When we go out to eat, I always order things that I don’t cook. They’re the special dishes that I feel are way out of my league as a “chef” … or I’m just too lazy to make. One of those is Chocolate Lava cake. I love it, but have been afraid to attempt it. So I go out for that one. Several years ago I found a recipe, and saved it, but never tried it.
Then, one of my daughters (Becca) asked me if I’ve ever made a molten chocolate cake. She was wanting to try it with her husband. That was the extra push that I needed. I pulled out my old recipe, and the two of us whipped it up. It turned out GREAT! It’s really quick and easy, (in fact, it’s one of the easiest cakes I’ve ever made) but looks elegant and complicated. Plus there’s the benefit of individual serving sizes. I can make one, two, four, or as many as I want. Then my hubby and I aren’t trying to eat an entire cake by ourselves. I wish I hadn’t waited so long, because this beauty’s going into my regular rotation!
Preheat oven to 390 degrees F.
- 6 ounces dark chocolate
- 6 tablespoons butter
- 4 eggs, room temperature
- 6 ounces sugar (¾ cup)
- 2 ounces flour (½ cup)
- Preheat the oven to 390 degrees F, and grease 4 ramekins or 4 oven-safe (one cup) dishes.
- Melt chocolate and butter in a sauce pan over low heat.
- Whisk together eggs and sugar. Then whisk in flour.
- Add melted chocolate and butter, and mix well.
- Pour into prepared ramekins.
- Bake directly on oven rack at 390 degrees for 14 minutes.
- Serve directly from ramekins, or invert onto a plate to remove from custard cup.