When we used to have Schwan’s Delivery, I used to get these little chocolate cakes where chocolate oozes out of the inside when you heat them up. These are desserts that they have at a lot of restaurants and in the grocery freezer case. I have been craving one for a long time, but refused to pay the grocery store prices for them.
Not too long ago, I found a recipe that I had long ago filed away to make these goodies. I think I never made them because I was worried that it would be difficult. Well, as you may have noticed, if I post a recipe here, that means it is not difficult. That’s just how I roll.
Chocolate Molten Lava Cakes
This recipe makes 4 cakes. (These can be shared between two people, unless you have a big sweet tooth)
I went to take a picture of my finished product, because I was so proud that I had made the cakes that I had been longing for. I placed one on a beautiful plate for photographing it. It promptly broke open and deflated. I took a few pictures anyway, but they were ugly. (Even though the cake was delicious!)
I then plopped out one out on a Blue’s Clues plate, not as worried, since I wouldn’t be taking a picture of it. It, of course, came out beautifully. So, here it is. My beautiful Chocolate Molten Lava Cake, on a Blue’s Clues plate:
These were delicious! They were very rich and chocolatey though. So, like I said earlier, these can easily be shared, unless you have an especially sweet tooth.
Also, be sure to warn those that you’re serving that they are very hot when served. They can be cooled a little while before serving, if desired.
Chocolate Molten Lava Cakes Recipe
- 4 squares Baker's Semi-Sweet Baking Chocolates
- 1/2 cup 1 stick butter
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 egg yolks
- 6 tablespoons flour
- Whipped Cream homemade or store-bought
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Butter (or spray) four custard cups (3/4 cup) or souffle dishes. Put these cups/dishes on a cookie sheet.
- Microwave your chocolate and butter in a large bowl for one minute (on high), or until your butter is completely melted. Stir this mixture with a wire wisk until the chocolate is completely melted.
- Stir in sugar until well blended.
- Wisk in eggs and egg yolks.
- Stir in flour.
- Divide batter between your four cups/dishes.
- Bake for 13 - 14 minutes. You'll want the sides of the cakes to be firm, but the centers to be soft. After taking them out of the oven, let them stand for one minute.
- Carefully run a thin knife around the cakes to loosen them from the cups.
- Invert the cakes onto dessert plates, and serve immediately (topped with whip cream).
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Sounds yummy! Thanks for sharing!
Kerrie @ TFK says
Angie…they look yummy! and the Blues Clues plate is adorable 🙂
Brenda @ Tie That Binds Us says
OK, yum. You had me at chocolate…
they lookeasy and yummy. thanks for the recipe.
Angela @ HomegrownMom says
Um, I'm on week 9 with no sugar and I think you just sent me off the edge!
I often make these when we have company… people love them!
Wow, that looks like an amazing dessert.
Currently drooling…not good since I gave up sweets for Lent. *sigh*
Smockity Frocks says
Oh WOW! Those look wonderful!!! Definitely going to try these!
My husband makes us some of these and they are so yummy. Yours look delicious!
Oh those look fabulous!!!
Stephanie Hyman says
I made these tonight for my husband and I for Valentine’s and they were awesome! We opened a bottle of port to drink with it and it paired so good together!