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!

20 comments:

CB said...

I think your cakes definitely look gooey. Did you bake them in cupcake liners? or directly in the cupcake tin? Just curious since you have cupcake liners in the picture. I am thinking I might do liners for mine. Great job!
Clara @ I♥food4thought

Tammy said...

Hi cb

I used liners :0)

noskos said...

That looks good :-) I just finished 2 of them but could do with another!

chelley325 said...

I think your centers look gooey too! Great job! I loved these :)

Cakelaw said...

These little cakes look devinely chocolatey, flowing centres or not. Lucky book club people!

Mary Ann said...

They look great!

cruisingkitty said...

Your cakes look nice and gooey! Mine weren't as molten as yours.
Donna

Gretchen Noelle said...

These look delicious! They look good & gooey!

LyB said...

They look delicious! Flowing center or not, this recipe is definitely a keeper!

Mevrouw Cupcake said...

Good job Tammy, they look good enough to eat!

Amy said...

Your cake looks yummy!

Marie said...

You've really got some great goo going on there! I think your cakes look fabulous! Mine were more fudgy than gooey, but they did taste delicious, especially with a drizzle of muscovado toffee sauce and some clotted cream!!

Madam Chow said...

Your friends must love you!
M

Mary said...

great looking cakes! mine weren't totally ooey gooey either (could be because i used m&ms=))...your book club must have been happy!

slush said...

I think the photo is grand! They look gooey to me :)

I over cooked mine, so there was no ooze factor, but they tasted great.

Great job Tammy!

Erin said...

This looks great!

Annemarie said...

They look wonderful! Good job!

Dolores said...

I agree with the others; what you have there IS gooey, even if it's not molten lava-like. Great job!

Rachel said...

Great job, Tammy. Your TWD blogs (and all your updates, really) always look sooo yum.

Natalie said...

I loved the gooey, almost liquid texture mine had - I filled 7 liners, so maybe that changed things?