanna have them too :-)!

CookingCourtney said...

those look awesome!

Ash said...

Those little cups are actually made by a company (funny enough) called 'baking days'. They have a whole range of pokadot cuteness!
I got these at 'Homesense' but here's the link to actual site.

cheers all

http://www.spode.co.uk/pattern/?navid=1&level=4&id=193&pgid=46

Miette said...

Wow Ash, it sounds so yummy ! Your blue cups are very cute too, you made stunning pictures !

Cheers,

Miette

Lucy said...

They look soo good! I would also be very pleased they had sunk a tad so that there was extra cream :D Your ramekins are soo pretty as well!

Jacque said...

Mmm, they look wonderful! I like your positive outlook on these little cakes... more whipped cream = a good thing :)

DeelishDish said...

Wow, gorgeous photos! I love the little blue dish. I had a dessert just like this last night-- my fave.

chuck said...

Ash, I'm so glad I found your blog, the photo's are beautiful and it's nice to find a fellow Canadian.

ChichaJo said...

These look so lovely! I love the sunken centers...you are so right, perfect for some cream :) Your photos are so pretty!