A black hole chocolate cake recipe

You’ll suck down this dessert like you’re a black hole

In an incredible feat, scientists have released the first image of a black hole. This is monumental for two reasons: One, by definition, black holes dont emit any light. Two, the one they produced an image of is over 50 million light years away. Get more info here

Yeah, the image may be a bit blurry, but I’ve had several blurry nights out that I know were incredible. We like to celebrate a lot of things here at NewNew Mag so today we are celebrating this black hole with a “Black hole lava cake”. It’s actually the opposite of a black hole. Rather than not let anything out a delicious chocolate will slowly ooze out in a tantalizing way.


Warning: Just like a black hole you are going to want to consume the while thing ferociously.

This recipe makes four black hole cakes:

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup (4 ounces) semi sweet chocolate morsels
  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter
  • large egg yolks
  • large eggs
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

INSTRUCTIONS

1) Preheat oven to 450 ° F. Prepare ramekins or small bowls (should hold about 4 ounces of cake batter) with baking spray or by generously greasing with butter. Then add a small amount of flour and tap out excess.

2) Place chocolate and butter into a microwave safe dish and heat for 30 seconds. Remove and stir well, then heat for 10 seconds more. Stir until no lumps remain. Set aside.

3) Beat egg yolks, eggs, and sugar in a stand mixer with a whisk attachment on high speed (can also use a handheld mixer) until eggs triple in size, about 2 minutes. With mixer on medium-low speed, slowly pour the chocolate mixture into egg mixture. Mix until light and thick, about 1 minute. Remove bowl from stand mixer and fold in flour by hand. Divide batter between four ramekins. Place ramekins on a cookie sheet.

4) Bake for 7-8 minutes or until the center does not jiggle. Immediately invert each ramekin on a plate and let sit for at least 10 seconds. Gently remove the ramekin by carefully lifting it up and letting the cake fall onto the plate. Serve immediately.

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