Chocolate, orange and champagne? What could be more delicious than that? Molten Chocolate Truffle Cakes…that’s what!
When Seattle Chocolates asked me to create a recipe using one of their summer truffles, I called Erin (Freutcake’s 5-Ingredient recipe goddess) and asked for her help making something extra special and indulgent. Why not make molten chocolate cakes with melted truffles inside? Genius!
I’ve always loved the combination of chocolate and orange. It reminds me of being little, and sneaking chocolate covered orange candies over and over again at Christmas time. It’s been a favorite flavor combination of mine ever since.
And who says all summer desserts have to be in popsicle form? The Mimosa Truffle melts into a dreamy white chocolate and orange center that brightens up the richness of the chocolate cake.
If you’re afraid of dark chocolate—don’t be with this cake! Lining the tins with sugar not only makes removal super easy, it adds a crunchy, sweet coating that softens the rich flavor.
These little molten cakes are the perfect dessert to make for your next summer dinner party or even as an extra special brunch dessert, served with mimosas of course!
photos & recipe development by Erin Phraner
Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Seattle Chocolate Company. However, the recipes and all opinions expressed here are my own. Thank you for supporting the sponsors who support Freutcake!
- Nonstick cooking spray
- 1/3 cup granulated sugar, plus more for the pan
- 1 (4- to 5-ounce bar) bittersweet chocolate, roughly chopped
- 1 stick unsalted butter, cut into pieces
- 2 whole eggs, plus 3 egg yolks
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- Pinch of salt
- 12 Seattle Chocolates Mimosa Truffles
- Vanilla ice cream or sweetened whipped cream, for serving
- 1 orange, for serving
- Preheat the oven to 400˚F. Spray a 12-cup muffin pan with nonstick cooking spray. Sprinkle cups with sugar and twist / shake to coat them completely; tap out any excess.
- Heat the chocolate and butter in a heatproof bowl set over a saucepan of barely simmering water (do not let the bowl touch the water), stirring occasionally, until melted and smooth.
- Meanwhile, whisk the eggs, egg yolks and sugar in a large bowl until light yellow and almost doubled in volume, about 5 minutes. Whisk the flour, cocoa power and salt in a small bowl.
- Fold the dry ingredients into the egg mixture, then gently fold in the melted chocolate mixture. Fold until smooth with no streaks.
- 5. Divide the batter among the prepared muffin cups. Press 1 Mimosa Truffle into the center of each. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until firm to the touch. Transfer muffin pan to a wire rack; let cool in the pan 5 minutes, then use an offset spatula to gently lift cakes from the pan.
- To serve, peel long strips of zest from the orange. Slice zest into 1/4-inch-wide strips using a sharp knife; wrap around your finger or the end of a spoon to coil. Top each cake with ice cream or whipped cream; top with orange twists.
Pregnancy is hard y’all! And although I’m now in my third trimester, I’m still finding little tricks and products to make these last couple of months easier. Like my Snoogle, which is basically the best body pillow of all time. I just wish I had ordered one sooner! Here are just a few of my pregnancy favorites and the items I’ve loved most over the last 7 months. What are your pregnancy essentials?
Cami Sports Bras: These are basically all I wear around the house these days because they’re super comfy and stretchy without the annoying wires and straps of regular bras.
2/ Maternity Yoga Pants: Gosh I love these. I basically live in stretchy maternity yoga pants because they’re easy to move in but also comfy enough to relax in. And the pull-over-the-belly panel is super flattering under tank tops and t-shirts.
3/ Mother’s Special Blend: I love this belly oil and use it every night before bed! It’s a blend of almond oil, coconut oil, cocoa butter and vitamin-e so it has all of the good stuff to help prevent stretch marks and tone skin.
4/ Ear Plugs: Pregnancy has made me the lightest sleeper on the planet! I found small earplugs at the grocery store and use them anytime I’m having an especially hard time sleeping.
5/ Julep Nail Polish: I love that Julep 5-free nail polish is free from 5 chemicals found in lots of other polish brands…perfect for pregnancy!
6/ Maternity Support Band: As my belly has gotten bigger and bigger (hello, twins!) my doctor recommended I wear I support band for extra back support. I don’t think it actually helps with my lower back fatigue as much as promised but it definitely takes the extra pressure off of my bladder and helps support me in the front. Hey, I’ll take all the help I can get!
7/ Burt’s Bees Mama Bee Belly Butter: This is a nice non-greasy belly butter for day time.
8/ Snoogle Total Body Pillow: The Snoogle is by far my favorite pregnancy essential! I don’t actually use my Snoogle for sleeping because it’s a bit too large for me and my short legs. However, it’s amazing for lounge around, watching TV, reading, or even working on my laptop with support. I like to wrap it around me like a little nest, it’s heavenly.
9/ Rainbow Light Prenatal One Multivitamin & Rainbow Light Prenatal DHA: My favorite brand of multi-vitamins before and during pregnancy! (more info here)
10/ TUMS: Oh, holy heartburn! Thank goodness for the relief of Tums. If the old wives tale is true, these twins much each have a full head of hair because my heartburn terrible. And while Tums aren’t the tastiest treats, I’m partial to the tropical flavored variety. Not bad for chalky!
Hey Freutcake readers! Kelly here from Studio DIY and I’m excited to be popping by to add a little color to your life today! Since Leah is such a star at whipping up delicious cocktails, I thought it would be fun to share three colorful ways to jazz ’em up even more! You may even have a few of these goodies in your pantry so you can whip up some drinks in a flash for all your summer dinner parties.
Colored Salt: It’s not a margarita without a little salt, if you ask me. Pick up some powdered food coloring (Just a small amount goes a long way here!) and mix it with salt. Run a lime around the rim of the glass then dip in a shallow dish of the colored salt to add a bit of unexpected color to the glass!
Breakfast Cereal: You can admit it. I know you have a secret stash of sugar-y kid cereal hiding somewhere in your pantry. Break it out and embrace it! Crush up the cereal in a plastic bag and pour into a shallow dish. Dip glass into a mixture of water and a bit of honey, then into the dish of cereal. BAM!
Sprinkles: Sips and sweets anyone? The best combination for girl’s night! Use the leftover sprinkles from your treats to add a happy surprise to the bar! Like the cereal trick, dip the glass into a mixture of water and a bit of honey and then into a dish of sprinkles.
What’s your favorite way to garnish a cocktail? Cheers!