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
Preheat oven to 425.
Melt chocolate and butter in large microwaveable bowl for three minutes.
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.
These cakes make a sweet treat anytime. They’re easy to prepare yet sinfully decadent – a chocolate lover’s dream!