Friday, January 27, 2012

Calling All Chocoholics...

Chocolate Lava Cakes
        I can barely contain my excitement. Thoughts are rushing through my head, all jumbled together and confusingthings like "oh my goodness - HOW can this BE?!"  and "chocolate heaven does exist"! Seriously. The following recipe is a real keeper, and I say this with complete conviction.
        Chocoholics in the world - this is for you, my friends. Molten Chocolate Lava Cakes. These cakes are, quite literally, oozing chocolate goodness. Just dig right in with your fork and see for yourself.
        There is nothing stopping you from going into your kitchen right now and making these decadent cakes, because you can whip up the batter in just minutes and pop these in the oven. Which is kind of scary, if you ask me. Delicious + Easy + Fast = Dangerous, because like I said, there's nothing stopping you.
       Warning: If you eat this lava cake, good things will happen to you. You may feel the need to do a happy dance around your kitchen, so make sure no one's watching. You have been warned.



Chocolate Lava Cakes
(adapted from Fast, Fresh, Simple)
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Yield: 4 to 6 servings | 6 3 1/2" cakes or 4 larger


Ingredients
1/4 cup (50g) all-purpose flour
1/2 cup (55g) confectioners' sugar
3/4 cup (90g) almond meal or almond flour
2 egg whites
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
8 ounces good-quality dark chocolate (60-70%), melted
4 to 6 small squares good-quality dark chocolate (60-70%)


Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). In a medium bowl combine flour, sugar, almond meal, egg whites, butter, salt, and melted chocolate. Mix well.
  2. Spoon half the mixture into 6 x 3 1/2" lightly greased mini ramekins. Alternatively, you can use four larger ramekins for larger servings. Divide the chocolate sqaures between the ramekins and top with the remaining mixture. Bake for 20 to 30 minutes or until cooked but soft in the middle. Stand in tins for 5 to 7 minutes before turning out. Serve immediately.


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23 comments:

  1. I have been called - summoned if you will because this is exactly what I need in my life. They look so soft, molten and delicious!
    I think I am slowly collapsing from craving... gorgoeus ;)

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru
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  2. This looks awesome, chocolate heaven does exist! Beautiful photos!

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  3. Oh, we LOVE lava cakes here! Always game for a new recipe to try...and yours is an obvious winner!

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  4. I am a chochoholic and this cake is for me.

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  5. This has the potential to solve every problem in my world. Seriously.

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  6. Oh how I love lava cakes!  I've only made them once, and my lava unfortunately was overcooked.  These are always my choice when I"m out though... maybe I should try again!

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  7. Christina MarsiglieseJanuary 28, 2012 at 10:07 PM

    Yummm Yum yum yum yum...

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  8. Wow! Droolworthy pics! I will have to try this real soon. Lovely presentation too...

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  9. Oh how I wish I didn't use up all my flour today making a loaf of quick bread...

    http://milk-and-tea.blogspot.com

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  10. I do love a nice rich lava cake!  I have never made one before but this does look like the perfect recipe.  After all it is easy and yields delicious results.  Thanks for sharing this one!

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  11. wow, delicious! cannot wait to make these! thanks!

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  12. Oh, I'm so glad you posted this recipe. I had one of these once and fell in love. I've never attempted to make one on my own.  These look so good... 

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  13. I was thinking of making lava cake soon.  I had one recipe but wanted to try something else.  I need to bookmark this!  Looks perfect lava cake... I bet taste was sooo delicious!

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  14. So looks like chocolate heaven...wow! This is one of my favorite things of all things chocolate :)

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  15. Wow, that second pictures is just magical. They look perfect. I'd love to make this the next time we have company, although it looks like I could easily make 1/4 of the recipe and then share it with another person. Then it wouldn't be so dangerous. :)

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  16. This cake is definitely calling out my name! Love Love Love Lave cake. Can't wait to try this!

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  17. I baked this today and it was really delicious!  Thanks for the recipe!  Very, very dangrous...but want to make it again!

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  18. I'm happy you enjoyed it, Nami! Thanks for letting me know!

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  19. wooot! are you calling me? hihi!
    this is really heaven! if i ate those sweet it may take me there maybe ..
    this is perfect for my chocolate cravings! hahas!

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  20. Awesome post! i want to taste it. this must be heaven hahas!.
    Great Job :)

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  21. This looks incredible! I love your blog and your photography skills... new follower! :) we'll definitely be trying this soon!

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