Easy Chocolate Lava Cakes

Posted: September 15

Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

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Few desserts are as decadent and romantic as a lava cake; the beauty of cutting into them and seeing that beautiful pool of sweet chocolate flow out is satisfying as anything. Easy Chocolate Lava Cakes means you can make these pretty and perfect treats anytime you want with little effort and in less than half an hour. These Easy Chocolate Lava Cakes are perfect for making for your special someone or for treating yourself!


• 1 stick butter • 2 ounces bittersweet chocolate • 2 ounces semisweet chocolate • 1 1/4 cups powdered sugar • 2 whole eggs • 3 egg yolks • 1 teaspoon vanilla • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour • vanilla ice cream, optional, for serving • blueberries, optional, for garnish • mint leaves, optional, for garnish


Step 1

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.

Step 2

Spray four custard cups with baking spray and place the cups on a baking sheet.

Step 3

Microwave the butter, bittersweet chocolate, and semisweet chocolate in a large bowl on high until the butter is melted, about 1 minute.

Step 4

Whisk until the chocolate is also melted.

Step 5

Stir in the sugar until well blended.

Step 6

Whisk in the eggs and egg yolks.

Step 7

Add the vanilla.

Step 8

Stir in the flour.

Step 9

Divide the mixture among the custard cups.

Step 10

Bake until the sides are firm and the centers are soft, about 13 minutes.

Step 11

Let the cakes stand for 1 minute.

Step 12

Invert on individual plates while warm and serve with vanilla ice cream and garnished with a few blueberries and mint leaves.

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