Quick and Easy Recipe: Kid-Friendly Petite Chocolate Gateau in Just 20 Minutes

Ingredients for a Sweet Treat


- Chocolate (60g)

- Unsalted butter (40g)

- Granulated sugar (20g)

- Egg (M or L) - 1 egg

- Cocoa powder (10g)

- Rum - 2nd grade

- Powdered sugar for topping (appropriate amount)

Simple Preparation Steps

1. Warm-Up: Heat water in a hot water bath.

2. Preheat the Oven: Set the oven to 170℃.

Crafting the Delightful Treat

1. Prepare the Mold: Line the mold with glassine paper.

2. Oven Preheating: Begin preheating the oven to 170℃.

3. Chocolate Fusion: Melt chocolate and butter in a hot water bath, add granulated sugar, and mix within the hot water bath.

4. Egg Integration: Remove from the hot water bath, add eggs, and mix until smooth, using either a hand mixer or a whisk.

5. Cocoa Magic: Switch to a rubber spatula, add cocoa powder, and mix.

6. Rum Infusion: Add rum, mix well, and achieve a smooth dough.

7. Mold Magic: Pour the mixture into the prepared mold using a spoon, filling it up until about the 8th or 9th minute.

8. Perfect Baking: Bake in the preheated oven at 170℃ for 9-10 minutes. Insert a toothpick occasionally; if it comes out clean, it's ready. Overcooking leads to dryness.

9. Cooling and Unmolding: Once cooled, remove from the mold (use chopsticks for easy removal).

10. Finishing Touch: Sprinkle powdered sugar on top using a tea strainer for that extra sweetness.

Pro Tips for Success

- Preventing Bottom Rise: Follow Momo45's advice. Preheat the oven to 180-200℃, place the mold on a wire rack, skip glassine paper cups, and apply a thin layer of oil to the mold. Rotate the dough with a toothpick after adding it to remove air. Bake for 10 minutes on the lower rack at 170℃ and 4 minutes on the upper rack.

- Bigger Batch: If using a cotta mold, it won't burn, and you can make 8 pieces. Fill the remaining holes with hot water and bake. Adjust baking time to 170℃ for 10 minutes on the lower rack.

- Whisking Hacks: Whip eggs and sugar together for an easier gauge of consistency.

There you have it—master the art of crafting a delightful petite chocolate gateau in just 20 minutes!