What better time to make a dessert called Chocolate Celebration?
Now I say!
This was one recipe I had to make. I received an email update from Megan's Cookin with this recipe attached. It spoke to me.
Pre-heat the oven to 350. Melt the 18 ounces of chocolate and the butter in a double boiler and stir until smooth.
In a sifter combine the flour, baking powder and salt. Sift onto a large piece of parchment or wax paper.
Place the sugar and eggs in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment. Beat on medium speed for 2 minutes until light in color and slightly thick. Stop and scrap down the side and then add the melted chocolate and mix on low to combine. Gradually add the dry ingredients and mix about 10 seconds. Scrape down the bowl again and add the vanilla and mix for 5 seconds. Remove the bowl and fold in the chocolate chunks and pecans (if you are using them).
Place 2 slightly heaping tablespoons into each cup (I filled mine about 2/3 full). I used paper cupcake liners and filled 20 of them.
Place in the center of the oven and bake about 18 minutes, rotating and turning half way through. A toothpick should come out somewhat clean, but still slightly gooey. Leave in pan 30 minutes. Keep tightly sealed in a container for 4 - 5 days, or refrigerate for 10 days. Bring to room temp before eating.
I can't even tell you how these taste personally. After a day of baking the last thing I want to do right now is eat something rich and chocolaty. Wait did I just say that?? I must be ill. But fear not, Evan who is as much of a chocoholic as I am tasted one for me. When asked to describe....His answer:
"Kinda like a brownie, but like a cake, and a little like a thick cupcake. It's really good. Can I have another one?".
Thank you Evan and no, you'll spoil your dinner.
Doesn't that look dreamy??