I Lava You- Chocolate Lava Cake
The ultimate Valentine's dessert! A sure-fire way to make sure your partner is feeling loved up and full!
4 ounces semi-sweet baking chocolate
2 tablespoons unsalted butter (plus a little more for greasing the tin/cups)
2 large eggs
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons white sugar (plus a little more for coating the cups)
⅛ teaspoon kosher salt
Preheat oven to 425degreesF and grease two 6 to 8-ounce cups generously with butter.
Prepare a small spoonful of sugar in each cup, then turn the cup sideways and rotate it to coat the butter all around. Dump out any excess.
Next, put the chopped chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl. Or melt over a double-broiler on the stovetop.
Microwave on high in 30second intervals, stirring between each interval. This should only take a minute in total.
Cut the room temperature butter into cubes, and combine the butter and sugar in a medium mixing bowl.
Cream together the butter and sugar using an electric mixer* or rubber spatula. It should like paste-like, with no lumps.
Add two eggs to the bowl.
Beat with the electric mixer until everything is combined and the mixture is starting to foam, about a minute.
Add the flour and salt.
Beat again with the electric mixer just to combine everything.
Add ⅓ of the melted chocolate and gently fold it into the batter using a rubber spatula.
Add the rest of the chocolate mixture and gently fold everything together until it’s well combined with no streaks.
Divide batter evenly between two greased custard cups to ¾ full.
Bake them just until the tops are set and the edges of the cake start to pull away fro the cup slightly, 11 minutes.
Take them out of the oven and let them sit for 5 minutes.
After 5 minutes, flip each cup upside down onto a dessert serving plate.
You may have to lightly smack the bottom of the cup with your hand to gently release the cake.
Serve immediately. Garnish with whipped cream, ice cream, berries, chocolate or caramel syrup or just some simple powdered sugar.
* If you don't have an electric mixer, no big deal! Do your best with a bowl and whisk to get it as smooth as possible.
Recipe adapted from buzzfeed.com