Being a wife isn't always easy, being a mother isn't always easy, working full time isn't always easy, and being back in college isn't always easy...and on Wednesday my life experienced the perfect storm. Sometimes I can miss the storm, even ride it out, but this Wednesday....the storm got the best of me. Thank goodness for a husband who prays and was the voice of reason I needed! Thank goodness for three wonderful friends who know how to make me laugh! Thank goodness for a husband who taught Lil Tony how to bake.....bring on the chocolate!
1 1/2 sticks of butter
8oz dark chocolate chips
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
3 large eggs
3 large egg yolks
1/3 cups granulated sugar
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
confectioners' sugar for dusting
Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Butter each ramekin and coat with cocoa powder, tap out any extra. Place ramekins on a baking sheet and set aside.
Melt butter and chocolate chips in microwave safe bowl (heat at 30 second intervals and stir in between heating, until chocolate is melted). Set aside to cool.
In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, yolks, and granulated sugar. Stir in melted chocolate mixture. Stir in flour and 1 tablespoon cocoa powder. Mix until ingredients are combined. Divide batter among ramekins. Bake for 13-14 minutes, cakes will be firm with a soft center.
Invert ramekins onto serving plate and sprinkle with confectioners sugar. Serve warm.
We also rejoice in our sufferings,
because we know that suffering produces perseverance;
perseverance, character; and character, hope.