Now, I’ve shared lava cakes on my blog before. They have peanut butter inside, remember? For this challenge, we’re focusing on making straight up chocolate lava cakes. Luckily the way to make them doesn’t involve anything complicated and if you don’t have the little ramekins I use– and don’t feel like buying them– you can use a muffin pan. I’ll show you how to use both.
The secret for how to make chocolate lava cakes is… well, there is no secret at all. We’re not simply microwaving frozen chocolate cakes like Chili’s does (no hate, you know how I love Chili’s!!!), but we aren’t pulling our hair out in frustration either. That’s why I wanted lava cakes as our Baking Challenge recipe this month. To learn and see how EASY they really are!
6 ounces (170g) high quality semi-sweet chocolate1
1/2 cup (115g; 1 stick) unsalted butter
1/4 cup (31g) all-purpose flour (spoon & leveled)
1/2 cup (60g) confectioners' sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs
2 large egg yolks2
optional for topping: ice cream, raspberries, and/or chocolate syrup
Spray each ramekin with nonstick cooking spray and dust with cocoa powder. This ensures the cakes will seamlessly come out of the ramekins when inverted onto a plate in step 7. *Or spray half of a 12-count muffin pan and dust with cocoa powder. If baking in a muffin pan, the recipe will yield 6 cakes.