Molten Chocolate Lava Cake for Two

I have had molten lava cakes on my "to try at home" list for so long! And I'm so glad we finally gave them a try.

My baby baker is also pretty thrilled we gave them a try! She's actually pretty dang picky about everything she eats - including baked goods / sweets, and she really loved these little chocolatey cakes.

A couple pieces of fresh fruit is really helpful to cut through the decadent richness of the chocolate. That molten center is just amazing. And the texture of the brownie-esque cake surrounding the center works beautifully. These are perfect. And I adore the serving size of two little cakes! Perfect for treats like this which need to be served and enjoyed right away!

Molten Chocolate Lava Cake for Two

1/4 cup butter
2-oz semi-sweet chocolate (I used Baker's)
1/2 cup sifted powdered sugar
1 large egg
1 egg yolk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon instant espresso powder

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees and spray 2 6-ounce ramekins with nonstick cooking spray. Set them on a baking sheet.
  2. Add the butter and chocolate to a small saucepan, and over low heat combine with a spatula, stirring constantly until melted and blended together. Remove from heat.
  3. Whisk the powdered sugar into the chocolate mixture, followed by the egg, egg yolk, and vanilla blending thoroughly.
  4. Being careful not to over mix the batter, blend in the flour and espresso powder.
  5. Divide the batter between the prepared ramekins, and bake in the preheated oven 12-14 minutes until the edges are firm, and center is still soft. Allow to sit for a minute or two before inverting and serving immediately. 
  6. Garnish with a little sprinkling of powdered sugar and / or a couple pieces of fresh strawberry or raspberry to serve if desired.

Recipe from Live Well Bake Often

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