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Molten Chocolate Cake

With Valentine's Day just around the corner, everyone needs a delicious chocolate recipe to indulge in and this Molten lava cake It's a chocolate lovers dream! It contains only a handful of ingredients and can be prepared in 30 minutes.

Melted chocolate cakeAlso known as Chocolate Lava Cake, features a brownie-like exterior with a gooey chocolate center. AND Very It's important not to overcook this recipe, as the center can quickly become overcooked and lose the desired lava-like texture. The cake continues to cook while it's in the pan ready to flip, so keep an eye on the timer!

That said, this dessert is best served warm and fresh out of the oven. However, the batter can simply be made ahead of time, divided into molds and stored in the refrigerator until ready to bake. A wonderful dessert for a romantic Valentine's dinner at home or for a small Galentine gathering with friends.

Finally, be sure to use high-quality dark chocolate in this recipe, as chocolate is the main ingredient. Anywhere between 60% and 72% cocoa will produce the perfect texture and sweetness. The rich chocolate against the fresh vanilla ice cream is pure perfection.

Have fun and happy (almost) Valentine's Day!

Melted chocolate cake

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
Serves: 4

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 4 ounces 70% dark chocolate, finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar, lightly packed
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 pinch of fine salt
  • Powdered sugar, for dusting
  • Fresh berries, to serve
  • Vanilla ice cream, to serve

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 425(f) degrees. Lightly butter four 6-ounce molds and coat with granulated sugar.
2. Using a double boiler over low heat add the butter and dark chocolate. Stir continuously until melted and combined. Set aside to allow the mixture to cool slightly.
3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the sugar, eggs, vanilla and salt. Continue beating until the mixture is fluffy and pale, about 5 minutes. Sift in the flour followed by the melted chocolate mixture.
4. Divide the batter evenly among the prepared pans. Bake for 12-15 minutes, until the edges are set but the center is still soft.
5. Leave to rest for 2 minutes before inverting onto a serving plate. Dust with icing sugar, garnish with fresh berries and finish with a scoop of ice cream.

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