Gotta Hava Lava Cake

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.

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Gotta Hava Lava Cake- adopted from Delicious Shots

Ingredients:

-3 eggs

-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

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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.

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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.

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6. Combine the egg/sugar/vanilla mixture and the chocolate/butter mixture together.

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7. Last to go in the bowl is the flour. Stir in until well mixed.

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8. Lastly pour the delicious batter into your buttered ramekins and bake for 12-15 minutes.

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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.

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Check out that yummy center!

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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,

Emma

One thought on “Gotta Hava Lava Cake

  1. yummmmm…….enjoy emma!!!! I will share my favorite chocolate quickie dessert. Have you tried the cake in a cup? Let me know, and if not….you must try it! yummmmm Love you lots, Gram

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