recipe #9: petits gateaux au chocolat.

i cannot stop thinking about the rich/moist/decadent/more delicious adjectives of the small chocolate cake i had in paris from stohrer so much that i decided to make my own version and justify them as christmas gifts. they were delicious and so easy! joyeux noel!

recipe #9: petits gateaux au chocolat.

soundtrack: ella wishes you a swinging christmas

ingredients: for main cake – 1 pound of bittersweet chocolate, 8 eggs, and 1/2 pound of butter. cake bottom – 4 oz chopped bitter chocolate and 4oz heavy cream.

directions: preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease up some cupcake liners and place them in a cupcake tin (you’ll make enough for 2 batches). heat heavy cream in the microwave for 45 seconds, then stir in the 4oz of chopped chocolate until melted. pour a drop into each cupcake liner so it coats the bottom – this will create a nice chocolate surprise on what’s usually the cake’s most boring part (well, to me anyways).

melt pound of chocolate and 1/2 pound of butter together using a double boiler (or heat-resistant bowl sitting in boiling water if you ain’t got one like me). in a separate bowl, beat eggs in a mixer until pale yellow and fluffy, then mix into chocolate/butter mix using a whisk until well blended. fill each cupcake cup 3/4 full, then bake for 30 minutes or until *just* cooked in center.

let cool, then coat tops with confectioner’s sugar and enjoy! and also don’t think about how bad they are for you.

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