Love is in the air with Valentine’s Day happening this Sunday. And nothing says Valentine’s Day like chocolate.

Registered Dietitian Melissa Keeney and Chef Raquel Rivera are sharing a chocolate recipe from the Spine Wellness Center Kitchen at Hartford HealthCare Ayer NeuroScience Institute.

Chocolate Molten Cake with Raspberry Coulis

Ingredients for Raspberry Coulis:

  • 4 oz of bittersweet chocolate, chopped (equal to 1 cup dry measure)
  • 5 oz bag of frozen raspberries
  • 1 stick of unsalted butter, cubed
  • 2 tablespoon of sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • juice of ½ lemon
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of all-purpose flour

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Prepare ramekins by spraying with baking spray and placing on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
2. Over a double broiler melt chocolate with butter. Remove from heat once melted.
3. In a large bowl beat sugar, eggs and egg yolks. Set aside.
4. Temper in chocolate into egg-sugar bowl. Gently whisk to combine.
5. Add in flour and with a rubber spatula stir to just combine.
6. Fill each ramekin about 3/4’s of the way up. Place on baking sheet and bake for 8 minutes.
7. For raspberry coulis: add all ingredients in blender and puree.
8. Serve cakes warm with raspberry coulis and fresh whipped cream.