One of the biggest blessings we have had after Myles has been people bringing us meals. With that came a lot of chocolate cake! I’ve never been a huge fan of chocolate cake, but after having this baby I am loving it! We have run out so now it’s up to me to make it. I was remembering how Ben’s great cook of a cousin Ai had made us lava cakes a few years ago and I’ve always wanted to try to make them myself (Also my chocolate I had in the cupboard was about to expire so I needed to use it). I found a recipe on Pinterest that looked easy enough so I thought- why not?! Round one was a success so I thought I need to blog about this! Here’s the recipe.
Gotta Hava Lava Cake- adopted from Delicious Shots
-1/2 cup sugar
-1/2 cup flour
-1 tsp vanilla
-8 oz bittersweet chocolate (I used Bakers brand squares)
-1 stick of butter (that’s why it tastes so good!)
-additional butter for ramekins
-powdered sugar for dusting
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
2. Butter ramekins thoroughly. Put them a baking sheet and set aside.
3. Melt the chocolate and butter together. I chose to do this in the microwave according to the instructions on the package of chocolate. You can also do this in a double boiler.
4. In a separate bowl beat the eggs and sugar together for roughly 2 minutes. It will be a nice and pale in color when it’s ready.
5. Add in vanilla to the egg and sugar mixture.
6. Combine the egg/sugar/vanilla mixture and the chocolate/butter mixture together.
7. Last to go in the bowl is the flour. Stir in until well mixed.
8. Lastly pour the delicious batter into your buttered ramekins and bake for 12-15 minutes.
These little treasures are done when the edges are cooked and firm. The center may still look a little wet. You can serve them right in the ramekins or you can invert them on a plate. Dust them with powdered sugar. Best served warm and gooey.
Check out that yummy center!
This is a great thing to make for your sweetie for a homemade Valentine’s treat. Like most things- they taste better when you share it with someone you love!
Much love this frigid February,