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Lava Chocolate Cakes

 Lava Chocolate Cakes
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!
4 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

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 McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Whipped cream, optional
  • Additional confectioners' sugar, optional

Directions

  • Grease the bottom and sides of four 6-oz. ramekins; sprinkle each
  • with 1 teaspoon sugar. Place ramekins on a baking sheet; set aside.
  • 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.
  • Bake at 400° for about 12 minutes or until a thermometer reads
  • 160° and cake sides are set and centers are soft.
  • Remove ramekins to a wire rack to cool for 5 minutes. Carefully run a

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Directions (continued)

  • 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.
Nutritional Facts: 1 each (calculated without optional ingredients) equals 583 calories, 37 g fat (21 g saturated fat), 268 mg cholesterol, 496 mg sodium, 60 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 8 g protein.