Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Molten Lava Cakes

I realized I need to take some pictures of my projects... So today instead of a project - you get a dessert because desserts are good anytime! :)

This dessert is one of my favorites lately. They are super fast to make, only take about 20 minutes from start to finish, and use ingredients that are readily available. The only thing I don't like about them - they are gone too fast!

Presenting the.....


MMMMmmmm - so good!!

They are like a little piece of heaven on a plate! You must try these TONIGHT!

Molten Lava Cakes
(makes 2)

4 Tbsp butter (plus more for ramekins)
1 Tbsp flour (plus more for ramekins)
1/3 cup bittersweet chocolate chips*
1 large egg
1 large egg yolk
2 Tbsp granulated sugar
Powered sugar (for dusting)

Heat oven to 450 degrees. Butter two 6 oz ramekins and dust the inside with flour.

Place the butter and chocolate in a glass bowl and microwave on high in 20 second intervals, stirring after each, until melted and smooth.

Using an electric mixer, beat the egg, egg yolk, and sugar in a medium bowl until thick and lighter in color, about 1 minute. Add the melted chocolate mixture and flour and beat until fully incorporated and smooth.

Divide the batter between the prepared ramekins. Bake until edges are set and center still jiggles slightly, 8 to 10 minutes. Let stand for 15 seconds. Run a knife around edge, then invert each cake onto a plate. Dust with powered sugar. Serve immediately.

Making ahead tip - Refrigerate the batter in the ramekins for up to 1 day. Before baking, bring to room temperature.
Recipe from Woman's Day Feb 2011

*We've also used semisweet and milk chocolate chips. Just increase the baking time - 1 minute for semisweet and 2 minutes for milk chocolate.

Oh and fyi - they taste even better if your husband makes them for you! ;) (Jeff - you are the greatest!!)

1 comment:

andyandsteph said...

Yummy!!! That looks amazing. I'm going to have to make it this weekend :)