TWD Rewind: Gooey Chocolate Cakes

April 11, 2008 at 12:55 pm | Posted in cakes & tortes, groups, sweet things, tuesdays with dorie | 11 Comments

gooey chocolate cakes

This cake was not too photogenic, but it sure was delicious.  While I was away, the Tuesdays with Dorie gang, led this time by Leigh of Lemon Tartlet, made Dorie Greenspan’s Gooey Chocolate Cakes.  I knew I wanted to whip them up myself as soon as I was back home.  And poor R hadn’t had a homemade dessert in weeks, so a little chocolate gooeyness seemed like a good place to start.

In her opening description, Dorie notes that these cakes are fairly ubiquitous at this point.  In fact, at one restaurant where I used to work, we had a very similar molten cake on our menu for private parties.  We’d do up giant batches (sometimes over 100, depending on the size of the party) of individual ones, also using disposable aluminum cups as Dorie suggests.  Here, quantities were a bit more manageable…I only made two!

If you’d like to make up these little ultra-chocolatey cakes yourself (and it’s easy, I promise!), the recipe is on Lemon Tartlet and in the book Baking: From My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan.


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  1. Your picture looks amazing! I love how close-up you get. It makes you want to try to take a bite.

  2. This looks great Steph! I really liked these cakes and was tempted to make some tonight! (I caved into the chocolate rice pudding craving instead!)

    You asked about my photo editor – my big secret is the online Picnik program! Nothing more!

  3. Your picture looks great, with lots of gooey in the middle!

  4. Not very photogenic? I beg to differ! That picture makes me want to drop what I’m doing and go whip up another batch. Yum!

  5. Your gooey cakes look gooey-licious! This is such as great recipe, I was really impressed with the ease-factor.

  6. I love your photography! Your cakes look so good- perfectly gooey!

  7. i hope you had a great trip! these were certainly delicious and very easy to whip up 🙂 great job!

  8. my conundrum: can you say something looks “ooey” without using “gooey,” too? i’ve never heard it, but it makes me wonder.
    that being said, your gooey cakes look ooey. and delicious.

  9. yummy, yummy and…well….yummy….!!!

  10. Your photos are always so gorgeous! They make me hungry =)

  11. Excuse me but how is this delicious cake not photogenic?
    Omg worthy!

    Choc Chip Uru
    Latest: Rich Sticky Date Pudding w/ Butterscotch Sauce

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