Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Quick and easy: Surprise Center Orange and Cinnamon Mini Cakes

What you need:

3 small eggs or two large ones
150 g of flour
150 g of sugar
150 g of melted butter
1 tsp of salt
cinnamon to taste (I used a good 2 tsp full)
A tablet of dark chocolatz
the rind of an untreated orange
powdered sugar

You will need silicon molds or cupcake moulds. I used a combination of two moulds here--pyramid ones and round ones. They come in all kinds of fun shapes now and are relatively inexpensive.

Blend the butter, eggs, flour and sugar together until smooth. Add the cinnamon and the orange rind. Fill the moulds a little more than halfway with the batter. Push squares of chocolat down the centers of each cake.

Bake in a warm oven (160°C) for about 15 minutes. Turn the cakes over onto a plate as soon as you take them out, sprinkle with the powdered sugar. These are excellent warm and can accompany a scoop of vanilla ice cream, a chocolat cream, or compote. They're also a favorite at snack time for children.

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