Chocolate Molten Lava Cake


I was watching Food Network this weekend when I saw a recipe for chocolate molten lava cake. It inspired me to try to make this sweet and gooey chocolate dessert. I must admit, the results were absolutely delicious!!! My boyfriend and I ate them all, and I ended up making a second batch! It's worth a try!

When you break into it, chocolate lava starts flowing out. Absolutely delicious!

This is what it looks like before you pop it open with your fork!

A surprise is waiting inside:

Ingredients
1/2 pound (2 sticks) unsalted butter, plus more for greasing
1/2 pound bittersweet chocolate, at least 60 percent
1/2 cup granulated sugar
3 large eggs
3 tablespoons cake flour

    Directions
    Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Butter 4 (6-ounce) ramekins and set aside.
    Over a double boiler, melt the butter and chocolate, whisking until smooth. Make sure to whisk until the chocolate and butter have combined into a smooth chocolate mixture. Whisk in the sugar, making sure most of the sugar dissolves in the warm chocolate mixture.
    In a medium bowl, whisk the eggs until smooth. Pour the chocolate mixture in to the eggs. Whisk until smooth, then add the flour and combine until smooth. Pour the batter into the prepared ramekins about 2/3 full. Bake the cakes until slightly puffy and set around the edges, 20 to 25 minutes. Don't worry if your cake tester comes out wet, the center should still be loose. Serve warm.




    12 comments :

    Jenn said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates
    April 24, 2011 at 8:28 PM

    This looks so good. I would love it with some vanilla ice cream or fresh whipped cream on top!

    Katrina said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates
    June 4, 2011 at 5:34 PM

    I just saw these all over Pinterest.com Had to come see and get the recipe. I've tried a few other recipes, but this looks like the best lava flow! ;)

    JACKEmama said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates
    July 28, 2011 at 10:34 AM

    YUM! I just read this guide of impressive but easy recipes and decided to do a search on molten lava cakes!! Delicious! You should add a recipe or more to this guide: http://www.skinnyscoop.com/list/Erin/best-impressive-but-easy-recipes

    Shirleysemptynest said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates
    January 4, 2012 at 4:53 PM

    I made this tonight. I followed the recipe exactly but only had large muffin tins to cook them in. Really good but next time i will use regular semi sweet choc chips instead of bitter.Just a little too bitter for my husband and i even with powdered sugar and vanilla ice cream. That's the only thing i would do different. very good recipe.

    Hawley said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates
    February 16, 2013 at 4:15 PM

    I made these for Valentine's Day and they were a total disaster. They never firmed up and became "cake" like, nor did they have a molten center. They were just sort of mushy throughout. What did I do wrong? I followed the recipe word for word. So disappointing :-(

    Gwen said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates
    February 17, 2013 at 12:20 PM

    Hi Hawley. I never encountered this problem. I over baked once, and it became a regular cake. I under baked once, and it was too much lava. I have always had lava inside, and cake outside when baked correctly. I'm sorry to hear about the disaster.

    Hawley said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates
    February 18, 2013 at 10:15 AM

    Thanks Gwen. I'm so puzzled! I should say that I cut the recipe in half since it was a Vday dessert for me and hubby. Do you think that's what affected it?

    Gwen said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates
    February 18, 2013 at 2:09 PM

    Hi Hawley. I cut the recipe in half before and did not encounter a problem. I use ramekins that are about 2 inches tall and 4.5 inches in diameter. This will ensure the middle is still lava-like while the outside cooks to a cake. If you are using a short ramekin/pan, this may be the problem.

    Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates
    May 6, 2013 at 3:19 AM

    Hi Gwen, this looks delicious, can't wait to try recipe. I was just wondering if you can prepare the mixture a few hours in advance before cooking?

    Tiara Arzillo said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates
    May 8, 2013 at 2:57 PM

    Hmmm... Are you supposed to put baking soda in this recipe? I'm just wondering how they'd get "puffy" without it... Well, I'm making them right now so I'll let you know how they turn out.

    Afifah Zabarij said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates
    July 15, 2013 at 8:28 PM

    Hi Gwen. I definitely will try this one. One question though, do you need mixer to beat the eggs or you just need a balloon whisk?

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    November 11, 2014 at 6:28 PM

    This looks AMAZING and it sounds delicious!

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