Watch any randomly selected cookery competition on television and there is one dessert that strikes fear into the heart of the most seasoned professional chef it seems; chocolate soufflé! It has to be said, on the few occasions I have followed a proper chocolate soufflé recipe I have ended up with chocolate scrambled egg or a chocolate scone!
To continue my theme of Kinder based recipes, I decided to come up with a soufflé like recipe that is easy to make… enter the ‘Gooey Kinder Soufflé Cake’!
Ingredients (to serve 2)
- 50g butter
- 5 Kinder bars
- 60g caster sugar
- 2 medium eggs
- 40g self-raising flour
- Icing sugar for dusting
- Heat the oven to 180C
- Place the Kinder bars and butter in a bowl and microwave on full (800W) for 30 seconds, stir and microwave again for 40 seconds
- Beat the eggs and sugar together in another bowl until fluffy and then fold in the flour
- Fold the melted butter and chocolate into the egg, sugar and flour mix
- Butter 2 ramekins (or cheat and spray them with that spray olive oil, a lot quicker!)
- Pour the mixture into the ramekins and bake for between 12 to 16 minutes
- Remove from the oven and dust with icing sugar – serve immediately!
There are many things about this recipe which make it perfect for those of us too scared to try to make a soufflé for anyone other than ourselves!
- The flour in the mix, although it makes it heavier than a traditional soufflé gives the pudding more stability and less chance of overflowing or collapsing
- The mixture can be made in advance – no need to separate the eggs and whisk the whites before folding
- The mix is gooey enough to give more leeway with cooking time meaning that you are almost guaranteed an oozy middle (unless you go out for the day!)
As ever my lovely wife was co-guinea-pig for another of my Kinder based experiments – fortunately there were no complaints! If you give it a try, let me know what you think!