Molten Chocolate Lava Cakes
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Molten Chocolate Lava Cakes are an easy dessert that looks like you spent all day. They are rich and creamy in the center and perfect for Valentine's Day!
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 4
  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • 4 squares semi-sweet baking chocolate
  • 1 cup + 2 Tablespoons powdered sugar, divided
  • 2 whole large eggs
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 6 Tablespoons all purpose flour
  • Fresh raspberries, for topping
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Place butter and baking chocolate into a large microwave-safe bowl then microwave for 1 minute, or until butter is melted, then stir until butter and chocolate are smooth.
  3. Add 1 cup powdered sugar then stir until smooth.
  4. Add eggs and egg yolks then stir until smooth. Add flour then stir until just combined.
  5. Spray 4 custard cups very well with non-stick spray then place onto a baking sheet.
  6. Pour chocolate batter evenly into cups then bake for 12-13 minutes, or until the sides are set but center is still soft (but not jiggly.) Middle will look not quite done, but sides should be set.
  7. Let cool for 2 or 3 minutes, then invert cakes onto serving plates. They should come right out, but if needed, run a small knife around edges to loosen.
  8. Dust with powdered sugar then serve with fresh berries on top and on the side and/or whipped cream.
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