Individual Chocolate Lava Cakes by Ghirardelli

“I just received my first KitchenAid stand mixer and this recipe was included in their recipes. I love the idea of making a chilled chocolate ball that is added to the batter in order to obtain that gooey yummy center. It says to garnish with raspberries and whipped cream, but I know we like to serve it with vanilla ice cream!!”
READY IN:
35mins
SERVES:
6
YIELD:
6 individual cakes
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Directions.
  2. To make centers, melt 2 ounces of chocolate (1/2 a baking bar) and cream in double boiler. Whisk gently to blend. Refrigerate about 2 hours or until firm. Form into 6 balls; refrigerate until needed.
  3. To make cake, heat oven to 400°F Spray six 4-ounce ramekins or custard cups with cooking spray. Melt 4 ounces of chocolate (1 baking bar) and butter in double boiler; whisk gently to blend. With an electric mixer, whisk eggs, yolks, sugar, and vanilla on high speed about 5 minutes or until thick and light. Fold melted chocolate mixture and flour into egg mixture just until combined. Spoon cake batter into ramekins. Place a chocolate ball in the middle of each ramekin.
  4. Bake about 15 minutes or until cake is firm to the touch. Let it sit out of the oven for about 5 minutes. Run a small, sharp knife around inside of each ramekin, place a plate on top, invert and remove ramekin. Garnish with raspberries and a dollop of whipped cream.

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