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Chocolate Lava Cakes for Two

Chocolate Lava Cakes for Two

My idea of a romantic Valentine’s Day is cooking a nice dinner with my husband! In fact most years we skip the fancy restaurants and opt for a quiet, more romantic Valentine’s Day at home together in the kitchen. Our favorite V-day meal is usually a nice Cesar salad, a perfectly cooked baked potato, and a big, fat, juicy steak!! In my mind, the only way to end a meal that fabulous is with the ultimate Valentine’s Day dessert, Chocolate Lava Cakes, of course. This decadent dessert will add a little wow to your table. The warm, oozing chocolate center makes this mini cake the perfect ending to a romantic meal.  Best served warm, pop them in the oven while dinner is being served and they’ll be ready by the time you’re finished. You might wanna leave the dishes for a little later (wink!! wink!!)

Here’s all you’ll need: sugar, butter, semisweet chocolate, confectioners’ sugar, egg, egg yolk, instant coffee granules, vanilla extract, all-purpose flour, and salt.
Chocolate Lava Cake for Two ingredients list

Chocolate Lava Cakes are more fun when you make them together. So grab your honey and let’s get started! In a medium sized microwave safe bowl, heat the butter and chocolate for 30 seconds. Stir it all up and repeat the process until both the chocolate and the butter are completely melted.

Chocolate and butter melted together in a microwave safe bowl.

Next add in the confectioners’ sugar and whisk until smooth. Mmmm…..look how sweet and fudgy! Can you say indulgent?!? If you haven’t snuck a taste of this chocolate yet then you’re doing it wrong!

Confectioners's sugar whisked into the melted butter and chocolate.

Whisk in the egg, egg yolk, instant coffee and vanilla extract. The instant coffee is here only to enhance the rich, chocolatey flavor. It’s not strong or overpowering in this recipe. Stir in the salt and flour. Did you know…this recipe can easily be doubled (or tripled) to accommodate larger groups, like say a Galentine’s Day party! Where my girls at?!?

An egg, egg yolk, vanilla extract, coffee granules, flour and salt are whisked into the chocolate mixture.

Next lightly spray the ramekins with a little cooking spray. Then sprinkle each with a teaspoon of sugar. Roll the sugar around to coat the baking dish bottoms and sides. I’ll take a lil sugar too while we’re at it!

Pour the batter into the prepared ramekins. It won’t quite fill them all the way to the top, but that’s ok. We don’t want them to overflow. Place the ramekins on a baking sheet (for easier handling) and pop them into the oven.

Two ramekins filled with chocolate cake batter on a baking sheet.

Bake in a 400 degree preheated oven for about 12 minutes or until a thermometer reads 160 degrees. The sides will be set but the center will still be a little soft. Take care not to over bake, otherwise we’ll lose that ooey, gooey chocolate center. Cool Chocolate Lava Cakes inside the ramekins for about 5 minutes. Carefully run a knife around the edges to loosen from the pan. Invert the cakes onto a serving plate.

A knife being run along the edges of the ramekin to loosen the cakes.

Serve warm with whipped cream, strawberries, or even ice cream! Who will you be sharing Chocolate Lava Cake with this year? For an added special touch, pair with our Chocolate Covered Strawberries! Happy V-day my loves!!

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Chocolate Lava Cakes for Two

February 12, 2019
: 2
: Easy

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Ingredients
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 2 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 eggs
  • 1 egg yolks
  • 3/4 teaspoons instant coffee granules
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
Directions
  • Step 1 In a medium sized microwave safe bowl, heat the butter and chocolate for 30 seconds. Stir it all up and repeat the process until both the chocolate and the butter are completely melted.
  • Step 2 Add in the confectioners’ sugar and whisk until smooth. Whisk in the egg, egg yolk, instant coffee and vanilla extract. Stir in the salt and flour.
  • Step 3 Lightly spray the ramekins with cooking spray. Sprinkle each with a teaspoon of sugar. Roll the sugar around to coat the baking dish bottoms and sides. Pour the batter into the prepared ramekins.
  • Step 4 Bake in a 400 degree preheated oven for about 12 minutes or until a thermometer reads 160 degrees. The sides will be set but the center will still be a little soft. Take care not to over bake.
  • Step 5 Cool cakes inside the ramekins for about 5 minutes. Carefully run a knife around the edges to loosen from the pan. Invert the cakes onto a serving plate. Serve warm with whipped cream, strawberries or even ice cream. Enjoy!

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