Monday, February 13, 2012
When I think of Valentines Day, I think of a gooey, chocolate dessert. My daughter and I made these Lava Cakes from Pioneer Woman and were very pleased with the results. They are easy to make and delicious. I barely got this picture, we ate these babies so fast. Excellent with vanilla ice cream or freshly whipped cream.
Melt butter and chocolate squares in microwave. Stir until chocolate is completely melted and cooled.
Prepare ramekins by spraying generously with Pam.
Stir eggs into cooled melted chocolate.
Pour batter into prepared ramekins.
Look how pretty it turned out.
Because you want to do this while the cake is hot, place a plate over the ramekin, then grab the ramekin with a kitchen towel and flip it over on the plate.
When inverted, gently pull up on the ramekin to release the cake...the smell is intoxicating.
Wa-la. This is the finished product with the molten lava begging to be released from
its chocolate shell.
Oh my word! Delicious. I had to grab this picture before it was too late. You have to eat these beauties while they're hot. Make these for your valentines. They will be so impressed.
Molten Chocolate Cake
4 squares semi-sweet Baking Chocolate (I used Bakers)
1/2 cup Butter
1 cup Powdered sugar
2 Whole eggs
2 Egg yolks
6 Tablespoons flour
2 cups Real whipping cream
2 Tablespoons Sugar
Preheat oven to 425 degrees
Spray 4 ramekins (custard cups) with Pam and place on cookie sheet.
Microwave chocolate and butter in large bowl on high for about 1 minute, until butter is melted. Whisk until chocolate is also melted.
Stir in powdered sugar until well blended. Whisk in eggs and egg yolks. Stir in flour.
Divid between cups.
Bake 13-14 minutes until sides are firm and center is soft. Let stand 1 minute. Combine sugar and heavy cream and whip until stiff. Invert cakes on dishes and top with whipped cream or ice cream.
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