Make these individual chocolate “molten lava” cakes and get
laid lots of compliments from your loved one for Valentine’s Day. Trust me. Nothing says love like burning the roof of your mouth on the melty chocolate center of these little gems.
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Serves 4 (or maybe only 2 – one for your sweetie, 3 for you)
1/2 cup butter
4 squares semi-sweet baking chocolate
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons confectioner’s sugar, divided
2 whole eggs plus 2 egg yolks
6 Tablespoons cake flour, sifted
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Fresh berries for garnish (optional)
In a medium sized microwave-safe bowl, melt butter (cut into chunks) and chocolate (broken into pieces) for about 1 minute. Stir. If butter is not melted, microwave in 15 second increments, stirring after each.
When butter is completely melted, add 1 cup sifted confectioner’s sugar and stir until smooth.
Add egg and yolks and stir until batter is smooth. Add vanilla extract and sifted flour. Stir until smooth. Do not over-mix.
Pour batter into 4 ramekins sprayed generously with non-stick baking spray. Bake cakes for 12 minutes. The sides will be set but the top will still be soft, but should not be runny. Let cool 3-5 minutes. Place inverted serving dish over ramekin, and turn over to release cake onto plate.
Lightly sift confectioner’s sugar over cake.
Decorate with berries, if desired. Serve warm.
Enjoy…but seriously – don’t burn your mouth on the hot, gooey chocolate center. It’s very hard to make out with burned lips and tongue. Or so I’m told.
Happy Valentine’s Day all you crazy lovers!
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