Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Mini Molten Lava Cakes

Girl notices boy. Boy and girl meet. They become friends. They become more. They fall in love.  This is our story.

But here's a twist I bet you weren't expecting...

Boy leaves for two years. And the night before he left, we made these desserts... while I cried. Sappy, but true.

But eventually the boy came home. They saw each other again. And now here we are... married, baby, and another one on the way....

haha gotcha! Just kidding about that last part. Sorry I couldn't resist.

But despite its heart-aching history, this recipe continues to be one of our favorites. Chocolate cake. Rich gooey chocolate center. And start to finish in less than 30 minutes.

And feel free to prepare the batter up to 24 hours ahead of time. Then divide it out and toss it in the oven.

Mini Molten Lava Cakes
Recipe from: kraftrecipes
Servings: 12

4 oz. semi-sweet baking chocolate
1/2 c. butter
2 whole eggs
2 egg yolks
1 c. powdered sugar
1/3 c. flour
whipped cream or vanilla ice cream

Optional: 12 Oreos

Directions: Being by preheating the oven to 425 degrees F. Line a 12-cup muffin pan with paper liners. Set aside. Microwave chocolate and butter in a large microwave-safe bowl for 2 minutes, or until butter is completely melted. Stir until butter and chocolate are well combined.

In a separate bowl beat whole eggs, yolks, sugar, and flour together. Slowly add the chocolate mixture to the egg mixture. Evenly distribute batter among 12 cupcake tins. Bake for 7-8 minutes until the cakes look firm around the edges but soft and wet in the centers. Cool in pan for 1-2 minutes. Remove cakes from pan, peel paper liners, and carefully place upside-down on a plate along side ice cream or whipped cream. Serve warm.

** If desired, place an Oreo cookie in each empty cupcake liner. Cover with batter and bake according to directions.

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