Sunday, November 21, 2010

Chocolate (tahini) Molten Cake

Chocolate (tahini) Molten Cake

Chocolate (tahini) Molten Cake

I jumped off the pumpkin train this week and made these... a couple of times. The chocolate train is my favorite train... and these mmm so goey and good!

Chocolate (tahini) Molten Cake
Adapted from here

  • 2 extra large eggs
  • 1/3 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons tahini nut butter
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon flour (wheat, millet, spelt... whatever you got)
  • 3 small pieces of chocolate
  • Pinch of sea salt

  1. Preheat the oven to 450F and butter 3 ramekins; set aside.
  2. Place the chocolate and tahini in a bowl and place it over a pot of simmering water. Cook until melted.
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the eggs with the sugar and a pinch of salt. Beat until pale and light in color, and the volume of the batter has doubled.
  4. Fold in gently the flour and then chocolate. Divide the batter between the cups (keep 1/3 of the batter). Add pieces of chocolate and cover with the rest of the batter. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. The less time you bake the cakes the more gooey the center will be.

My obligatory baby shot... he almost THREE MONTHS!!
Jackson - 10 weeks


Caroline said...

This post is a whole lot of GOOD! Your little guy is getting so BIG and he is so cute. That second photo of that molten chocolate cake of goodness is ahhhmazing!!! Your blog is a complete delight! xo

Sis said...

What an incredibly beautiful baby boy! I am loving the sparkle in his eyes and the way he's either about to "talk" to you or burst out ina big smile. :)

Thanks for much for this recipe - I've been wanting to try a "molten" something or other for a while, and this one is just the ticket.

Tracie and Ricky said...

what the heck is tahini nut butter and how can i get some sort of substitute here in Peru? Your recipes always look SO good but it never fails I can't get at least one of the ingredients!

oh, and jackson is just adorable! can't wait to meet him, we'll be in the states in April.... don't let us get by without seeing you guys, like last time! love ya

olivia rae said...

your baby is BEAUTIFUL! i love love your photography. and that molten cake is right up my alley! xox

Natasha said...

Goodness this cake sounds and looks delicious. Beautiful photography! And your baby, just perfect.

Monique Cannell said...

Hi, I have never written before but really want to say that I love your blog and photography. I am a keen photographer myself. Your photographs seem to have a vintage feel to them. How do you achieve that look? Thanks : )

tifanie said...

hey, that dark chocolate you're talkin' about in the recipe... would that be melted chocolate? or powdered... i've just gotta make this already. :::

Amanda Mae said...

tifanie: its melted. Dark chocolate chips! :)

Monique: thank you! I use an action in photoshop for processing

Tracie: you can use any type of nut butter... but you could make tahini by blending sesame seeds, or i bet almond butter would be great! good luck!

Mariana said...

Mmm I think I'm gonna try this recipe, sounds delicious!
Your baby is sooo cute, that is a beautiful picture.
First time I visit your blog and it's so nice. Regards from Spain!

Vanessa/NessieNoodle said...

hard to say what is sweeter, the little guy or the molten cakes!

is the tahini in place of something? (like peanut butter?)or just because?

bigBANG studio said...

"the chocolate train is my favorite train" - you are too cute. and i'm on board with you, sista. never would have thought to use the tahini- these sound ridonkulous. can't wait to try them when we finally have a kitchen again...


tifanie said...

oK i finally got around to making these and WOW! they are sooo sooo good. thank you for sharing! i'm going to have to write this one down. :)