Saturday, July 28, 2012

Lava Chocolate Cakes

I've been on a dessert kick lately. I found this little dessert on the Taste of Home website. I've seen a variation of this recipe in several places, but decided to try this one out today. My kids taste-tested it and gave it their seal of approval. It's always fun to cut into a chocolate cake that has a liquid-y chocolate center, right?

Ingredients for 4 Lava Cakes:

You'll need 4 - 6 oz. ramekins
4 tsp. sugar
1/2 cup butter, cubed
4 oz. semi sweet chocolate, chopped
1 cup confectioners sugar
2 eggs plus
2 egg yolks
1 1/2 tsp. instant coffee granules
3/4 tsp vanilla
6 T. flour
1/2 tsp salt
 Whipped cream or extra confectioners' sugar

Grease bottom and sides of the 4 ramekins. Sprinkle each with 1 tsp sugar. Place the ramekins on baking sheet and set aside.

In a microwave safe bowl, melt butter and chocolate for 1 minute or so. Stir until smooth. Stir in confectioners' sugar until smooth. Whisk in eggs, yolks, instant coffee and vanilla. Stir in flour and salt; spoon batter into prepared ramekins.

Bake at 400 degrees for about 12 minutes. Centers will be soft, but sides are set.

Remove to a wire rack to cool for 5 minutes. Carefully run a small knife around cakes to loosen. Invert cakes onto serving plates. Lift ramekins off (mine came off easily, thank goodness!) Serve warm with whipped cream or sprinkle with confectioners' sugar.  Yield: 4

Source - Taste of Home's beautiful photo

My creation - I didn't get a clear shot somehow, but it was good!
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  1. Oh my goodness, those look delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe! And, thank you for your kind note about our fun reindeer! My Mom found that at a local antique store, which carries all kinds of oversized *interesting* figurines, statues! Isn't he hysterical?

  2. I wish I could find one here. We have a turkey we put out on the deck at Thanksgiving, so now I just need a giant reindeer. My poor husband - he's used to my holiday decor ideas:)

  3. These little cakes look so delicious! I just love chocolate and can't wait to try this. Have a wonderful weekend:)

  4. Hi Tani,

    I hope you like them. Thanks for writing!

  5. Boy does this look good! I know it would be a hit at my house.

  6. Hi Paula,
    They were good and very easy to make. Hope your family likes them, too!

  7. Delicious. I am hosting a Giveaway to win a 50 dollar gift card to the store HomeGoods. It would be great if you stopped by and entered. Thanks Anu


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