I pulled up my computer and did a scan of all the recipes I've book-marked in recent months. Every recipe that called for ingredients I lacked or that made some 20 + servings got scratched. I wanted a bite of something sweet, not an armload, and I was not about to go grocery shopping.
After just a moment I hit the jackpot. Individual Chocolate Molten Lava Cakes... For Two!
The next conversation went as follows:
- Me: "Chocolate Molten Lava Cake?"
- My Roommate: "Yeah."
I copied down the recipe since my computer's battery was running on reserve power, and set to work.
|Usually it's my computer that ends up covered in powdered sugar. This was much neater!|
For all its decadence and seeming complexity (How do they get the lava so lava-y?) Molten Lava cake is surprisingly easy to make. I was finished with everything in under 25 minutes, including baking time.
Chocolate Molten Lava Cakes. Recipe from thebitessite.com: (Makes 2 individual servings or 4 mini servings)
|A shot glass measures ounces nicely|
- 1/4 cup butter, room temperature
- 2 ounces semi-sweet chocolate
- 1 egg
- 1 egg yolk
- 1/8 cup sugar (2 tablespoons)
- 1 teaspoon all-purpose flour
- cocoa powder (to dust molds)
- powdered sugar (to sprinkle on top)
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees
- Butter your ramekins, sprinkle with cocoa powder, and shake off the extra
- In a double boiler, melt chocolate and butter until almost totally melted
|Remember when I melted chocolate for the brownies in a pot over a pot? Look at me now!|
- Beat sugar, egg, and egg yolk until light and fluffy
- Add chocolate butter mixture slowly
- Add flour and beat until everything is well incorporated
- Distribute batter evenly into either four 2 ounce ramekins or 2 four ounce ramekins
- Bake for 7-10 minutes (I left mine in for 9, but will try 8 next time. They weren't quite lava-y enough for me)
- Top with powdered sugar before serving