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Molten Chocolate Lava Cake


  • Serves 4
  • Cooks in 27 mins (15m prep + 12m cook)
  • Difficulty: Intermediate
  • Tastes: Bitter Salty Sour Sweet Umami
  • Estimated nutrition per serving

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  1. 1.Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C) and grease four ramekins with butter.
  2. 2.Place the butter and chopped chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring in between, until melted and smooth.
  3. 3.In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs and granulated sugar until well combined.
  4. 4.Add the melted chocolate mixture and vanilla extract to the egg mixture. Whisk until smooth.
  5. 5.Sift in the all-purpose flour and salt. Gently fold the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until just combined.
  6. 6.Divide the batter equally among the prepared ramekins. Place the ramekins on a baking sheet.
  7. 7.Bake for 12 minutes, or until the edges are set but the center is still slightly jiggly.
  8. 8.Remove from the oven and let the cakes cool in the ramekins for 1 minute.
  9. 9.Carefully invert each ramekin onto a serving plate and gently tap to release the cake.
  10. 10.Dust with powdered sugar and serve immediately. Enjoy the warm, gooey chocolate lava!

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  • chevron_rightFor an extra indulgent touch, serve the lava cakes with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
  • chevron_rightMake sure to use good quality chocolate for the best flavor.
  • chevron_rightIf you don't have ramekins, you can use oven-safe mugs or small bowls instead.
  • chevron_rightTo make ahead, prepare the batter and pour it into the greased ramekins. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for up to 24 hours. Bake as directed.