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Molten Chocolate Cake

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You know those desserts at restaurants that are individual chocolate cakes filled with molten chocolate? This is them! And they’re so easy your kids can do them while you’re finishing dinner.

Ingredients

  • 4 pieces (squares) Semi-sweet Baking Chocolate
  • ½ cups Butter
  • 1 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 2 whole Eggs
  • 2 whole Egg Yolks
  • 6 Tablespoons Flour
  • 2 cups Real Whipping Cream (seriously It's So Much Better!)
  • 2 Tablespoons Sugar

Preparation

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Spray 4 custard cups with Pam and place on cookie sheet.

Microwave chocolate and butter in large bowl on high for about 1 minute, until butter is melted. whisk until chocolate is also melted.

Stir in sugar until well blended. Whisk in eggs and egg yolks. Stir in flour.

Divide between cups.

Bake 13-14 minutes until sides are firm and center is soft. Let stand 1 minute.

Combine sugar and heavy cream and whip until stiff.

Invert cakes on dishes and top with whipped cream.

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Amanda Cameron on 2.23.2014

Turned out great my hubby was super impressed! :)

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Lucille Forlenza on 2.16.2014

So easy! So good!

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Kristi Canny on 2.28.2012

These are soooooo awesome!! Absolutly perfect!!

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angiv on 5.15.2011

These were perfect! I think I might bake it 1 or 2 more minutes next time to get a little less “lava”, but my hubby and kids LOVED it!

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simplysweet226 on 4.25.2011

this recipe is AMAZING! My husbanddoes not like sweets at all but he will eat this in heartbeat when i make it and it now becomes a highly anticipated dessert in my household when friends visit. you have given the world a great gift with this recipe….

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LoveMyButter on 11.11.2013

These were delish! And the real whipping cream is a must! Added a few fresh raspberries on top and my hubby said it was the best birthday cake he ever had! next time i will bake another min 14 total. since there was a LOT of lava! :)

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My Hungry Family on 6.20.2013

Every time I make this, everyone raves! Great dessert!

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Melissa Williams on 3.5.2013

I searched and searched for a reasonably simple, well-reviewed recipe for molten lava cakes. And I found it! This one uses stuff I have on hand, takes almost no time to prepare and no special skills to prepare them. They are idiot proof, which is what I was looking for. And if they don’t satisfy the most overwhelming chocolate cravings you have, then you need serious help :-) I will be making these time and time again…sigh..bye bye waist line….

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Beatriz Alemar on 2.15.2013

Turns out perfectly! Made this for Valentine’s Day for my fiance. He RAVED about it. He rates it a 9/10. We go out to eat at nice restaurants a lot. He says it is definitely comparable to a high-class restaurant quality dessert. It’s perfectly molten on the inside and so rich without being overly sweet. Perfect!

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Valerie on 8.25.2012

these are great, but the recipe is from the Baker’s Chocolate recipe list.

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