Friday, February 09, 2007
Favorite Ingredients Friday (Valentine's Day Chocolate Edition)

Good Friday to you all!

In preparation for Valentine's Day next Wednesday, it's time for a chocolate edition of my Favorite Ingredients Friday recipe exchange! Have I mentioned that I'm a chocoholic and that I'm so excited to see your recipes today! It's true!

Now, I have a confession to make, this is not a tried and true recipe for me. In fact, I haven't tried it yet, but I intend to make this for Oronzo as a Valentine's Day dessert and I'll let you know how it goes. I found this recipe on Food Network, one of my favorite cooking websites of all times!

I'm even going to go to Michael's to buy this heart shaped, silicone muffin pan to make my dessert in. It's sold for $10, but after I get the Sunday paper, I'll use their 40% off coupon. :)

Okay, now it's time to share the actual recipe! I hope you like it.

Molten Chocolate Cake


  1. 8 ounces plus 6 tablespoons butter

  2. 10 ounces bittersweet chocolate

  3. 6 yolks

  4. 6 eggs

  5. 3 cups powdered sugar

  6. 1 cup flour


  1. Melt the chocolate and butter together. Cool slightly.

  2. Meanwhile, in a separate bowl, whisk together the yolks and eggs then mix in the powdered sugar.

  3. Whisk this into the chocolate mixture then whisk in the flour.

  4. Fill 12 greased 4-ounce foil tins with the batter and refrigerate until ready to bake, or bake immediately.

  5. Bake in a preheated 450 degree F oven for 5 to 6 minutes from cold, or 4 to 5 minutes from room temperature.

  6. Turn out of tins immediately onto the plate.

I hope if you try this recipe you'll let me know how it turned out for you! Now I look forward to seeing your Valentine's Day chocolate edition Favorite Ingredients Friday recipe!

Don't forget to link your specific recipe post link on Mr. Linky so I can see what's cooking at your house!

Oh, and be sure to put the title of your recipe in parenthesis! It makes it so much quicker for me to go back and search for recipes as I build my weekly menu.

My previous Favorite Ingredients Friday recipes

Super Skins
7 Layer Mexican Dip
Garlic Linguine
Pizza Bake
Grilled Honey Corn
Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake
Strawberry & Cream Cheese Fudge Brownies
Roly-Poly Santa cookies
Cole's chili
Grandma's Sponge Cake
Parmesan Bow-Tie Skillet
Scalloped Potatoes
Chocolate Crepes
Chocolate Cream Pie
Chocolate Chip Banana Bread
Caramel Brownies
Peach Banana Daiquiri

Thanks so much for your participation. I do appreciate it!

Oh, one last thing, from the feedback I've received, I think I'll do a themed version once a month. Don't worry, I'll give you notice before I spring one on you! Thanks for all the great ideas! I will be using them.

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At 12:13 AM, Blogger PEA said...

Ooooh this will be so much fun, I can't wait to see all the recipes!! Thanks so much for hosting this, Overwhelmed, and those Molten Chocolate Cakes look soooo yummy! Hugs xox

At 12:40 AM, Blogger PastorMac's Ann said...

Playing along this week. Just couldn't resist the chocolate! ;-)

At 1:06 AM, Anonymous Laura said...

Those Chocolate Cakes look so delicious. I bet they taste as they look. Thanks for hosting this. :)

At 1:59 AM, Blogger Larae said...

Oooo, molten chocolate cake! One of my favorite desserts ever. Yummy, they look delicious. Thanks for posting this recipe, it's a little different from the one I have. Are those ones heart-shaped? Perfect for Love Day!

Thanks for sharing & for hosting! Happy Valentine's Day! =)

At 3:05 AM, Blogger Jill said...

Yum... that looks delicious. Are you going to make yours heart shaped?

At 5:27 AM, Blogger Kim said...

Can you believe how pitiful I am? I don't have a single chocolate recipe in the house. Neither one of my girls will eat chocolate, and my husband and I never fix/eat desserts. It is fun looking at everyone's recipes though. Thanks for hosting.

At 5:45 AM, Blogger Beckie said...

YUMMY! I just might make that one too for Valentine's Day.

At 6:11 AM, Blogger Barbie said...

I think the chocolate theme is great:) These cakes look sooo good. I seen "Take Home Chef" make these a few weeks back. So glad to have the recipe:)

At 6:19 AM, Blogger ChupieandJ'smama said...

I love this theme! Yay for chocolate:)

At 6:34 AM, Blogger Magi said...

I love those molten chocolate cakes. I've never made one though, only had them in restaurants. I'll have to give it a shot. Thanks!

At 6:50 AM, Blogger Laurel Wreath said...

