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Creamy, rich chocolate oozing out of a crispy chocolate crust. Molten Lava Cake = Must Love Chocolate!
Preheat oven to 425 F.
Grease six 6-ounce ramekins or custard cups. Place them on a baking sheet so they are not touching.
In a large mixing bowl combine the butter and chocolate. Microwave on 50% power for 1 minute. Stir and repeat if needed at 30 second intervals until the chocolate pieces are almost melted. Remove from the microwave and stir until smooth and all chocolate is melted.
Fold in the confectioners’ sugar, a dash of salt and the flour but don’t worry if it’s not completely mixed. Set aside.
In a separate bowl lightly whisk the eggs and egg yolks. Add the vanilla and the liqueur and whisk until blended. Add the eggs to the chocolate mixture and blend until smooth and fully combined.
Divide batter between the 6 cups and bake at 425 F for 14 minutes. The edges will be firm but the center will be runny. Remove them from the oven. Allow the cakes to rest for 5 minutes before serving.
Run a knife around the edge of the ramekin to loosen the cake and place it on a serving plate. Sift a little confectioners’ sugar on top and add fresh raspberries and a small scoop of vanilla ice cream. Serve and enjoy.
Adapted from a recipe by Paula Dean, of course!
The ‘pots’ for pots de crème au chocolat are not a requirement for making this dark chocolate cream. The dessert may very well be made in ramekins and it will taste every bit as good.
In taste and texture the baked cream resembles a dark chocolate truffle which is why a small ‘pot’ goes a long way. However the special charm of the dessert is in the tubby little lidded ceramic ‘pots’ in which it traditionally is baked.
I chose to use semi-sweet chocolate instead of milk chocolate, so that the chocolate flavor would really punch through. This provided the perfect balance of chocolate to make the whole frosting completely “milk chocolate” in flavor.
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