Monday, June 27, 2011

Chocolate Molten Lava Cake

Molten Chocolate Lava Cake.  There's nothing at all wrong with those four words.  People think this is difficult or fidgety, it's not, it's easy, quick and best of all, it stores in the freezer and you can pop it in the oven and have chocolaty, cakey, liquidy, fudgy deliciousness oozing all over your plate in mere moments.  The recipe is below, here's the process (and beauty shots!)

Melt the chips and butter in the microwave, set aside to cool down.  Butter mini mason jars liberally.  You can store in the freezer in these dishes and bake in them as well, I do my pork pies and meat pies in them and keep them in the freezer.  You can serve up one or two of the savory pies whenever the urge hits without the time and effort (and leftovers that get tossed) of making a full size pie.


Try to keep melted chocolate yumminess away from any lurking 12 yr old boys.

Whip eggs in the kitchenaid and add sugar and flour.  Beat until it's fluffy, add the chocolate and fill the mini dishes about 3/4 full.  Put lids on and freeze or bake at 375 for 11 minutes.



I pour the mixture back into the measuring cup to make it easier to fill the dishes, it's up to you.


IF you bake right away, it's 375 for 11 minutes, I cook them on a sheet pan.  Run a knife around the outside and invert onto a plate.  Have them plain or add some poured cream or cream out of a can.  Either way, these are crazy good. 


Inverted success!

Oooziness success!

Sure, add whipped cream!

My Lava Cake recipe; 

1 cup of semi sweet chips
1 stick of butter
Combine to smooth and set aside. 

In mixer: 
Whip 3 eggs until very thick and pale. 

Slowly add 
1 tsp salt
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup flour

Beat until very thick, add chocolate mixture and fold quickly.  Divide between buttered ramekins or small dishes.  Bake on a tray at 375 for 11 minutes or freeze.  If cooking from frozen, bake at 375 17-19 minutes.  It should still look wet in the middle. 

Quick, simple, delicious.  Not too sweet yet desperately chocolatey.