Did you know that Hawaii is the only state in which the cacao tree grows? Of course, you know the word--cacao. That's the necessary ingredient for chocolate! Well, here are the ingredients and the recipe for the "Original Hawaiian Chocolate Factory" Warm Cake that I mentioned in yesterday's blog post about Hukilau Lanai. I didn't say much about their desserts yesterday--and that was a travesty--but they have their own bakery. I adore the creamy goodness of their Lilikoi Chiffon pie that sits on a crust of macadamia nuts. But the husband--and you chocoholics out there--loves their chocolate cake offering. It takes 20 minutes to prepare, so order it when you receive your entree. But if you can't make it to the Hukilau Lanai restaurant this holiday season, here's a gift: their recipe.
1/2 pound Original Hawaiian Chocolate Factory chocolate
1/2 pound butter
5 egg yolks
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup flour
1/2 tablespoon Hawaiian vanilla extract
1. Spray eight 8 oz. ramekins with non-stick spray, dust with 1:1 flour and coco powder mixture, spray again, coat again, and spray again.
2. Melt chocolate and butter together.
3. Whip eggs and yolks for 3 minutes on high.
4. Fold chocolate mixture into eggs, fold in sifted flour and vanilla.
5. Fill ramekins with batter until 3/4 full.
6. Let rest at least 30 minutes before baking.
7. Bake 400 - 425 degrees for about 12 minutes.
8. Invert ramekin on plate, then lift off ramekin. When cut, the center should ooze.
Makes 8 servings. ENJOY!