Luscious Lava Cake

A small celebration was in order.  The first semester of full-time college completed.   The question was posed–what sort of dessert would you like?  Answer:  chocolate “cake” with the inside that melts.   It was quick, easy and absolutely luscious.

Lava Cake~

Makes four small cakes in about 20 minutes.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Beat two room temperature extra large eggs with 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, 1/8 teaspoon salt and 1/4 cup (2.25 ounces) sugar for about 5 minutes, until it looks like this:

Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon flour.

Melt 4 tablespoons unsalted butter and 4 ounces Ghiradelli 60% Cacao Bittersweet Chocolate Chips–you can use the microwave on 50% power……check after 2 minutes, continue to cook in 30 second increments until it can be stirred smooth–up to 4 minutes total or you can use a double boiler/pan over warm water.

Gently fold two mixtures together.

Pour into four small ramekins you have sprayed with PAM and floured (next time I would use cocoa powder for a nicer look) and place into a baking pan.

Bake until set but still jiggly in the middle, about 13 minutes.

Loosen sides with a knife or metal spatula and turn onto plate.  Let sit one minute.

Remove ramekin using a hot pad!

Top with whipped cream :).

A special dessert for that special occasion.  Yum.

(This recipe is adapted from the Cook’s Illustrated recipe, Individual Fallen Chocolate Cakes. )




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2 responses to “Luscious Lava Cake

  1. Rachel

    Lava cake is my FAVORITE dessert! YUM! Can’t wait to try this recipe sometime! 😀

  2. Jan Fisher

    Does anyone know if this works with white chocolate?

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