Friday, January 21, 2011

Lava Cake: For my Tweeps

Recipe for Lava Cake, those half baked mini-chocolate cakes with the gooey middle, for my Tweeps who tweeted about it all day yesterday and left me craving them.

  • 1 stick butter
  • 8 ozs. bitter or semi-sweet chocolate, chopped
  • 4 large eggs plus 1 yolk, room temp
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tbsps all purpose flour

Preheat oven to 400. Grease eight 6 oz ramekins well. Melt chocolate and butter in the microwave at 50% power, checking and stirring until fully melted.

Beat eggs, yolk, vanilla, salt, and sugar about five minutes until volume triples and mixture is thick and smooth. Spoon over melted chocolate and butter, sprinkle with flour, and gently fold the mixture until blended.

Pour into ramekins and bake 12-13 minutes until set but still jiggly. Serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and hot fudge.

nom nom nom


  1. I'm sooo blaming the next 5 pounds on this.

  2. I'll have to show this to my husband (he does the baking in our house), though I'm sure he'll ruin it as he tries to make it tasteless, I mean healthy. ;)

  3. @ Stina: Graylin has the right idea. Go for the gusto and blame the next five pounds on it.

  4. ack! Why do you insist on keeping me fat and happy? ;)

    And wait a minute, you're on twitter? Where's your profile link?

  5. @ Lydia: I just tackled Twitter recently. I've had an account forever but I was a little scared of it. I'm @LaurelMS on Twitter, or you can click the "follow me" button on the left. Every time I try to put the link in the sidebar I get code issues. I'm going to fight with it again sometime soon...

  6. I love lava cake. As in LOVE.