Monday, April 4, 2011

Chocolate Lava Cake

        One of our families favorite desserts is the chocolate lava cake. Over Christmas vacation we all took a day trip to King Arthur Flour in Norwich, Vermont. While we were there we purchased a pack of six silicone cups perfect for these little lava cakes. The best part of the silicone cups is the fact that you can just pop your lava cakes out without any hassle.
Individual Chocolate Lava Cakes
Individual Chocolate Lava Cakes
Yield: 6 Servings
  • 1 1/2 60% Cacao Bittersweet Chocolate Baking Bar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup(s) heavy cream
  • 8 tablespoon(s) (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1/3 cup(s) sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup(s) cake flour
  • Convert to metric
To make centers, melt 2 ounces of chocolate (1/2 a baking bar) and cream in double boiler. Whisk gently to blend. Refrigerate about 2 hours or until firm. Form into 6 balls; refrigerate until needed.
To make cake, heat oven to 400°F. Spray six 4-ounce ramekins or custard cups with cooking spray. Melt 4 ounces of chocolate (1 baking bar) and butter in double boiler; whisk gently to blend. With an electric mixer, whisk eggs, yolks, sugar, and vanilla on high speed about 5 minutes or until thick and light. Fold melted chocolate mixture and flour into egg mixture just until combined. Spoon cake batter into ramekins. Place a chocolate ball in the middle of each ramekin.

Bake about 15 minutes or until cake is firm to the touch. Let it sit out of the oven for about 5 minutes. Run a small, sharp knife around inside of each ramekin, place a plate on top, invert and remove ramekin. Garnish with raspberries and a dollop of whipped cream.


Tiffany @ Savor Home said...

I think I would die without chocolate! Lava cakes are a fav of mines, so I will have to try this recipe. Looks delicious!

Anonymous said...

Yum, those look so good.Could whip some of those up tonight.Thank you so much for the recipe.

Laura Trevey said...

I love anything and everything chocolate.... Yummm!!!

Anonymous said...

Those look so yummy! What fun in those individual colored cups! I'll have to try this recipe!

Cassandra C said...

Oh those look like heaven on earth! You'll have to show me how to make them when I'm home this summer! I had the most delicious dessert last night at Zuni that I think we should try too! Great Post!

JMW said...

Okay, for someone who has given up chocolate for Lent, this was a tough read. :) Perhaps I can attempt this recipe after Easter!

Melissa said...

I too gave up Chocolate and deserts for lent! How much longer until Easter!? I have to have one or maybe two of these!

Amy R. said...

These do look Heavenly, except I gave up chocolate for Lent. I will have to take your word for it:)

designchic said...

Love lava cakes, but I've never tried to make them...may have to give this recipe a try!!

A Vintage Vine said...

Those look so yummy! Great recipe, thanks for sharing!

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