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Recipe: Molten Lava Cake

Christopher Hopkins
February 3, 2016

There are a few staple items that come every year on Valentine’s Day—chocolates … roses … Sweethearts candies with the little messages on them. But there are more ways to show your love and appreciation for your family on Feb. 14 then some of those standard gifts that come year after year.

Keeping with the tradition of chocolate on Valentine’s Day, there are countless desserts you can whip up for your loved ones to celebrate.

This recipes is one that they’re sure to have never tried before and will definitely remember.

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Butter eight 6-ounce ramekins and sprinkle each with 1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar.
  2. Combine the butter, cinnamon, nutmeg and chocolate in a saucepan over low heat, stirring frequently until melted and smooth. Cool slightly. Whisk the flour, confectioners’ sugar, eggs and yolks, vanilla extract and almond extract in a bowl until creamy. Whisk in the melted chocolate mixture. Divide among the prepared ramekins.
  3. Bake the cakes until the tops are stiff and the edges darken, 12 to 14 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool 5 minutes. Loosen the edges of the cakes with a small paring knife and transfer to plates while warm. Dust with confectioners’ sugar.

Recipe Information:

Prep Time: 35 minutes
Cook Time: 12-14 minutes
Servings: 8

Ingredients:

  • 2 sticks unsalted butter
  • 4 tsp. granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • pinch nutmeg
  • 12 oz. semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1 c. all-purpose flour
  • 2-1/2 c. confectioners' sugar
  • 6 large eggs plus egg yolks
  • 1-1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp. almond extract

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