Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone!!! You might not know this, but it’s also CAKE WEEK!!!
This is a very special Valentine’s Day for me, because it will be the last time I spend this holiday as an unmarried lady!
Honestly, I don’t care that Valentine’s Day is a Hallmark Holiday, I LOVE IT! What’s wrong with a day dedicated to telling the people in your life that you love them? It’s an excuse to eat chocolate and drink wine (not that I need an excuse).
My favorite Valentine’s Day thus far, was a few years ago with my roommate, Sarah. We got dolled up and went out on the town for a wine-crawl! If I remember correctly, we met some very cool dudes and got free sandwiches. Nothing is better than free sandwiches.
Anyway, I’m getting off topic. This year, I will be in class on Valentine’s night, but Jonathan and I have plans to take a cooking class together later in the week. I can’t wait!!!
In honor of today’s holiday, I’m sharing a romantic dessert to share with your partner or mom or roommate or cat. Whatever suits your fancy.
It’s decadent, rich, and super easy to throw together!
You will need:
2 sticks of butter (plus a few pats of butter for greasing the pan)
8 oz unsweetened baking chocolate
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 cup sugar
3 Tbsp. flour
Prepare your ramekins with butter. I used a heart-shaped pan for Valentine’s Day, but ramekins will cook the cakes more evenly.
Then coat the ramekins with sugar. Sprinkle a handful onto each ramekin and toss the excess.
In a medium bowl, mix the eggs and vanilla.
Melt the butter and chocolate in a double boiler (or just watch it carefully in a pan on the stove or sneak it into the microwave shhh).
Once all of the chocolate melts, add the sugar to the chocolate mixture until it dissolves.
Remove the chocolate from heat and add the flour, cinnamon, and eggs.
Simply pour the batter into the ramekin until 3/4 full. Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes. Serve immediately.
The edges should crisp up, but the center will remain ooey and gooey and lava-y! How wonderful! This is some seriously decadent stuff.
What are you doing for Valentine’s Day this year? Do you love or hate Hallmark holidays?
P. S. Don’t forget to check out these other blogs for cake week and join the linky party:
Monday– Comfortably Domestic – Filled Cupcakes
Tuesday – La Petite Pancake – Chocolate Molten Lava Cake
Wednesday – Inside NanaBread’s Head – Magic Shell Ice Cream Cake
Thursday – Kat – Funfetti Bundt
Friday – Decadent Philistines Save the World – Pupcakes
Saturday – Megan – Rose Cake