Blog-versary - Dulce de leche Molten Cake

Exactly a year ago on this day I hit the "Publish" button on my very first blog post. Celebrating 1st Blog-versary with warm "Dulce de leche Molten Cake" paired with cool "Banana Crunchy Ice cream".

"Life is short. Eat dessert first". - Ernestine Ulmer

This 1 year journey indeed has been a great roller coaster ride at my end. I was so excited and also ignorant of what exactly I was into. It has been a fantabulous year of great learning experience from food photography, reading HTML codes, getting creative and most importantly scheduling each day differently; as I have involved myself in various voluntary work apart from blogging and painting.


Many many thanks to all my blog followers and readers who continue to be supportive by liking my posts and commenting as well. Many bloggers have been an inspiration especially when it comes to food photography. Passion and perfection goes hand in hand. Wish me luck and stay blessed friends!

You may be interested in viewing my very 1st post "Homemade Fudge Cocoa Brownie" . 

DULCE DE LECHE MOLTEN CAKE 

Who does not like this insanely delicious dulce de leche flavor?  An incredibly quick molten cake with your favorite flavor is sure gonna be a big hit. Baked in high temperature for the outer layer to set as a sturdy foundation to ensure the gooey center oozes out. Say yes to this sexy indulgent dessert even if you are watching your diet ;)

Prep time - 30 minutes
Cooking time - 13 mins
Yields - 6
Category - Dessert
Cuisine - French and Spanish inspired
Nutrition Facts
Servings 6.0
Amount Per Serving
calories 185
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8 g12 %
Saturated Fat 2 g10 %
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 97mg32 %
Sodium 102 mg4 %
Potassium 30 mg1 %
Total Carbohydrate 25g8 %
Dietary Fiber 0 g1 %
Sugars 0 g
Protein 8 g16 %
Vitamin A4 %
Vitamin C0 %
Calcium1 %
Iron4 %
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.
Ingredients:

  1. Unsalted butter - 1 tablespoon + some for coating the ramekins
  2. All-purpose flour/ maida - 2.5 cups + more for dusting ramekins
  3. Salt - 1 pinch
  4. Egg yolks - 2 large
  5. Whole egg - 1 large
  6. Dulce de leche - 2/3 cup (scroll down for homemade recipe)

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 425°. Butter and dust the ramekins with flour to place them on a baking sheet. 

2. Using an electric mixer, beat egg yolks and egg in a medium bowl until doubled in volume and eggs hold a slight ribbon (check notes for this term) which takes about 3 minutes. 



  • 3. Add dulce de leche and butter to beat until well combined. Then gradually sift in 2 1/2 tablespoon of flour and salt to beat until well incorporated. Divide batter among all the 6 ramekins almost to the top leaving about a centimeter on top.

  • 4. Transfer the baking sheet to oven. Bake cakes until outsides are golden brown in color but the centers still jiggle. Mine too exactly 13 minutes.

  • 5. Transfer the baking sheet to a rack. Let it sit for 10 seconds for the sides to loosen. Also, run the tip of a small knife around edges of ramekins to remove easily. Invert onto serving plates and carefully lift off the ramekins. Serve immediately with ice cream (in this case Banana Crunchy Ice cream).
  • Notes and Tips:

    Ribbon Stage is a cooking term used to measure how well egg yolk and sugar are beaten together. When a whisk or spoon is moved through the mixture it leaves a trail behind that is visible for a split-second before merging back into the mixture. Another way to check is to spoon the mixture to fall back into the bowl in ribbons for a short period to disappear is the right consistency. 

DULCE DE LECHE (Homemade)

A fudge like caramel is basically simmering milk and sugar. It is a combination of two common browning reactions called Caramelization and the Maillard Reaction. This pressure cooker method makes the tedious task easy.


Prep time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes
Level: Easy

Ingredient and Requirement
  • Condensed milk (fat free) - 1 can
  • Pressure cooker 


Directions:
Remove the label from the condensed milk can and wash it throughly. Place it in a pressure cooker horizontally and fill water until half the can is immersed. Close and turn on the flame to high and cook for 1 whistle. Now is the time to simmer the flame to low and continue cooking for another 25 minutes. Switch off the flame and let cool. Allow the pressure to release and open the lid for further cooling time. Do not touch or try lifting the can when hot to avoid burns. When the can cool completely wipe dry and open to find the delicious dulce de leche.


BANANA CRUNCHY ICE CREAM

Cold stone Banana Caramel Crunch is the flavor I can never give up. Just came up with a short cut to enjoy any day at home. Skipped the caramel as we are enjoying it with Dulce de leche Molten Cakes.

Ingredients:
  • Vanilla ice cream - 6 scoops (Cold Stone - optional)
  • Banana - 1/2 
  • Granola or Toasted Almonds- 2 tablespoons (my choice - Granola)

Directions:
Chill a marble slab in the freezer for about 20 minutes. Use two large spoons fold in the ice cream and the mix-ins on the chilled marble slab. Scoop to serve immediately along with the Dulce de leche Molten cake.

Notes and Tips:
If you chose to have just the ice cream, add a swirl of dulce de leche or caramel to the prepared ice cream as  an extra topping.

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Comments

  1. Wow!!! Stunned!!! nice Amudha!!! For your Blog- versary I wish this blog get more and more attention and you get to participate in more and more blog meets..my wishes are always with you. i pray almighty to keep you in a space of awesome enthusiasm and happiness all the time!! All the best my friend. I am very glad to be part of seeing your growth, this is what i wished for all my near and dear ones...

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  2. Kirthika, Thanks a ton for your generous and kind words of appreciation, support, motivation and blessings! You made my day dear :)

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