Friday, February 11, 2011

Molten Lava Cake Recipe

So, with Valentines Day almost here, and everyone (except my silly husband) loving chocolate, I figured I'd post a yummy dessert that is made in individual servings, so great for a family to celebrate together.  The recipe will serve 4 (unless you share) as they are prepared in 4 custard or souffle dishes.   You can also embellish the recipe by adding your favorite liquor or extract to give it a hint of flavor (I love it with raspberry chambord added...mmmm)

Ingredients:

4 squares of semi-sweet chocolate
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1 cup powdered sugar
2 eggs
2 egg yolks
6 Tbl flour
1 Tbl your favorite liquor or extract (optional)

Directions:

Preheat oven to 425*
Butter 4 3/4 cup custard or souffle dishes and place on a baking sheet
Melt the chocolate and butter in a microwave safe bowl on high for 1 minute or until the butter is melted
Whisk the mixture until the chocolate is completly melted and combined with the butter
Stir in sugar until well blended
Whisk in eggs and egg yolks
Whisk in liquor or extract if you decide to use it
Stir in the flour
Divide batter between the prepared dishes
Bake for 13-15 minutes or until the sides are firm but the centers are cooked but still soft
Let stand for 1 minute
Carefully run a knife or spatula around the cakes to loosen them and invert the cakes onto a small dessert plate
Top with whipcream and fruit and serve immediately

4 comments:

Amanda S. said...

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Him, Me, Wee 3 said...

That sounds great! Might have to make it with my little guys! New follower from Tuesdays hop. And like the Amanda above- I too love the title! Its soo true!

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Andie said...

Oh this sounds so perfect! I'm a new follower and can be found at Ours+His+Mine=Nine!

I think I need to go raid my cabinets for a middle of the night snack after seeing this recipe :)