Easy Chocolate Lava Cakes
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These chocolate lava cakes are really easy to make! Top with ice cream, whipped cream, berries, and/or chocolate syrup for the ultimate indulgence!
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 6
  • 6oz (170g) high quality semi-sweet chocolate, chopped
  • ½ cup (115g) unsalted butter
  • ¼ cup (31g) plain flour
  • ½ cup (60g) icing sugar
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 large egg yolks
  1. Grease 6 holes of a 12-count muffin pan with cooking spray, or rub with butter, and dust with cocoa powder. Set aside
  2. Preheat oven to 220C (425F).
  3. Melt chocolate and butter in a medium-sized heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water, ensuring no water gets into the chocolate. Stir occasionally until melted and smooth.
  4. Whisk the flour, icing sugar, and salt together in a small bowl. Whisk the eggs and egg yolks together until combined in another small bowl. Pour the flour mixture and eggs into the bowl of chocolate. Slowly stir everything together using a rubber spatula or wooden spoon. If there are any lumps, gently use your whisk to rid them. The batter will be slightly thick.
  5. Divide batter evenly into the 6 holes of the prepared muffin pan. Bake for 8-10 minutes; the sides of the cakes will appear solid and firm-- the tops will still look soft and wobbly.
  6. Allow to cool for 1 minute, then cover the 6 cakes in the pan with an inverted plate and turn the whole thing over (using your oven mitts!) to remove the cakes from the pan. You can also use a spoon to release the cakes from the pan, but I found the inverting method quicker and easier.
  7. Add your choice of toppings - ice cream, chocolate syrup, sprinkles, berries! - and serve immediately.
Recipe by sweetest kitchen at http://www.sweetestkitchen.com/2017/03/easy-chocolate-lava-cakes/