Tuesday, April 1, 2008
TWD - Gooey chocolate cakes
Unfortunately another less than great photo of a really delicious gooey chocolate cake, being this week’s Tuesdays with Dorie challenge. I made these little cakes last Wednesday and took them to book club on Thursday night. Unfortunately it meant that they weren’t hot out of the oven which is a shame, but I microwaved the little cakes for a little while to try and get some of the molteness back into the cakes and then served them with thickened cream. Dorie had also said that you could have them the next day and that they would have a truffle type texture rather than gooeyness.
Straight out of the oven the cakes were meant to have oozing, gooey centres. Mine didn’t. Don’t get me wrong, the centres were deliciously moist and had that “have I cooked it enough?” fudginess, but they weren’t flowing like other little chocolate cakes with flowing centres that I have made. I wonder if it is because I made slightly smaller cakes, so that I got 9 from the recipe rather than 6? I did cook them for slightly less time, but maybe 8 minutes cooking time would have been enough for a gooey centre?
Anyway, the cakes were still divine! I personally think these are more puddings than cakes – they don’t have the ascetic appeal of a normal cake, but they are incredibly easy to make and delicious to eat!