Thursday, February 16, 2012
Chocolate Lava Cake
This is my husband's favorite dessert. He orders it every time it is on the menu for dessert, sometimes even two (our cruise this January). I had never attempted it because I thought it was too intimidating. It was not, at all. In fact, it was so easy I will be making it again. It is very impressive! An added bonus is that you can make these ahead of time and just pop into the oven when you sit down for dinner.
Source: So Tasty,So Yummy.
5 oz semisweet chocolate,chopped- a really nice chocolate stands out, so splurge if you can!
10 tablespoons unsalted butter
3 large eggs
3 large egg yolks
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup AP flour
Preheat oven to 450 degrees. First, grease 4 Ramekins with butter lightly and spray with Baker's Joy. Next, using a medium saucepan melt chocolate and butter over low heat until melted. Whisk eggs and egg yolks in a large bowl. ext which in the sugar, then add the chocolate and butter mixture and the flour. Whisk until well blended. Pour equally into the 4 ramekins.
Bake for about 15 minutes, check at 10 minutes. This will depend on how big your ramekins are. When the top is crispy and done take out of the oven. Let sit on the counter for 5 minutes. You can get out your plates, ice cream, and forks at this time! Then use a knife to loosen the cake around the edges of the bowl. Turn over onto plate and garnish with ice cream!