Lava Chocolate Cakes Recipe
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Lava Chocolate Cakes Recipe

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True decadence at its best, this rich chocolate cake created by the Taste of Home Cooking School features a warm, gooey chocolate center that oozes out onto the dessert plate. Whether you enjoy it garnished with a dollop of whipped cream or sprinkled with confectioners' sugar, you'll want to lick the plate clean!
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 4 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons instant coffee granules
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Whipped cream, optional
  • Additional confectioners' sugar, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 583 calories, 37g fat (21g saturated fat), 268mg cholesterol, 496mg sodium, 60g carbohydrate (47g sugars, 2g fiber), 8g protein

Directions

  1. Grease the bottom and sides of four 6-oz. ramekins; sprinkle each with 1 teaspoon sugar. Place ramekins on a baking sheet; set aside.
  2. In a medium microwave-safe bowl, melt butter and chocolate; stir until smooth. Stir in confectioners' sugar until smooth. Whisk in the eggs, egg yolks, instant coffee and vanilla. Stir in flour and salt; spoon batter into prepared ramekins.
  3. Bake at 400° for about 12 minutes or until a thermometer reads 160° and cake sides are set and centers are soft.
  4. Remove ramekins to a wire rack to cool for 5 minutes. Carefully run a small knife around cakes to loosen. Invert warm cakes onto serving plates. Lift ramekins off cakes. Serve warm with whipped cream or sprinkle with additional confectioners' sugar if desired. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Lava Chocolate Cakes in Taste of Home Cooking School Collection Fall 2008, p69

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Reviewed May. 25, 2015

"The instant coffee ruined it. If I were to make it again I'd definitely leave the coffee out. I love coffee but not in this recipe"

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Reviewed Jan. 3, 2015

"Yummy! I used 1/4 C applesauce instead of butter, and lessened the sugar to 1/2 C. Thanks for sharing!!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 10, 2014

"Out of this world.....rich and delicious! I've made this recipe many times. I top my cakes with fresh, whipped cream."

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Reviewed Aug. 1, 2014

"Way too much salt."

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Reviewed Mar. 21, 2014

"Delicious, easy to make. Will fix again."

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