Individual Chocolate Cake (Gluten-Free)
Wow! There hasn’t been much happening here on Mrs. Smith Cooks! In the little free time I’ve had in the last month or so, I’ve been working on another writing project, and so this blog has been woefully neglected. Here’s to hoping that will change as there are many exciting recipes just waiting to be showcased!
E’s Birthday is on February 18. On his actual birthday we were super busy going to the rodeo and I didn’t have time to make a cake. The plan was to make a wonderful (and very complicated) cake the next day, the 19th, but then life got in the way and it didn’t happen that day either. Every day for the next week or so I kept thinking “Today I’ll make that cake” and it didn’t happen. Finally on the last day of February I had had enough. Clearly I didn’t have the time or energy to make the cake I wanted to make, but I didn’t want the entire month to go by with no birthday cake, so I compromised and whipped up these super fast, super easy individual chocolate cakes. They were perfect with a dollop of ice cream right on top. This cake wins no awards for beauty, it’s not a “oh my oh my look at that impressive cake” type of cake. It’s just chocolate cake. And it’s Gluten-Free for my non-gluten eating birthday boy.
Individual Chocolate Cake
50 grams dark chocolate
1/4 cup brown sugar
3 TBS butter (plus extra for greasing the ramekins)
1 egg, separated
1. Grease the bottom and sides of 2 1 cup ramekins with butter
2. Melt butter and chocolate together in short (20-30 second) bursts in the microwave (do not overheat, let the stirring do most of the work of melting.)
3. Let mixture cool slightly and then mix in sugar and egg yolk
4. Whisk egg white with a pinch of salt in a clean dry bowl (either by hand or in a stand mixer, the latter will save your wrists and elbows.)
5. Gently fold chocolate mixture into the egg white mixture until just barely combined
6. Divide mixture between the two prepared ramekins and bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes or until the tops are firm and dry looking
Source: Adapted from Stone Soup