Chocolate Molten Lava Cake: You’re Welcome.

IMG_4837I hesitated in sharing my favourite recipe for a variety of reasons, but mainly because there will be no reason for anyone to come over to our house for dinner parties if they can make this at home. Therefore I will need to rely on my winning personality as a catalyst to encourage people to come over…Ok, now I am really concerned. I still have wine, people! Oh, and my better half to cook, and a record player? I really should have thought this one through.

You’ll need: For the cakes

- 125 grams dark chocolate

- 1/2 cup butter

- 3/4 cup powdered sugar

- 2 large eggs

- 2 large egg yolks

- 1 tsp kosher salt

- 5 tbsp flour (you can alternate this with gluten free flour)

- 1 tsp vanilla extract

For the topping

- 1 cup whipping cream

- 1 tbsp vanilla extract

Instructions:

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

2. In a saucepan melt chocolate and butter over medium low heat, stirring constantly.

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3. In a separate bowl whisk together room temperature eggs and egg whites.

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4. Remove the melted chocolate mixture from heat.

5. Stir in the powdered sugar with a whisk.

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6. Whisk in the egg yolks, stirring constantly adding a very small dribble at a time.

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7. Mix in remaining ingredients (flour, salt and vanilla extract).

8. Distribute evenly among eight small or four large ramekins.

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9. Bake for 5-8 minutes, centre should remain uncooked, and cake baked only on sides.

10. Allow to cool, meanwhile combine whipping cream and vanilla extract in a bowl.

11. Using an electric mixer on high speed beat until thick.

12. Add topping to cakes, serve warm and enjoy.

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