Chocolate Amaretto Molten Cakes

by Kiran on February 11, 2014 · 56 comments

in Baking, Chocolate, Desserts, Nut Butter

I had major plans of baking meringues. It can’t be that difficult, right?

*Buzzer* to indicate how wrong my thought-process were. With all the humidity, there’s no way I could ever think of baking meringues or macarons.

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Instead, I’m settling for something more decadent, indulgent and lets face it, easier to bake for you or your loved ones. That’s the key, right? To be able to bake successfully and not having a bad mood trying to redo it, all over again.

I thought baking was supposedly therapeutic? Apparently, not on a humid day.

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If you are a huge fan of chocolate, nut butters, coffee, avocado and amaretto liquor, then this is the recipe for you! If not, just give it a try. No harm, only chocolate molten deliciousness can be expected here.

Oh chocolate!

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Ingredients:

  • 6 oz bittersweet chocolate, melted
  • 1/4 cup nut butter (almond, peanut, hazelnut etc) melted
  • 1 tsp instant espresso powder
  • 1 very ripe avocado, mashed
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs, separated
  • 2 tbsp whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp amaretto liqueur

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400F. Lightly grease small oven-safe ramekins. Add a tiny sprinkling of sugar to coat. Set aside.
  2. In a stand mixer bowl fitted with a paddle, beat sugar and egg yolks on medium for a minute or until eggs are pale yellow and ribbony.
  3. Add mashed avocado, amaretto liqueur, melted and cooled bittersweet chocolate and nut butter. Beat until avocado is nicely incorporated.
  4. Sprinkle in sifted whole wheat pastry flour with salt and espresso powder. Mix until batter is smooth from any lumps.
  5. In a separate bowl, whip egg whites until soft peaks with a hand mixer.
  6. Fold whipped egg whites into chocolate batter. Do not over-mix.
  7. Evenly divide batter into ramekins and bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until the top of cakes are smooth and shiny.
  8. Remove ramekins to cool on cooling racks for 30 minutes before digging in!

 

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Off to lick the batter bowl clean. Oh. That was done a few weeks ago. Time to get baking again. Le sigh.

What’s your plan in the kitchen today? :)

 

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1 Daniela @ FoodrecipesHQ February 11, 2014 at 12:32 PM

Molten cakes are welcome any time of the year. What’s this fuss about Valentines day? Let’s turn it into a “All things Chocolate Day” instead :) .
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2 Kiran February 17, 2014 at 10:49 AM

Daniela — so true :D

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3 Tanvi February 11, 2014 at 1:01 PM

This is SOOOOOOO good!!!

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4 Kiran February 17, 2014 at 10:52 AM

Thanks Love :)

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5 Shema | LifeScoops February 11, 2014 at 1:11 PM

Loved the recipe … beautiful clicks… Happy valentines day to you too
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6 Kiran February 17, 2014 at 10:54 AM

Thanks Shema and hope you had a lovely Valentines Day too :)

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7 Dixya @ Food, Pleasure, and Health February 11, 2014 at 1:14 PM

looks soo good. since it has avocado and nut butter, its ok to eat for breakfast right?
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8 Kiran February 17, 2014 at 11:00 AM

Dixya — oh yes!

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9 Tanvi@SinfullySpicy February 11, 2014 at 1:42 PM

So decadent yet so healthy!Molten cake is probably one thing which both me & husband love specially when its made with dark choco. Love that vintage muffin (?) pan.
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10 Kiran February 17, 2014 at 12:24 PM

Tanvi — yes, it’s a vintage muffin pan :)

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11 Rosa February 11, 2014 at 3:09 PM

Luscious and droolworthy! Totally irresistible.

Cheers,

Rosa

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12 Kiran February 17, 2014 at 12:28 PM

Rosa — :)

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13 Sophie February 11, 2014 at 3:36 PM

Yum yum yummm,…beautiful tasty desserts, Kiran! yummy Yum!
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14 Kiran February 17, 2014 at 12:29 PM

Sophie – thanks my dear :)

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15 Ashley February 11, 2014 at 3:55 PM

I love that you have an avocado in here! I made one dessert with avocado a long time ago but have been meaning to try more – these sound delicious! I hate when baking turns into a disaster of some sort – it typically relaxes me but not when bad things happen haha
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16 Kiran February 17, 2014 at 12:49 PM

Ashley — you ought to try more avocados in desserts. yum!

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17 Asmita February 11, 2014 at 4:15 PM

Yummy!
Happy Valentine’s Day!
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18 Kiran February 17, 2014 at 12:55 PM

Asmita — thank you and happy valentines day to you too!

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19 Shibi @Flavz Corner February 11, 2014 at 6:39 PM

Beautiful cup cakes and snaps Kiran!!!! Happy Valentine’s Day!!!

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20 Kiran February 17, 2014 at 12:56 PM

Thank you so much, Shibi! Happy Valentines Day :)

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21 Nancy @SpicieFoodie February 11, 2014 at 8:58 PM

Molten cake is one of my weakness and your recipe is one I MUST try soon…maybe for V-day?:) Thanks for sharing Kiran!
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22 Kiran February 17, 2014 at 1:01 PM

Nancy — thanks and hope you manage to try it :)

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23 ATasteOfMadness February 11, 2014 at 11:32 PM

I remember the first few times I attempted making meringues. SUPER FAIL!!
This looks way better though, I’m glad you made these. I am craving them right now!
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24 Kiran February 17, 2014 at 1:06 PM

Don’t think I’ll be making this again in a while ;)

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25 Jodee Weiland February 12, 2014 at 1:42 AM

This recipe looks fabulous! I love Chocolate Molten Cakes, but adding the Amaretto is genius…loveit. Thanks for sharing!
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26 Kiran February 17, 2014 at 1:55 PM

So glad you are loving the amaretto in this recipe, Jodee :)

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27 Helene D'Souza February 12, 2014 at 5:40 AM

yeah meringue in tropical heat is a challenge, which I know very well. lol
I think so I would settle for your choco molten cake too. and amaretto? That’s just brilliant Kiran!

