I know you probably know this dessert by the name “Lava Cake,” but I grew up calling it by its French name – Petit Gateau – so that’s how I’ll keep calling it! Also, it sounds more romantic and, therefore, more appropriate for your Valentine’s Day’s romantic dinner, doesn’t it?
I don’t know about you, but me and my husband gave up on going out on Valentine’s Day for a while now. The whole stress of getting reservations (so hard in NYC), plus spending an exorbitant amount of money for an okay meal at a restaurant we can afford just doesn’t cut it for me. I prefer to cook something special, light some candles, play some Bossa Nova and surprise my love with a better meal and ambiance. Of course, providing he brings flowers… Otherwise he will get Taco Bell for dinner! ;-)
In a perfect world I would have all day to prep this special meal… But in reality I have to work and then get home and whip everything together in no time, otherwise we’ll be dinning at 2am. So I love quick and easy recipes like this one. It takes 10 minutes to make and it’s probably the most delicious dessert you will ever taste in your life. And no, I’m not exaggerating! Oh, and you will only need 5 ingredients… (Maybe 6 if you decided to add the cognac!) Did I just save your Valentine’s Day? You’re welcome! Send me a stuffed animal!