Victim of Love

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Tuesday, May 31, 2005

A New Tradition...

Today for the feast of the Visitation I made Molten Chocolate Cakes. They look like little chocolate cakes on the outside, but there's a surprise inside when you take a bite - warm, gooey, melted chocolate oozes out! (They didn't come out perfect - but hey! It's my first time!) As we were eating them I told the kids the symbolism... I said that just as our dessert looks like a plain chocolate cake on the outside, so did Our Lady appear to be like any other woman to the outside world. And just as we got a delightful surprise inside the cake, Our Lady was carrying the most delightful surprise for us in her womb - tiny baby Jesus! The boys came up with their own symbolism. They said that just like the melted chocolate poured out of the cake so did St. John the Baptist jump for joy... Oh the joys of family life!! ;.)

If anyones interested here's the recipe:

1/2 cup unsalted butter
6 ounces of semi-sweet chocolate (I used Hershey's milk chocolate bars)
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/8 tablespoon salt
2 large egg whites
1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar
2 tablespoons granulated white sugar

Preheat oven to 400 degrees
Butter 6 individual cupcake molds and dust the inside with granulated sugar
In a bowl over a saucepan of simmering water, melt butter, chocolate, cocoa powder, and salt
Whip the egg whites until frothy, add cream of tartar and whip until peaks form, add 2 tablespoons sugar and whip until stiff peaks form
Gently fold into chocolate mixture (do not overmix)
Pour into molds about 3/4 full
Bake for 5-8 minutes or until outside edges of cake is set but the middle looks a little wet
Remove from oven and invert onto serving plate
Serve with a dollop of whipped cream or powdered sugar (or both like I did)
Enjoy!

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