Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Ooey Gooey -- TWD

Yep. It’s that time of the week again. Tuesday.

This week our TWD challenge was brought to us by Leigh of Lemon Tartlet: Gooey Chocolate Cakes. Oh My. Just thinking about this one made my teeth tingle. And unlike all the past weeks, I waited until Monday night to bake, not sure if I was going to do it or not, or make a half batch or a whole batch.

But, hey, my adoring public would be disappointed!

So, at the last moment, I decided to make a whole batch – 6 gooey cakes. We’ll see how the remaining five hold up, since my ever-faithful food-tasting neighbor decided to leave town for spring break. The nerve.

The recipe is easy and only requires a gentle touch. But, I offer two pieces of advice: have everything ready ahead of time, pans, ingredients, oven, etc; and, (my secret tip), to be sure the cakes will unmold, line the bottoms of the little muffin tins with a circle of wax paper, buttered and floured. Piece of cake.

The results:

Just out of the oven.


Neatly out of the pan.

Accompanied by ice cream and a splash of powdered sugar. (It's green tea ice cream. It's all I had. Actually tasted alright with the chocolate.)


A nice amount of gooey goodness in the center, not too hard, not too runny, but just right.



Be sure and check out the results from the other TWD Bakers. We've surpassed the 100 mark!




21 comments:

noskos said...

They look great! And I love the idea of serving them with green tea ice cream which is probably my favorite flavor.

Engineer Baker said...

Green tea ice cream actually sounds fabulous with these. And they look amazing!

Mevrouw Cupcake said...

Nice ice cream pairing! Yum!

Rebecca said...

Oh, that neighbor, leaving you alone in a house full of these cakes! They'd be calling my name 24/7.

April said...

Looks great! I would have never paired green tea with chocolate. I am curious now!

Madam Chow said...

They look great. I almost didn't bake these, but I'm really glad that I buckled down and got to it!

Donna said...

Looks wonderful! Gooey goodness! Great pairing, I wouldn't have thought of that!

Annemarie said...

They look great!!

Marie said...

Ohh you got some great goo going on there! Mine were more fudgy than gooey, but they did taste delicious, especially with a drizzle of muscovado toffee sauce and some clotted cream!!

Dolores said...

I'm glad you decided to give this one a go... it looks like you got great results. And I love chocolate with green tea.

kimberleyblue said...

Looks good! I almost didn't make them either, but was happy I did.

Gretchen Noelle said...

Can't believe that you still have 5 left. I thought these were delicious! Green tea ice cream? Nice combo!

Bridget said...

Ah, 6 cakes and one person, that's a rough one. I had one cold and thought it was pretty good, and I hear they microwave well.

I hope your taster comes back for the lemon cream tart - so much butter in such a small dessert!

CB said...

Good tip. I really need to get better at mis en place. I feel like I run around the kitchen with my head cut off sometimes! haha. Lovely cakes. Great job!
Clara @ I♥food4thought

Natalie said...

Mmmm... green tea ice cream! Gorgeous pictures :)

Mary Ann said...

Your cakes look delicious! I would love to try your recipe for Greek Burgers! Have you ever posted it?

lemontartlet said...

They look really tasty!

Cecilia said...

Lovely cakes. Since your neighbors are out of town, you should enjoy these tasty delights all to yourself.

Shari said...

That green tea ice cream looks very cool with the chocolate!

Karina said...

Great job! The cakes look wonderful!

Dr.Gray said...

Green tea is paired with chocolate all the time in Asia. These look great by the way.