Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Molten Chocolate Lava Cakes

Here's the recipe you've all been waiting for! :) I did a little teasing through Instagram and Facebook last week on Valentine's Day when I showed off our dessert for the night! 

I've been making these cakes on Valentine's Day for the last few years. Now it's tradition, gotta have lava cakes on Valentine's. And on Carnival Cruises ;) Hopefully I'll be able to indulge in one of those on the open ocean soon! We've started talking a little bit about another Caribbean cruise next winter.

The recipe is super easy and uses pantry baking ingredients. Nothing fancy about the recipe or technique, just the finished product! :)

It's so easy and so good you'll have to restrain yourself from making it more than once a year for your Valentine's Day treat!

I cannot for the life of my find exactly where I got this recipe but it's so easy I have it memorized! And it's easily found on multiple websites.

Molten Chocolate Lava Cakes

1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
4 squares semi-sweet baking chocolate (actually just only three squares and added about 1/4 cup milk chocolate chips)
1 cup powdered sugar, plus extra for dusting
2 whole eggs
2 egg yolks
6 Tablespoons flour
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Place butter and baking chocolate into a large microwave-safe bowl then microwave for about 30-45 seconds increments, or until butter is melted. Then stir until butter and chocolate are smooth. Add 1 cup powdered sugar then stir until smooth. Add eggs and egg yolks then stir until smooth. Add flour and stir until just combined.
  2. Butter four small ramekins or custard cups well or spray with non-stick cooking spray. Pour chocolate batter evenly into cups then bake for 12-13 minutes, or until the sides are set but center is still soft. Let cool for 2 minutes, then invert cakes onto serving plates, if desired. Dust with powdered sugar 

This dessert makes me want Valentine's Day to be every weekend! Only without the pressure of picking the right restaurant or meal to cook at home and the money spent or candy, flowers, etc. I love all those things and Tim executed perfectly this year, but give me these cakes everyday (without the unhealthy side effects) and I'll be one happy girl!


  1. Mmm, these look delish!

    PS Has your header always been like that?

  2. Lol, I changed it just recently. Calee actually helped me with it!

  3. That looks so yummy! How does it come out of the dish so easily?

    1. Butter or spray them. They'll come out easy!

    2. Butter or spray them. They'll come out easy!

  4. I am afraid mine would stick even after buttering the dish up!


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