Thought I'd make a pudding instead of a cake, and this French one is a family favourite. It has my favourite spice, cinnamon in it, but you could change the spice to ginger, or maybe cardamon, both of which go well with chocolate, or even add a bit of chilli powder.
It's made in individual portions in ramekins.
You need: 200g dark chocolate, 4 tspn cinnamon, 50g plain flour, 100g butter, 50g caster sugar, 40g single cream and 4 eggs.
Preheat oven 200C/gas6 Grease 6 ramekin dishes well.
Break the chocolate into chunks, then add to a pan with the cream and butter over a bowl of simmering water. Beat the eggs with the sugar then add the melted chocolate mixture, cinnamon and flour and mix together well.
Spoon into the ramekins and bake for 9 mins. Leave to cool then turn out onto a plate.
It turns out like the infamous molten chocolate pudding, which has been the bane of contestants lives on Masterchef! The cinnamon gives it a lovely spicy flavour, and I love the smooth, runny chocolate centre. I always serve it with ice cream to give another texture.