Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Molten Chocolate Lava Cakes

Molten Chocolate Lava Cakes

Happy Valentine's Day! To round out my other romantic culinary creations is this ooey, gooey chocolate dessert. Lava cakes have been around for a while but they remain popular because they're both delicious and quite easy to make.

Molten Chocolate Lava Cakes
One of my favorite things about this treat is that the mixture can be made in advance and refrigerated until you're ready to bake. With so few ingredients, the quality of the chocolate really matters so use something you'd enjoy eating on it's own. Fair warning, though, that this dessert is quite rich so you might want to serve it with something light such as...ice cream! Hahahahaha. Enjoy!









Ingredients
6 oz. semi-sweet chocolate
6 oz. unsalted butter
3 Eggs
1/2 Cup sugar
1/3 Cup all-purpose flour
1 Teaspoon vanilla
Pinch of salt
Confectioner's sugar for dusting

Molten Chocolate Lava Cakes
Melt the chocolate (in a microwave or over a double-boiler) and stir in the butter. In a separate bowl, beat together the eggs and sugar until the mixture lightens. Stir in the salt, vanilla and chocolate then add the flour.

Grease four ramekins and pour an even amount of batter into each. Bake in a pre-heated 350 degree oven for 15 minutes, remove from the oven and allow to rest for a few minutes. These can be served in their baking dishes or tipped upside down over a plate and dusted with powdered sugar. Makes 4 servings.

22 comments:

  1. YUM! I love chocolate lava cakes, but would you believe I've never made one? Thanks for the recipe and Happy Valentines Day!

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  2. Love molten chocolate! These look perfect! Thanks for sharing.

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  3. I love lava cake, but don't dare to make them:)

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  4. Mmmmmmm....nothing says I love you like lava cakes! We adore these!

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  5. Nothing gets better than the ooey gooey center coming out when you dig your spoon in to a lava cake. This is my perfect dessert for Valentine's Day. Yours look great!

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  6. Lol we were just talking about these! Molten Chocolate Lava Cakes are THE BEST!

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  7. I love lava cakes...they are so delicious!

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  8. Yum! These look perfect for V-day.

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  9. This is the best chocolate. Crunchy and gooey!
    Happy Valentine's Day!

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  10. Lava cake is an exceptional favorite among many-yum! I am sure yours did have all the awesome flavor and texture that makes them so popular. Lovely photos!

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  11. Chocolate lava cakes are my favorite dessert ever! These look delicious. I am drooling!
    Happy V-Day!

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  12. Yes! I'm so having lava cakes tonight for dessert! They look delicious! I love the gooey center, yum!

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  13. Oh, my, this is probably my absolute favorite chocolate dessert. It looks so yummy.

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  14. I can't believe that anything this easy is so delicious ... and I just happened to have some Calebaut waiting for me to use ... my taste buds are tingling with thanks ... but not so much my tuchas!

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  15. Yum! I made a version of these molten lava cakes for dessert last night, I can't get enough of the gooey chocolate! Your presentation is gorgeous, love the powdered sugar and raspberries! I'll definitely add that in next time!

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  16. These look fabulous - I can imagine my spoon coming in and collapsing the pathway to hot molten chocolate - delish post :D


    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru
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  17. This looks and sounds absolutely divine, this is the kind of thing that could brighten up even the darkest day!

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  18. Very chocolatey = very nice :)
    Awesome to know you follow this rule too - great recipe :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru
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  19. I love lava cake... A perfect comfort dessert

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