“Don’t Stop Believing” Molton Lava Chocolate Cakes

By Jackie DeKnock  ,   

August 17, 2015

How can you possibly go wrong with chocolate, it’s a clear winner in this department! Pure, dark chocolate has a centuries old reputation as an aphrodisiac. Chocolate contains phenylethylamine (PEA), which stimulates the same hormone your body releases during sex. It also sparks dopamine production in the brain. Watch out, it doesn’t take much. And the added bonus with this dish is that cinnamon heats up your body and, in turn, your sex drive. Vanilla is also a mild nerve stimulant, which can enhance sexual sensation. Ginger spices things up and increases circulation and body temperature. In fact, legend says famous French courtesan Madame du Barry provided ginger to all of her lovers to increase their desire and improve their pleasure. And last but not least, red wine increases blood flow, relaxes you, and lowers inhibitions. We have all bases covered with this dish…eat two servings!

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  • Yields: Makes 4 decadent servings for you and your significant other!

Ingredients

4 semi-sweet baking chocolate squares (one ounce per square)

½ cup butter (salted or unsalted, your call)

1 tablespoon red wine (nothing but the best)

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 cup icing sugar

2 eggs

1 egg yolk

6 tablespoons flour

¼ teaspoon cinnamon

¼ teaspoon ground ginger

Tiny pinch ground nutmeg

Pinch sea salt

Method

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

Butter 4 ramekins or soufflé dishes (typically 6 ounces in size) or one large baking dish, place buttered dishes onto baking sheet. Tip: Always keep your butter papers in the freezer and use them for occasions just like this!

Melt chocolate and butter in a large bowl overtop of boiling water in a sauce pan on your stovetop or in a microwave on high for 1 minute 1 Minute until butter is melted. Whisk until chocolate is completely melted.

Stir in wine, vanilla and sugar until well blended. Whisk in eggs and yolk and then stir in remaining ingredients. Spoon evenly into prepared dishes.

Bake for about 8-10 minutes 8 Minutes or until sides are firm but centres are soft. Let stand 1 minute 1 Minute. Loosen edges with knife, invert onto serving plate and sprinkle with icing sugar (if desired). And then enjoy with your love! Oh and good luck! XO

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