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Beautiful Black Lava Cakes

                                    [profile.jpg] I’M IN LOVE!  (AGAIN)…


8 ounces semisweet or bittersweet chocolate, chopped
4 large eggs
½ pound (2 sticks) unsalted butter, chopped
4 tablespoons unbleached all-purpose flour 

1/2 c. sugar                                                   
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon?orfor a mint version, substitute 1¼teaspoons peppermint extract for the cinnamon
Whipped cream for garnish (1 pint heavy cream, confectioners? sugar and vanilla extract)
Chocolate garnish (optional)

                       SEX & THE CITY BLACK!

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease eight 4-ounce cake molds or ramekins.
Over a double boiler, melt the chocolate and butter, stirring constantly. Once they are completely melted, set aside and cool.
Combine the sugar and eggs and whisk until pale and fluffy. Stir the chocolate mixture into the egg mixture until completely blended. Whisk in the flour, nutmeg and cinnamon and mix well.

20100219 Lady DiorLADY DIOR BLACK!
Pour the batter into the cake molds and bake for 14 minutes at 350°F.
While the cakes are baking you can whip the cream.


To one pint heavy cream add 2 tablespoons confectioners? sugar as the cream begins to thicken, plus 1 teaspoon vanilla and a few grains salt. Unsweetened or barely-sweetened whipped cream is also delicious, so feel free to reduce the sugar or add none at all.                                                      


                                             GOTH BLACK!

Remove the lava cakes from the oven and cool for 2 minutes. Run a knife around the edges, invert the molds onto individual dessert plates, garnish with whipped cream and chocolate and serve immediately.


      ~~`Always.  Forever.  xxxx   Kim

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  • Reply
    March 19, 2011 at 10:18 am

    How beautifully delicious.
    Love you.

  • Reply
    March 19, 2011 at 11:59 am

    I don’t know which I think is the most YUM – the cake or the pearls or the shoes or the dress or the… WOW what a great post!!! I love you tooooo!!!

    • Reply
      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      March 19, 2011 at 2:14 pm

      well i luv you more…cuz you’re a warm blanket for the heart, LB. xx

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    Classic NYer
    March 19, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    I’m having a total lust moment right now… (and resisting the temptation to say “black is the new black” or “black power” or something equally cheesy)

    Stopping in from last week’s LBS tea party! (Why not, right?)

    • Reply
      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      March 19, 2011 at 2:15 pm

      Black Power! I luv that 🙂 Love your blog, too, NYer!

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    March 19, 2011 at 2:44 pm

    Lovely KIM—————– I looked up daddy in the webster’s dictionary & I didn’t see my picture, but anyway
    next time I come over I would like you to make that (BEAUTIFUL BLACK LAVA CAKE) YUMMY!
    By the way Audrey looks great in black,.

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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      March 19, 2011 at 4:57 pm

      Dear daddy,

      I love you more than you will EVER know. 🙂 Me.

  • Reply
    March 19, 2011 at 8:27 pm

    Your making me hungry!

    Love you,

    • Reply
      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      March 19, 2011 at 8:42 pm

      ~You wouldn’t even eat that stuff now…cuz you’re so healthy & boring 🙂 xx

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    Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella
    March 20, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    That looks very chic Kim! And perhaps dressed as Audrey with black nails too 😀

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    Date Girl
    March 21, 2011 at 9:46 am

    Yum yum yum. I think this is what I want to order when I go to dinner this weekend. Black lava cakes are always delicious. As is Audrey Hepburn.

    • Reply
      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      March 21, 2011 at 10:56 am

      ~~Date Girl,
      Oh, yeah…Don’t they simply look devine? I want one NOW.
      Hepburn is a claaaaaaaaaaaassic beauty. xx

  • Reply
    March 23, 2011 at 2:57 am

    Hi Kim,

    Am returning your visit – where’s my tea?! Just rushing out the door, but I’ll be back later to read some more. Blown away by Kay’s story… Catch you in a bit!

    • Reply
      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      March 23, 2011 at 6:00 am

      ~~~~Tiny, glad we met in between blogs!! xxxxx

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    Theresa Sonoda
    March 24, 2011 at 2:00 pm

    Fabulous, from start to finish. I’m in Lava Love!

    • Reply
      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      March 24, 2011 at 2:01 pm

      ~~~Lava is my Lovah 🙂 xx

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