Sometimes, you need to disconnect yourself from the world & take a break.
You can do this by going outdoors on a rewarding hiking trail; or lose yourself in urbanscapes like breweries, museums, parks.
How do you cut loose though, when both options are exhausted and you’re too tired to go out? Maybe you’ve been running behind your kids all day or maybe you’ve traveled non-stop for work. Sometimes you need a quiet night in, with your sweatpants, a movie & your couch. What helps you reach the zenith of zendom in such a moment?
Dessert, my friend. Specifically, chocolate dessert. Molten Lava Chocolate dessert.
What I love about this cake is, it’s not overwhelmingly sweet. You know, the kind that makes you feel like you’ve instantly contracted diabetes (I’m looking at you, Double Chocolate Fudge Caramel Brownie Sundae). The petite size of these cakes are a win too, the portions are not so huge they could feed an army (I’m looking at you again, Double Chocolate Fudge Caramel Brownie Sundae). These cakes are great to serve for dessert over a dinner party of many or just one 🙂
Here’s my take on a simple but effective recipe from Ree Drummond of Food Network. I add orange zest, and it really cuts down on the sweet and elevates the chocolate. You’ll see melting chocolate ooze from a soft, spongy, delicately decadent, divine cake, oh la la, this must be food Mojo!
Voila! Fresh from the oven – hot, rich, not too sweet, spongy cake with bubbling, melting chocolate & cold ice cream right out of the freezer + A glass of your favorite wine (or a glass of milk) = Quality You-time.
Also published on Medium.