Molten Lava Cakes… A Woman’s Day Treat
If the stomach is the way into a man’s heart, then definitely the way to get into a woman’s heart is chocolate. Rich, decadent chocolate will make almost every woman melt. (pun intended)
In honor of this very special issue we are celebrating International Woman’s Day with a luscious and rather simple chocolaty dessert. This dessert is one of my go to desserts that always wows any guests and literally takes minutes to whip up. No fuss, no muss, no mixer needed. The little cakes are baked just until they are cooked through. So when they are cut into for the first bite, the gooey chocolaty goodness rolls out of the center of the cake leaving a beautiful brown chocolate trail down the plate. The beauty of this dessert is that the calorie tag is not that hefty. Since there is so little flour in it, you can practically consider this low-carb (with the exception of the powdered sugar, but that’s mostly air, so it does not really count anyhow, right?) Eggs are full of protein and the chocolate is loaded with anti-oxidants! So indulge away!
We were recently at a steak house chain that we were not overly impressed with that had a very impressive price tag and they had offered this dessert for a whopping $8!!! For less than that you can whip up this very fancy and easy dessert at home and relish and savor very bite. But after all it is International Woman’s Day, perhaps that special someone in your life can make it for you!
6 (1-ounce) squares bittersweet chocolate
2 (1-ounce) squares semisweet chocolate
10 tablespoons (1 1/4 stick) butter
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
3 large eggs
3 egg yolks
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons nut liqueur (frangelico, amaretto, whatever your little heart desires)
***Serve with some vanilla ice cream on the side***
1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
2. Grease 6 (6-ounce) custard cups.
3. Melt the chocolates and butter in the microwave, or in a double boiler.
4. Add the flour and sugar to chocolate mixture. Stir in the eggs and yolks until smooth. Stir in the vanilla and liqueur.
5. Divide the batter evenly among the custard cups.
6. Place in the oven and bake for 14 minutes not a minute more, not a minute less.
7. The edges should be firm, but the center will be runny.
8. Run a knife around the edges to loosen and invert onto dessert plates.
Make sure you check Mila’s blog for more tips and tutorials.