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28 Kiran February 17, 2014 at 2:01 PM

Helene — I’ll gladly settle for a chocolate molten cake too ;)

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29 Lail | With A Spin February 12, 2014 at 6:36 AM

Chocolate, nut butter, coffee. Irresistible! Fabulous recipe.
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30 Kiran February 17, 2014 at 2:01 PM

Lail — thank you so much :D

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31 Kelly February 12, 2014 at 9:29 AM

I love these decadent molten cakes, they look incredible! They sound so good with the avocado, chocolate and amaretto – I would prefer these chocolate goodies to macarons or meringues any day:) Stunning photography as always too Kiran :)
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32 Kiran February 18, 2014 at 6:00 PM

Kelly — no way! i’d take macarons too, please? :D

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33 Angie@Angie's Recipes February 12, 2014 at 11:30 AM

This is a perfect dessert to celebrate V-Day! Afterall, who doesn’t love chocolate!
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34 Kiran February 18, 2014 at 11:26 PM

So true, Angie. Who wouldn’t be in their right mind ;)

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35 Shashi @ RunninSrilankan February 12, 2014 at 12:00 PM

These molten cakes have my name on them – “nut butter, chocolate and coffee” – are staples for me!
Kiran, your pictures are so enticing – that ripping chocolate – and these cakes – so so good!
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36 Kiran February 20, 2014 at 2:14 PM

Thanks so much, Shashi! I’m glad you are enjoying the ingredients and photography :)

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37 John@Kitchen Riffs February 12, 2014 at 12:50 PM

You can still cook meringues when it’s humid, but it really is a lot harder. I never bother (or when it’s warm enough, crank up the AC!). This looks better, though. Who can resist chocolate? Not me! Good recipe — thanks.
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38 Laurita February 12, 2014 at 1:14 PM
39 Choc Chip Uru February 12, 2014 at 3:50 PM

These molten cakes are actually perfect for V-Day, delicious job :D

Cheers
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40 Lizzy (Good Things) February 12, 2014 at 5:49 PM

Oh my goodness! How absolutely lovely.
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41 laurasmess February 12, 2014 at 8:44 PM

Wow, this sounds amazing… I still haven’t attempted chocolate with avocado but I think I need to after seeing this post! Gorgeous photos as always Kiran! As for the humidity… sigh. I can definitely relate to that. I’ve been literally sweating up a storm in the kitchen these past few weeks… frizzy haired, reddened and frustrated. The only consolation is the fact that the food tastes so darn good after making it! Oh for cooler weather! xxx
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42 Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen February 13, 2014 at 5:34 AM

Molten chocolate cakes sound pretty heavenly and even better with a little amaretto thrown in the mix!
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43 Alice February 13, 2014 at 7:14 AM

Love that Choco pot! The little addition of avocado is a delicious idea. Love those pics, delish!
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44 carolinaheartstrings February 13, 2014 at 12:53 PM

This is one terrific looking dessert. Thanks for making and sharing!

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45 Medha February 13, 2014 at 5:24 PM

These molten cakes look super moist and delicious! I love the combination of expresso and chocolate – I have to try this soon! Gorgeous pictures – I am totally fan of your photography!
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46 Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking February 13, 2014 at 5:53 PM

Molten cakes are the ultimate Valentine’s Day dessert, and yours are perfection, Kiran! I love the addition of orangey amaretto. What a great flavor pairing!
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47 Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking February 13, 2014 at 5:54 PM

Oops, meant to say “almond-y” amaretto! I was thinking of Cointreau, haha.
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48 Raymund February 13, 2014 at 9:49 PM

Ohhh my again and again! that looks super decadent, I would enjoy them really hot.
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49 Karen (Back Road Journal) February 14, 2014 at 9:26 AM

The amaretto and chocolate molten cakes sounds perfect for today’s celebration but also any day that you want a delicious dessert.
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50 Ina gawne February 14, 2014 at 9:35 AM

Kiran – these look so luscious! They would be so easy to make gluten free too…yummm!
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51 Brandon @ Kitchen Konfidence February 14, 2014 at 7:10 PM

YUM!! I’ll take 3 please :)
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52 Laura (Tutti Dolci) February 15, 2014 at 6:45 PM

Just gorgeous, I love the chocolate and amaretto pairing!
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53 jehanne@thecookingdoctor February 16, 2014 at 8:42 AM

yum yum yum! This is right up my alley, look at that chocolate decadence!
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54 Carolyn Chan February 17, 2014 at 3:57 AM

That first picture with the chocolate made my mouth water ! Baking meringues in humid Singapore is apparently a destiny with failure BUT I have found the trick – beat your eggs near an airconditioner if you have one. I made a Valentine’s Day pavlova with just two egg whites and the volume that I got from them was pretty amazing ! Anyway, if all else fails then chocolate fondant is always going to be a good stop loss !! :)
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55 Amy @ Elephant Eats February 19, 2014 at 1:50 PM

If a restaurant menu has molten cake on the menu, it’s always what I get :) These look SOOOO yummy!!!
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