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Chocolate Lava Cakes

Chocolate Lava Cakes

These delicious individual lava cakes can be prepared ahead of time.
Course Desserts
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Servings 10

Equipment

  • 10 x 3/4-cup ramekins

Ingredients

  • 10 oz bittersweet or semisweet chocolate such as Bernard Callebaut
  • 10 tbsp butter unsalted
  • 1 c sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 4 egg yolks
  • pinch salt
  • 1/2 c flour

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400F
  • Butter and flour ramekins.
  • Melt chocolate and butter over double boiler, stirring occasionally; remove from heat and allow to cool to lukewarm.
  • Beat sugar, eggs, yolks and salt in large bowl with electric mixer, about 6 minutes.
  • Sift flour over mixture and fold in.
  • Gradually fold in chocolate mixture.
  • Divide batter among prepared ramekins. (Can be prepared ahead to this point: cover ramekins individually with plastic and refrigerate up to one day or freeze up to one week.
  • Place ramekins on cookie sheet and bake in middle of oven until puffed and beginning to crack on top – centres will be soft, about 18 minutes.
  • Serve by running a knife around the edge of the cakes and inverting onto individual plates; serve with a scoop of vanilla fro-yo.