Updated: Feb 11
Whenever I go to a restaurant, the first thing I take a look at is the dessert menu. I am always hopeful that the restaurant I am dining in will have a chocolate lava cake on the menu. It is my favorite dessert mainly because it is the combination of two things I love...chocolate and cake. A molten lava cake is normally served with vanilla ice cream and whipped cream which also on my favorites list. You may think that this dessert is hard to make because it is normally served in some of the fanciest restaurants. It is actually really easy to make and doesn’t take a lot of time. You can be in chocolate heaven in thirty minutes or less. If you have a few ramekins in your kitchen and a high speed electric mixer, you have two of key items you need to make this amazing dessert.
Serves 4-6 depends on the size of your ramekins
1/2 cup butter unsalted
6 oz bittersweet chocolate ( I used Baker's Semi-Sweet baking chocolate)
2 egg yolks
1/4 cup sugar
1 pinch salt
2 tablespoon of flour
1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Butter and flour your ramekins.
2. Melt the butter with the chocolate in the microwave. Whisk until smooth.
3. In a medium bowl, beat the eggs with the egg yolks, sugar and salt until thickened and pale. An electric mixer will work better than a standalone mixer.
4. Fold the chocolate mixture and flour into the egg mixture. Pour the batter into the ramekins and bake at 425 for 10-11 minutes. The time the cakes cook will depend on the size of your ramekins. You are looking for the edges to be firm and the center be soft.
5. Let the cakes cool in the ramekins for a 1-2 minutes, then cover each with an inverted dessert plate. Carefully turn each one over, let stand for 10 seconds and then unmold. If the cake doesn't come out immediately, take a knife around the edges to release it from the ramekin.
6. Sift powdered sugar on top and serve with vanilla ice cream and whipped cream. Serve immediately.