Chocolate Lava Cakes


Rich and chocolaty, topped with cream and berries….. This sinfully easy, sweet, and romantic dessert is perfect for Valentine’s Day, but I could eat it every day. Like, for the rest of my life. In fact, I think I’m going to stock up on chocolate and do just that. You?

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How to make Chocolate Lava Cakes:

5 1-ounce squares semi-sweet baking chocolate
1/4 cup butter
2 eggs
2 more egg yolks
1/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 tablespoon instant coffee
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
whipped cream and strawberries

Grease four ramekins (individual serving size oven-safe custard or souffle cups). Melt butter and chocolate in a small pan and set aside to cool. Meanwhile, combine eggs, egg yolks, sugar, vanilla, and instant coffee in a bowl.

Using an electric mixer, beat egg mixture for about five minutes, until it thickens. Add flour and melted chocolate/butter; stir to combine. Pour batter into baking dishes.

Bake immediately, or if you’re preparing ahead, cover the dishes with plastic wrap and refrigerate to bake and serve warm later. (If refrigerated, let the dishes come to room temperature before baking.)

Preheat oven to 400-degrees. Bake for 10 minutes. If you stick a toothpick in the middle, it’ll look like it’s not done. Take it out anyway. It’s all that melted chocolate ERUPTING LIKE LAVA. Okay, not really, but it does make it gooey. And it will not leave your home coated in volcanic ash, so it’s all good. Let cakes cool for five minutes. Slide a knife around each cake and invert onto dessert plates.

How beautiful are these strawberries? I love strawberries…..

Oh, back to the cakes…. Load on the whipped cream and sliced berries! Think of all the calcium and…you know, some kind of other vitamins. This is practically health food. This is why you could eat it every day. Plus, it’s soooo good. In fact, I’m heading back to the kitchen. I gotta make more Chocolate Lava Cakes. You know, for my health.

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Posted by Suzanne McMinn on February 11, 2008  

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  1. 2-11

    You are cruel, Suzanne, just cruel, to torment us like this.

    I did make (another) chocolate pudding cake yesterday afternoon. You know, also for my health. My mental health! :lol:

    -Kim, who now has sunny skies but -25C/-13F temps.

  2. 2-11

    My bowl of All Bran suddenly seems so awful.

  3. 2-11

    I’m so craving chocolate right now… Sounds much better than granola and yogurt…

  4. 2-11

    Mental Pause Mama:

    Some fresh berries and a lot of whipped cream will make that All Bran (blech — lol) go down MUCH more easily!

    -Kim :yes:

  5. 2-11

    Well I’m all about health, especially when it mixes with chocolate.

  6. 2-11

    But I don’t like to cook…I really don’t. Can’t someone MAKE this for me???? (whining off into the distance….)

  7. 2-11

    My mom and sister would love this! :hungry:

  8. 2-11

    THIS looks sooooo yummy!!! I think I’m going to make it this coming weekend! :bananadance:

  9. 2-11

    Oh my oh my. Oregon is known for its fabulous strawberries. Good thing they’re not ripe now! Though I DO have some in the freezer. Better than the lava I’m used to in Hawai’i!!

  10. 2-11

    I think I gained about 40 pounds just reading this post…..

  11. 2-11

    That made the granola bar I just ate sit on my stomache like a lead weight. Ooh, heavenly chocolate lava cakes……*G*.

  12. 2-11

    I know I put on five pounds just looking at the pictures.

  13. 2-11

    That looks so good- I love anything with strawberries-
    Luv your blog! :hungry:

  14. 2-14

    I tried that and it was delicious I can’t what to try more of your recipes your wonderful.

    Bye. :purr:

  15. 5-3

    :birthday2: Happy Birthday Suzanne!I saw your photo of the day – baskets and see it is your birthday!!!!! So, I decided to leave you birthday wishes on your Chocolate Lava cake page, hoping you have a WONDERFUL chocolate cake for your day! Plus, alot of other wonderful presents and family, friends, and love! :birthday2: :hellokitty: :catmeow: :guitar: :shimmy: :mrgreen: :clap: :heart: :treehugger: :woof:

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