Satisfy Your Sweet Cravings with Small Rich Petite Gateau Chocolate

Welcome back, my fellow dessert enthusiasts! Today, I'm bringing you a recipe that's all about indulgence and pure chocolatey delight. We're diving into the world of Small Rich Petite Gateau Chocolate. These little bundles of joy are perfect for when you need a sweet treat to brighten your day. So, let's get baking!


Gather these goodies before we start:

  • 100g (about 3.5 oz) of high-quality dark chocolate (70% cocoa solids)
  • 70g (about 2.5 oz) unsalted butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • 60g (about 2 oz) granulated sugar
  • 30g (about 1 oz) all-purpose flour
  • A pinch of salt


1. Melt the Chocolate and Butter:

   Start by melting the dark chocolate and unsalted butter together. You can do this using a microwave in short bursts or with a double boiler on the stovetop. Stir until you have a smooth, glossy mixture. Allow it to cool slightly.

2. Prepare Your Molds:

   While your chocolate and butter mixture is cooling, take your petite gateau molds. If you don't have petite gateau molds, small muffin tins will work just fine. Grease them lightly with butter and dust them with cocoa powder. This ensures your treats pop out easily after baking.

3. Whip the Eggs and Sugar:

   In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs and granulated sugar until you have a pale and slightly thickened mixture. This will take about 3-4 minutes of vigorous whisking.

4. Combine the Mixtures:

   Gently fold the melted chocolate and butter into the egg and sugar mixture. Do this gradually to avoid deflating the eggs. 

5. Add the Flour and Salt:

   Sift in the all-purpose flour and add a pinch of salt. Fold them into the batter gently until just combined. Be careful not to overmix; we want these petite gateaux to be tender and rich.

6. Fill the Molds:

   Carefully pour or spoon the batter into your prepared molds. Fill them about 2/3 full. 

7. Bake to Perfection:

   Preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C). Place your filled molds on a baking sheet and into the oven for about 10-12 minutes. Keep a close eye on them. You want the edges to be set, but the centers should still be slightly gooey. 

8. Cool and Unmold:

   Once out of the oven, let your petite gateaux cool in their molds for a few minutes. Then, gently run a knife around the edges and invert them onto a plate. They should come out easily, revealing their luscious, molten centers.

9. Serve and Savor:

   Dust your Small Rich Petite Gateau Chocolates with a little cocoa powder or powdered sugar if you like. Serve them warm for the ultimate gooey experience. These are decadent, so consider pairing them with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream for added luxury.

Final Thoughts:

These Small Rich Petite Gateau Chocolates are a chocolate lover's dream. With their molten centers and rich, deep cocoa flavor, they're sure to satisfy your sweet cravings. Whip up a batch for a special occasion or just because you deserve a little chocolatey indulgence. Enjoy every bite, and until next time, happy baking!