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Chocolate Lava Cake

Chocolate Lava Cake Carla Hall
You've probably tried this at a restaurant before and thought, "I could never make that." Now you can with Carla's simple recipe.
skill level
Easy
time
30-60min
servings
8
cost
$
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You've probably tried this at a restaurant before and thought, "I could never make that." Now you can with Carla's simple recipe.
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ingredients
  • 12 ounce Bittersweet Chocolate
  • 1 cup Butter
  • 5 Large eggs
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 8 Chocolate truffles (desired flavor)
  • 1/4 Peanut Butter (optional for chocolate peanut butter truffle)
  • Butter (for ramekins)
  • Flour (for ramekins)
  • Cocoa powder (for ramekins)
  • Powdered sugar (for garnish)
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  • 1
    Preheat oven to 400ºF
  • 2
    12 ounce Bittersweet Chocolate
    1 cup Butter
    In a small, heavy bottomed saucepan, melt chocolate and butter over low heat.  Let chocolate mixture cool.  (Alternatively, chocolate and butter may be melted in the microwave.  Be careful not to overheat and burn it.)
  • 3
    5 Large eggs
    1 cup Sugar
    1 tablespoon Vanilla extract
    In a mixer, with the balloon whip attachment, whisk eggs and sugar until thickened and lemon-colored and then add in vanilla. 
  • 4
    1/3 cup Flour
    1 teaspoon Salt
    Sift flour and salt together and fold into the egg mixture.
  • 5
      
    Blend in chocolate mixture on low speed.  Mix until thoroughly blended. 
  • 6
    1/4 Peanut Butter (optional for chocolate peanut butter truffle)
    Stir peanut butter into remaining chocolate mixture. Transfer to a bowl and place in fridge until ready to use.
  • 7
    Butter (for ramekins)
    Flour (for ramekins)
    Cocoa powder (for ramekins)
    Prepare ramekins by greasing with butter and dusting of flour mixed with some cocoa powder.
  • 8
    8 Chocolate truffles (desired flavor)
    Scoop batter into prepared ramekins and push truffle or a tablespoon of the peanut chocolate mixture into center of batter. 
  • 9
    Powdered sugar (for garnish)
    Bake at 400°F for 18-20 minutes or until the edges are cooked and the middle is just set.  Garnish with sprinkle of powdered sugar.  Variation: For Espresso flavor, add 1 teaspoon instant coffee powder to chocolate-butter mixture as it melts.
 
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