Lava Cakes for Two

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   I have always thought that lava cakes were difficult to make, but I decided I would attempt them for our anniversary last weekend. It turns out they are actually really easy! These turned out delicious and only took about 20 minutes.
Ingredients
2 tbsp unsalted butter, soft
2 oz semisweet chocolate (I used chocolate chips)
½ tsp vanilla extract
1 egg
2 tbsp sugar
Pinch salt
1 tbsp flour
Confectioners’ sugar for dusting
Cocoa powder and butter for ramekins
Directions
Take two 6oz ramekins and coat with butter and cocoa powder.

Melt chocolate and butter together, I cut the butter into smaller cubes to melt it easier. 30 seconds stir, then 15 more is what it took for me.

Crack the egg into the bowl of a mixer and whisk until foamy, about a minute. Then add in the sugar and salt gradually and whip until it is thick and a pale yellow, about 7 or so minutes.

Put the egg mixture into the chocolate, and then sprinkle the flour on top. Fold to combine until all incorporated.

                       

Pour half the batter into each ramekin. Place them onto a cookie sheet and bake at 400°F for 10 minutes.

The middle should be barely jiggling, and they should have risen to the top of the ramekin.
Let cool for a couple minutes, then invert onto serving plates. Let them sit until the cakes release. DO NOT rush this process, that is why mine broke in a couple places. If you try to move them around before they  are ready then the fudgy middle may come out all around the cakes.

These were delicious and the perfect ending to our anniversary. Have you ever made lava cakes before? I would love to see your recipes.

 

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