This is the crown jewel of the Golden Dinner Party food in my opinion – Chocolate Pudding Cakes. I don’t know how I lived without this delectable treat. Looking back, I can see the void. :) Now it’s filled and I paying it forward.
Since our guests would be sitting outside in the cold for the meal, I wanted a warm dessert for the finish. PC, my mom’s husband, had a recipe for chocolate served in ramekins hot from the oven and I thought it would fit perfectly. I made a batch to taste test. One batch serves two and I had every intention of tasting just one and saving the other for MJ but that didn’t happen. It was just too good. I did call to tell MJ but my apology wasn’t heartfelt. Haha!
It’s the simplest recipe. High quality chocolate (it does make a difference), chopped and melted, blended with the rest of the recipe and then scooped into buttered ramekins. The little buggers have to chill for at least 3 hours before heating in the oven so the perfect pudding consistency is achieved. It’s so hard to wait but wait you must.
Then, once they are finished in the oven, eat them immediately. Don’t hesitate like I had to for the photo below on the right so the whipping cream wouldn’t melt into a puddle. Eat it while it’s hot. Side note – The cake is entirely edible not hot from the oven. Just saying.
For the party, I made real whipping cream with a nice hint of vanilla to top it off, plus a little cocoa powder for looks. Amazing!
Now after typing this all up, I need to go make some more. Thankfully MJ bought a gallon of whipping cream (for real, we have 3/4th of a gallon in our fridge) so I am ready.