My baking experiment #172 – chocolate lava cakes

Happy Sunday! It’s two days before Valentines, and since v-day falls on a Tuesday this year and i have to go to work, we decided to celebrate early. Last year i made our favorite dessert, chocolate lava cake. This year i’m making the same since it’s something we both enjoy tremendously!

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz (1/3 cup) chocolate chips 
  • 3 Tbsp butter
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 3 Tbsp flour
  • 1 tsp instant coffee powder

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Lightly grease 2 ramekins.
  2. Place chocolate chips and butter into bowl. Microwave on high in 15-second increments, stirring after each until completely smooth. Set aside.
  3. Add sugar and egg and whisk until smooth. Add flour and coffee and stir until just combined.
  4. Divide batter evenly into each ramekin and bake for 6-8 minutes.
  5. Allow to cool for 1 minute, then cover each with an inverted plate and turn over.
  6. Dust with powdered sugar and serve immediately.

This lava cake is soooo amazingly decadent: the chocolate flavor really comes through in every bite. And the molten center is the best part; it’s like eating silky smooth chocolate! I just can’t get enough… The secret is not to over-bake it.

It’s so easy to whip up too: only six ingredients in one bowl, no mess, no fuss, takes little effort and you get an amazing dessert. You can easily pay up to $10 for a dessert like this at a restaurant, so why not make it yourself and enjoy it with your sweetie? 😉

What a perfect ending to the weekend. Hope y’all have a great week, and happy baking! 🙂

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