Matt and I will be observing the occasion with chocolate lava cake served in these lovely skull cupcake molds, a dish Matt has christened a Rotten Headshot.
For the life of me, I can't find where Matt got these molds for me, but I can share the recipe I'll be using for the cake (adapted from one in the Ghirardelli Chocolate Cookbook)!
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1/4 cup semisweet chocolate
6 tablespoons egg white (or 1 egg and 1 yolk)
3 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 tablespoon flour
Whipped cream and cherries to garnish
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Grease your 2 skull ramekins (level of imagination necessary to make them skulls will vary).
Melt butter and chocolate in the microwave in a glass or ceramic bowl, heating in short intervals and stirring frequently.
Gently whisk in the sugar, egg, vanilla, and flour. Spoon into ramekins.
Bake for 9-10 minutes, until edges are set but center is still soft.
Decorate with whipped cream and plenty of cherry head wounds.
Happy headshots to all!
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