If you'll be baking for one or more chocolate lovers this Valentine's Day, you're going to want to keep this award-winning dessert in mind. House Foods recently partnered with Alexander Weiss the kid who won Season One of Fox's hit cooking competition series for children, “MasterChef Junior.” This February 14th, whip up Alexander’s Tofu Molten Lava Cake, which incorporates House Foods Tofu, to satisfy any sweet tooth.
Tofu Molten Chocolate Lava Cake
Created by Alexander Weiss, Season One MasterChef Junior Winner
Yields 5 Servings
- 4 tbsp unsalted butter, room temperature
- Extra butter for molds
- Unsweetened cocoa powder for molds
- 1 heaping cup semisweet or bittersweet chocolate
- 1/2 pkg House Foods Premium or Organic Tofu Medium Firm, pressed dry
- 2 large egg yolks
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 2 tbsp all purpose flour
- Sifted powdered sugar
- Whipped cream, ice cream, or fresh fruit for optional garnish
1. Preheat over to 450 F, positioning rack in center of oven
2. Lightly butter your ramekins and line with cocoa powder. Tap out excess cocoa powder and set prepared baking dishes aside.
3. Fill medium pot with about 2 inches water and place over medium heat, bringing to simmer. Place heatproof bowl over the simmering water making sure bottom of bowl doesn't touch water. Add chocolate and butter to melt, stirring often with spatula. Set aside to cool.
4. Blend together the tofu, egg yolks, and sugar in a blender until smooth, making sure to scrape down the sides of the blender a couple times.
5. Fold the tofu mixture into the chocolate and butter mixture. Add in the flour and salt, and fold until combined well.
6. Divide evenly into ramekins, filling them about ¾ of the way to the top. Arrange on a baking tray and place in oven.
7. Bake for 14-16 minutes, or until the cakes are browned on the sides and top, and the center is still a bit wobbly, but not raw. The cakes should be runny in the center, and set on the outside.
8. Immediately turn out onto your plate and sift over some powdered sugar over the top. Garnish with toppings of your choice. Alternately, you may leave the cakes unmolded and serve in the ramekins with caution, as they will be hot.