Chocolate Lava Cakes

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Yield 6 cakes
Prep Time 15 minutes Cook Time 10 minutes Total Time 25 mins

Chocolate Lava Cakes are ultra right, decadent, and gourmet but surprisingly simple! Make them for Valentine's Day this year, just follow the video to see how they're made. Can be made ahead of time!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup (100 grams) granulated sugar, plus more for coating ramekins
  • 8 ounces (227 grams) semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 10 tablespoons (142 grams) unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup (64 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 large eggs
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Fresh raspberries or strawberries
  • Powdered sugar, for garnish

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F. Spray 6 (6-ounce, 170 gram) ramekins with nonstick baking spray. Coat the insides of the buttered ramekins with granulated sugar, tapping out the excess.

    Combine the chocolate and butter in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high for 1 minute. Stir, then continue heating in 30 second bursts, stirring between bursts, until the mixture is melted and smooth. Alternatively, melt the chocolate and butter in a double boiler. Gently stir in the flour and salt.

    In a medium bowl vigorously whisk the eggs, egg yolks, vanilla, and the 1/2 cup of granulated sugar until thick and pale in color. Gently fold in the melted chocolate mixture into the egg mixture. Divide the batter among the ramekins.

    MAKE AHEAD:

    At this point the batter-filled ramekins can be covered and refrigerated for up to 1 day.

    Bake for about 10 minutes, or until the edges are firm but the center is runny. Add an additional minute of baking time if baking straight from the fridge.

    Run a knife around the edges to loosen and invert onto dessert plates, if desired. You can also serve straight from the ramekin. Serve with fresh berries and powdered sugar.

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Recipe Notes

You can bake the batter in 10 paper-lined muffin tins for 10 minutes for smaller, more portable servings. You can also easily cut this recipe in half.

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