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Molten Chocolate Cake with Godiva Hot Fudge Sauce



Makes 6 servings


Chocolate, how we adore thee.

1 pound bittersweet chocolate
1 pound butter
8 whole eggs
8 yolks
3⁄4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
8 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt

Godiva Hot Fudge Sauce
1⁄2 cup heavy cream
1⁄3 cup chocolate liquor
1⁄2 cup sugar
1⁄2 teaspoon fine salt
1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 to 5 cups Godiva dark chocolate chips
3 1⁄2 tablespoons butter


Thom’s Tips: In my kitchen, I don’t have a fancy double boiler. Instead, I use the homemade version. First, I place a large pot on the stove and fill about 2⁄3 of it with boiling water. Then, I take a smaller soup pot with a long handle and float it on the boiling water in the larger pot. The ingredients, like chocolate, that I don’t want to scorch with direct heat, go in the soup pot and are gently heated with the boiling water.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Gently melt chocolate and butter together in double boiler over medium heat. Beat together the whole eggs, yolks, sugar and vanilla. Add the flour and salt. Now beat the melted chocolate and butter with the eggs and sugar. Place in small buttered molds and bake for 7 minutes.

Godiva Hot Fudge Sauce:

In a saucepan, combine heavy cream, chocolate liquor, sugar, salt and vanilla extract. Bring to a boil. Slowly stir in the chocolate and butter until smooth.

Allow cakes to cool enough to remove molds. Ladle fudge sauce over cakes.

Wine Pairing:

Mia’s Playground—Old Vine Zinfandel

Aris’s Wine Notes: Dark purple in color, this old-vine Zinfandel has a nose layered with jammy fruit, white pepper, licorice and vanilla. Old Vine Zin is one of the few table wines that can do dual service with dessert. The super-ripe, jammy fruit combine with soft tannins and high alcohol to give the wine a sense of sweetness and port-like richness that goes quite well with chocolate.


From: Motor Supply Company Bistro • 920 Gervais Street • Columbia, SC 29209

Published in Carolina Cuisine.

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