From the Kitchen of Terri Bergman
CATEGORY: Sweet endings
SERVES: 6-8 (ramekins)
LEVEL: Intermediate, so come on, you got this!
A delicious celebratory end to a great meal! This SOUFFLE Cake starts airy and is topped with a rich ganache…and then add a few berries and the ultimate mini ice cream on a stick (can you say delicious drama). A reason I love this recipe is it starts as a great SOUFFLE but once settle is the perfect chocolate earthquake (cracked fallen top) cake. So you choose, but the great taste is there however you choose to SOUFFLE!
6-8 Ramkins depending on their size
6 Oz. Dark chocolate (60-76%)
¼ C water
5 Egg Whites
½ tsp Lemon juice
¼ C Sugar
5 Egg Yolks
1-2 tsp Espresso Powder
1 Tbsp Coffee Liquor
¼ C Sugar
4 OZ Choc Chips
2 Oz Butter
6-8 Frozen mini Magnum Bars (or your choice of mini ice cream treat)
Optional; Strawberry and Raspberries for garnish
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Melt Chocolate and water in the microwave, starting at 30 sec intervals. You want to remove and stop heating when about 25% of the chocolate is still not melted. At this point continue to stir until all is melted. Set aside.
Beat egg whites until soft peaks, start streaming in sugar, pinch of salt and *lemon juice to stabilize whites. I like to see a medium peak and set aside.
In mixer bowl add yolks, sugar, espresso powder (or inst coffee) and Coffee Liquor (or Amaretto).
Beat in mixer until light and thick….and then add melted chocolate until just incorporated.
Fold 30% of meringue, scraping and folding being careful not to overdue. Fold the remaining meringue and spoon into the individual Ramkins. (I think its useful to use an ice cream scooper here..)
Bake until just set in the center…about 20-25 minutes.
While cakes are cooking, create the buttered ganache by melting the butter and pouring over the chocolate chips. Stir until glossy smooth and melted, set aside for the serving finish.
When Ramkins are out of oven, place in center of a plate, spoon chocolate ganache over each, and take a knife to pierce center…and put the mini Ice Cream Treat in the center, sprinkle with slice strawberries or raspberries…walk don’t run to the table to serve…and melt into the extravagant bites! ENJOY!