It’s nearly Valentine’s Day and what better way to show your affection for your loved one than with a deep, rich warm chocolate cake? Executive Pastry Chef Brittani Szczecina of Florida’s Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa offers us her classic chocolate dessert, with the molten center reinterpreted perfectly in Valentine’s red. It will melt your sweetheart’s heart.
Recipe courtesy of Executive Pastry Chef Brittani Szczecina of Florida’s Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/pbisg-palm-beach-marriott-singer-island-beach-resort-and-spa
Makes 4 servings
• 2 eggs
• 1 egg yolk
• 1/4 cup sugar
• 1/4 cup semisweet chocolate, melted
• 1/8 cup bread flour, sifted
• 1/4 cup butter, melted
• 4 tbsp. red food coloring
Preheat oven 350 degrees F. Spray 4 4-0unce tins on all sides.
Using a stand mixer (or hand mixer), whisk eggs, yolks and sugar on medium speed until they begin to form ribbons.
In a pan or a bowl in the microwave, melt butter and chocolate together.
Pour the chocolate mixture into the ribbon eggs and pulse a few times.
Add in the sifted flour and pulse a few times again.
Finish folding by hand and add the red coloring.
Portion batter into tins, filling each tin ¾.
Bake at 350 degrees F for 8-10 minutes. Rotate tins halfway through the bake. Do not over bake. Serve warm.