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What’s better than a dessert that contains chocolate? One that oozes chocolate! These Chocolate Lava Cakes are chocolatey, gooey, melty, and delicious. They are super fast and easy to make with only a few ingredients. Give them a try, I promise you won’t regret it.
The Cast of Characters:
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Spray the ramekins with cooking spray, dust them with cocoa powder, and set aside. You might want to do this over the sink because it can make a giant cocoa mess!
Here comes the star of the show: the chocolate. I don’t always insist on brand name products but chocolate is a serious business over here at Food, Family, and Chaos! I really love Ghirardelli chocolate. Please trust me and use the good stuff.
Chop up the chocolate bars into small pieces. You don’t need to go crazy here because you are going to melt the chocolate. You just don’t want giant chunks.
Ahhh… that is a sight for sore eyes!
Next, you need 3 bowls.
In bowl #1, add chopped chocolate and butter. Melt in the microwave on high for 10-second intervals, mixing each time, until totally smooth. Set aside.
In bowl #2, whisk confectioners sugar, flour, and salt. Set aside.
In bowl #3, whisk together eggs and egg yolks. Set aside.
Now mix all 3 ingredient bowls together until smooth with no lumps.
Yum! The batter will be slightly thick with a consistency of brownie mix.
Spoon into the prepared ramekins and bake on a cookie sheet for 12-13 minutes.
You want the sides to be solid but the center will still look soft and delicious.
Allow to cool for 1 minute. Put a plate on top of the ramekin and flip it over. The cake should pop right out.
Top with ice cream or chocolate sauce or whipped cream or whatever your little heart desires! Happy Eating!!
Lisa is a Lifestyle, Family and Travel Writer who has a love of all things travel, all things food, and all things living life. She gives family travel tips, the inspiration to dream, and the real deal of family life. It is not always roses and daisies, but that's life!