Half-cooked chocolate cake with raspberry coulis

Step by step recipe:

  1. 10 min.Half-cooked chocolate cake with raspberry coulis : Photo of step #1
    Prepare your moulds: you can use either pastry rings, or silicon moulds.

    In either case, cut out strips of cooking parchment which are 1 cm or 0.5 inch deeper than your moulds/rings.
  2. 10 min.Half-cooked chocolate cake with raspberry coulis : Photo of step #2
    Place a paper strip around the inside or each ring or mould. If they are rings (bottomless) stand them on another square of cooking parchment.

    Preheat oven at 180°C or 356°F.
  3. 5 min.Half-cooked chocolate cake with raspberry coulis : Photo of step #3
    Chop 80 g chocolate with a knife, or cut in small pieces.
  4. 10 min.Half-cooked chocolate cake with raspberry coulis : Photo of step #4
    Put it in a small bowl, and add 80 g butter.

    Melt in a bain-marie.
  5. 3 min.Half-cooked chocolate cake with raspberry coulis : Photo of step #5
    Break 2 eggs onto 70 g caster sugar and 10 g Vanilla sugar.
  6. 5 min.Half-cooked chocolate cake with raspberry coulis : Photo of step #6
    Beat together for around 4 or 5 minutes...
  7. Half-cooked chocolate cake with raspberry coulis : Photo of step #7
    ... until the mixture forms "ribbons", i.e. which while pouring it runs rather like a flat ribbon.
  8. 3 min.Half-cooked chocolate cake with raspberry coulis : Photo of step #8
    Mix the chocolate and the melted butter well, then sieve 35 g flour on top.
  9. 2 min.Half-cooked chocolate cake with raspberry coulis : Photo of step #9
    Mix well.
  10. 2 min.Half-cooked chocolate cake with raspberry coulis : Photo of step #10
    Pour onto this mixture 5 or 6 tablespoons of beaten egg.
  11. 2 min.Half-cooked chocolate cake with raspberry coulis : Photo of step #11
    Mix well.
  12. 2 min.Half-cooked chocolate cake with raspberry coulis : Photo of step #12
    Then pour the whole into the remaining beaten eggs.
  13. 3 min.Half-cooked chocolate cake with raspberry coulis : Photo of step #13
    Mix well the mixture resembles chocolate mousse.
  14. 5 min.Half-cooked chocolate cake with raspberry coulis : Photo of step #14
    Pour mixture into the moulds to about ¾ the depth, and place 3 raspberries on top.
  15. 9 min.Half-cooked chocolate cake with raspberry coulis : Photo of step #15
    Put in the oven for 8 to 9 minutes.
  16. 5 min.Half-cooked chocolate cake with raspberry coulis : Photo of step #16
    Important: the whole point of this recipe is that the cake should only be half cooked, if not it's just a traditional chocolate cake.

    At the end of the 9 minutes, tap the top of the cake, if it's a little bit crusty, it's done: take out of the oven, because it will continue cooking a little while afterwards.

    The cakes can be turned out as soon as you can touch them.
  17. 5 min.Half-cooked chocolate cake with raspberry coulis : Photo of step #17
    Serve on a plate, sprinkled with a little icing sugar, surrounded by raspberry coulis and decorated with mint leaves.

Remarks:

You can replace raspberries with strawberries, or more surprisingly by blackcurrants.

If you do not have a coulis, you can quickly prepare a "mash of fruits" by mixing and crushing the fruits (raspberries, cut in small pieces, wild strawberries, currants...) summarily with a fork.

Source:

From Frédéric Beau.

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