Sunday, September 19, 2010

* Chocolate Lava Cake.. and "scheduling post" problems...

I love trying to make things that I have never made before! I get joy from trying a new recipe! I had been looking around for a recipe for Chocolate Lava Cake.. just saying those words make my mouth water!! I found a recipe that looked easy enough at Famous French I was a little scared.. what if it didn't ooze out chocolate lava??? What if it didn't set? My fears were for nothing!!

Chocolate Lava Cake
(Adapted from Famous French Desserts)
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6 oz. Milk Baking Chocolate
6 oz. Diced Butter (at room temp)
3 Eggs
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

Happy Eating!!


  1. Wow -- that's impressive. I never would have that I could make chocolate lava cake at home without fancy equipment. Thanks for sharing!

  2. I love the oozing center! This looks delicious :)

  3. It turned out perfect! A chocoholic dream! I bet they were scrumptious too.

  4. Very nice! I tried those once and waaaaay overcooked them, so they weren't all lava-y. I'll have to try again sometime!

  5. These are perfect...and I really wish I had one :) Great job!

  6. I'm very impressed! I'll have to try this, it does not look too too hard. I always thought these cakes were redic hard to make. By the way thanks for the vote! I voted for you also :)


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