I am sorry I forgot to put Chocolate Peanutbutter cups by my linky name...

Your recipe looks divine!!! I am so going to copy and paste many of these =)

At 6:55 AM, Blogger Jen said...

Believe it or not...I thought I was early this morning...not.....your heart shape muffin pan....I love it. these chocolate muffins looks awesome..thanks for sharing...I may gain like 20 pounds next week...LOL!!!

At 7:20 AM, Blogger Jessica said...

Those look sooooooo good! I can't wait to try them!! Thanks!

At 7:23 AM, Blogger annie said...

One word... YUM!
Thanks, can't wait to try those!

At 7:57 AM, Blogger Miranda said...

I can't wait to try these! I've only ever had the molten chocolate cake in restraunts. Thanks for the recipe!!!

At 8:04 AM, Blogger groovyoldlady said...

I've only had molten cakes in restaurants before. The places always seems to clear out while I'm eating. I guess I scare folks with all my loud, happy groans of delight! It'll be so much fun making them at home!

At 8:05 AM, Blogger FamilySnows said...

Molten Cakes - ooh what a heavenly thought, I will be trying those. I also appreciate your suggestion to use the coupon for the silicone pan!

Thanks for visiting my blog and sharing with me about your uncle. It sounds like he was a wonderful man who was loved much by your family. I really enjoy hearing about other families touched by Down syndrome!

At 8:06 AM, Anonymous chelle said...

That looks soooo yummy! And I am adoring that heart cupcake mold!!

At 8:21 AM, Blogger Gina said...

I used to work for Weight Watchers. After one meeting in particular, staff would go out to eat. Occasionally we would order the molten chocolate cake and share it. One day one of our members caught us in the act. She thought it was really funny and threatened to "out" us to our district manager.

At 9:23 AM, Blogger Michelle said...

Wow look how long your linky list is already! I don't know how I'm going to manage to keep track of all these yummy chocolate recipes, plus find the time to make them, and ummmm, try not to gain a ton!

At 10:49 AM, Blogger Kathleen Marie said...

Wow, what a super success this has turned out to be! I can't believe all the fabulous recipes!

I don't know where to start.

And yours is super fabulous!

Hugs to you!! ♥♥♥

At 11:04 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, that sounds yummy.

I didn't share a recipe because I am not *gasp* a chocolate person.

I did want to say that I have a silicone heart shaped muffin pan from TARGET in their Dollar section - it was 2.50~~~woo-hoo!! Just thought maybe you'd like to get that bargain and save your michaels' coupon for something else. :)

At 11:48 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This looks so yummy! I think I may surprise my husband with this. Also, I tried your Parmesan Bow-Tie Skillet last week. I made it for a friend who is a vegetarian (she just had a baby), and it worked out great! Thanks!

At 12:06 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sniff-Sniff ... I can't eat chocolate due to migraines. Wish I could since all these recipes look good!

At 12:10 PM, Blogger Ashleigh said...

Mmmm... my mouth is watering just looking at all names of the recipes!

At 1:10 PM, Blogger crissybug said...

yummy! Thank you so much for hosting this each week! It is such a wonderful idea! I love it! Hope your Valentine's is a good one!

At 6:22 PM, Blogger org junkie said...

Oh my word, those look fantastic!! I love anything chocolate so of course I can't wait to check out all the links :)

Have a great weekend!

At 6:25 PM, Blogger jenny said...

I did it again and I forgot to put my dessert name next to my name. Ug! It's Raspberry Mousse Brownies. I can't wait to make them!!

At 12:34 AM, Blogger Pamela said...

Oh my word, just look at all the chocolate just oozing out of that cute little heart shaped cake! Bestow my heart! I will most definitely give this a try! Thanks! :)

At 8:21 AM, Blogger jtcosby said...

Love your site! My email address is Thank you so much!!! :)

At 1:20 PM, Anonymous Mieneke said...

I can feel all my best intentions going out the window! These all sound so yummy!!
I only ever had one chocoholic recipe, for a killer Mississipi mudpie but I lost it! If I ever locate it again, I will sure to let you know!

At 3:03 PM, Blogger Kristen said...

I'm somewhat of a chocoholic myself, and this sounds wonderful. I think I might just have to try it (and hope I don't screw it up!)

At 8:44 PM, Blogger cityfarmer said...

The only regret...I had pizza tonight!!!!!!!!!!

At 5:23 AM, Blogger palmtreefanatic said...

im such a chocoholic myself! deeper darker the better...lots of the rich stuff! decadent! we are having a chocolate competition for our mops group(mothers of preschoolers) tuesday, I got quite a concoction im going to try...

At 5:09 PM, Blogger Granny said...

Chocolate rocks.

Happy Valentine's Day.


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