It’s a dietitian’s worst nightmare (and one many shrinks will, literally, shrink from) whenever people like me declare rather proudly that chocolate is sometimes the only thing you need to put things in their proper perspective, the only thing you need to set a very bad day to rights.
So, just imagine the sort of hell those poor dietitians and shrinks will end up going through when I say that a molten chocolate cupcake is the solution to a day when the world has pretty much reduced you to tears because of all the madness that seems to have broken loose.
This particular indulgence is from Union Jack Tavern and consists of a large, slightly under-baked chocolate cupcake made with a batter that’s a cross between brownie batter and hot fudge sauce. (If you aren’t salivating yet, I salute you. You have nerves of steel!) As a result, it’s amazingly fudgy and quite literally melts in one’s mouth. It’s served warm and topped with a huge scoop of vanilla ice cream and generous swirls of chocolate sauce.
Honestly, you could have this for dessert and share it with friends (or, in my case, my equally greedy siblings). However, if you’re having a particularly gruesome day, I recommend this as lunch for one in its entirety. By all means, go get a cup of hot coffee to wash the magnificently fudgy sweetness down. 🙂