BY FAR THE MOST DELICIOUS, DELICATE AND DIFFICULT THING I HAVE EVER MADE. I am so proud.
I’ll keep this short and sweet. In my mind, these chocolate volcano cakes are the Holy Grail of dessert and, being a self-proclaimed chocoholic, I knew I would go to extreme measures to ensure that they were completed perfectly. The recipe was from Canadian Living, obviously, and the preparation instructions originally scared me to death.
Here are a few things I learned from these cakes/morsels from heaven:
1. How to separate the yolk from the egg white
1a. When you continuously blend egg whites, a heavenly, peaked mixture comes into existence. I knew this happened, I have just never experienced the magic before.
2. These cakes are called volcano cakes for a reason. One of them blew up as I tried to pick it up. My counter consequently suffered a chocolate flash flood.
3. A set of six ramekin dishes for $9 is the best investment a girl can make.
3a. I need a second job to afford all the extra dishes I am buying to make my food plating a pretty process.
4. The picture below DOES NOT do this cake justice. If I could include a scratch-and-eat feature on wordpress, I swear you would all love me.