16 February 2009

Molten Lava Cakes

Fudgy chocolate cake. Gooey chocolate "lava" filling. The most cliched day for romance in the whole year. Doesn't this all sound like fun? On Valentine's Day, I wanted our special dessert to be Molten Lava Cakes. File this one under "misadventures" kids, it didn't come out perfectly.

My friend Kris passed on the recipe, and although she told me she baked her cakes in larger dishes than the ramekins I was planning on using, that knowledge flew right out of my head as I set the timer for 15 minutes. The cake was delicious, but molten it was not. Luckily, I have three more unbaked cakes in my fridge, so I am going to try this again later in the week.

Molten Lava Cakes

1 package Baker's unsweetened chocolate
10 tbsp. butter
1-1/2 c. confectioner's sugar
1/2 c. flour
3 whole eggs
3 yolks

Preheat oven to 425.

Melt chocolate and butter in large microwaveable bowl for three minutes.

Whisk until chocolate is melted.

Separating the eggs:

Add all other ingredients.

Pour into greased custard cups.

Bake 15 minutes. Use a knife to loosen the edges and serve after one minute.

If I had this to do again, I would have baked just ten minutes due to the size of my ramekins. I used a vegetable peeler to shave chocolate confetti off a chocolate bar. It made a pretty plate decoration.

I doubled the recipe so I could bring Andrew's family a Valentine's Day dessert.

My ramekins have lovely plastic lids, so I transported the unbaked cakes in a tall bag.

These cakes make a sweet treat anytime. They're easy to prepare yet sinfully decadent - a chocolate lover's dream!

1 comment:

EJacks said...

My sister had the same issue when she tried - they were definitely not molten. But they were good anyway! And yours definitely look good! This is one thing that's on my list to try. :)