TURLOCK, Calif., Feb. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- With Valentine's Day quickly approaching, Gemperle Farms has put together the perfect recipe to seduce your partner: the Chocolate Chili Molten Lover Cake. This tasty recipe features several ingredients valued for their abilities to increase desire.
"At Gemperle Farms, we understand the nutritional punch of the egg. After we looked at the folklore surrounding aphrodisiacs, we decided it was time to have some fun," Gemperle Family Farms Vice President Mike Gemperle said. "Everyone deserves a romantic Valentine's Day. We are trying to do our part to promote happiness and love through this delicious recipe."
Throughout history, cultures around the world have believed that certain foods have the power to increase love. These foods, known as aphrodisiacs, are believed to enhance mood and increase desire. While the FDA doesn't support the notion of aphrodisiacs, historical folklore suggests differently. For centuries, both Asian and American natives believe chilies can promote desire because they raise body temperature. Honey has been viewed as an aphrodisiac since the time of the Greeks when Hippocrates prescribed it for vigor. Even the word honeymoon comes from the month following marriage when couples used to drink honey nightly in hopes of conceiving.
Chocolate, the food of choice on Valentine's Day includes chemical substances in the brain, phenylethylamine and tryptophan. Phenylethylamine activates the hippocampus, which induces pleasurable sensations that increase dopamine adrenaline and endorphins. Tryptophan helps produce serotonin, which elevates mood and arousal.
Other aphrodisiac ingredients in the Chocolate Chili Molten Lover Cake that promote desire include eggs and almonds. These ingredients are packed with protein, vitamins and nutrients, such as zinc, Omega 3s and magnesium, all things that help get your blood pumping. Protein assists with prolonged energy and stamina.
At Gemperle Farms, we wanted to put our lover's cake recipe to the aphrodisiac test. Over 20 people tested the Chocolate Chili Molten Lover Cake Recipe and the results showed these ingredients promote passion. The majority stated that they "noticed a heightened libido after sharing the dessert." A majority also stated that the "visual effect and appearance of the dessert put them in the mood for love." Overwhelmingly, the folks that tested the recipe said they would like to have more aphrodisiac desserts like this with their partner.
"While our small study is not scientific, the outcome definitely can make one wonder about the power behind the Gemperle egg and the Chocolate Chili Molten Lover Cake," Gemperle said.
This lover-approved Valentine's treat is quick and easy. When baking, use a very mild chili, such as Ancho or California. The idea is a spice with a subtle kick, not for your lover to run away from the table. You can also omit the chili and still have a seductive Valentine's dessert.
Chocolate Chili Molten Lover Cake
- 1 stick butter (1/2 cup)
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
- 1 Tablespoon mild chili powder, such as Ancho or California (optional)
- 1 Teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 cup flour
- 3 eggs plus 3 egg yolks
- 2 Tablespoons honey
- Sugar for dusting ramekin
- Almonds, chopped for garnish
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Butter four 6 oz. ramekins or four oven-safe 6 oz. coffee cups. Dust ramekins or cups with sugar.
- In a saucepan, combine butter, cinnamon, chili powder and chocolate chips over low heat. Constantly stir until melted and well mixed. Remove from heat.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, honey, eggs, egg yolks and vanilla until smooth.
- Add the slightly cooled chocolate mixture to the flour mixture and mix well. Pour into prepared ramekins or cups.
- Bake for 12-14 minutes until the edges are dark and the top is just slightly firm.
- Remove from oven and let cool for about 5 minutes. Loosen the edges with a sharp knife and invert each cake onto an individual serving plate. Sprinkle with chopped almonds. Cake should be warm, and the insides should ooze out on the first spoonful.
*Makes four servings
About Gemperle Family Farms
Gemperle Family Farms produce many varieties of eggs including enriched colony barns, specialty eggs such as browns, organic, cage free and omega 3. All of our eggs are produced without hormones and antibiotics – the natural way that eggs should be produced. We believe in supplying eggs that consumers want to buy, so we produce eggs for a variety of consumer needs and budgets. Additionally, Gemperle Family Farms donates over 500,000 eggs each year to free lunch programs, donations and food banks with a portion designated for children's breakfast programs. For more recipes and egg information visit the Gemperle Farms Facebook page or website at www.gemperle.com.
Susan Gemperle Abdo
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