Chocolate Lava Cake
(Adapted from Famous French Desserts)
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6 oz. Milk Baking Chocolate
6 oz. Diced Butter (at room temp)
1/2 cup Granulated Sugar
1/3 cup Flour
Butter for Ramekins
First preheat your oven to 350°F. Melt chocolate on low flame in a double boiler. Once it is melted add your diced butter. Stir the mixture, you want the butter to be melted and mixed in.
In a separate bowl beat eggs and sugar. (the recipe said to beat the eggs and sugar until it starts to white, I didn't notice to much whitening - but it did become a little frothy-that is when I stopped).
Next add your chocolate and butter mixture to the egg and sugar (The recipe didn't say to temper the eggs - but I did just to be safe.).
Stir. Next add in your flour. Mix so everything is completely mixed together. Butter 4 ramekins and pour batter evenly into them. Cook for 10 minutes (I have never placed a ramekin directly in the oven before - usually they sit in a water bath - So when making this I tried a water bath first. I cooked for 10 minutes like the recipe said, this method did not work, so I left them in the oven for 5 more minutes, they still weren't cooked! I took them out of the water bath, placed them on the oven rack and let them cook for about 7 more minutes. This did the trick! They puffed right up!!). Lastly, flip the ramekins over on a plate and serve!! (I added a little powdered sugar to mine!)
I was afraid that it was going to be difficult flipping them over, I kept imagining flipping them over and them sticking to the ramekins and not coming out, and chocolate exploding all over my counter... but that didn't happen..
They flipped over and popped out nicely!! And look at that gooey warm chocolate center oozing out!! YUM