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I love chocolate and it’s even more delicious when you enjoy chocolate lava cakes. There is so much chocolate oozing out of these molten cakes and it’s so easy to make!

I still like to make something special for us to share after the kids go to bed. That’s why I think this recipe for Lava Cakes for 2 is the perfect recipe you need to enjoy after your Valentine’s Day dinner. It’s also good for a date night. I love the molten chocolate center!

It’s really so simple to make so they are perfect for special occasions and they taste amazing! I love the molten center and topping it with a scoop of ice cream. The melted chocolate just oozes from the soft chocolate cake.

I have special dessert plates that are a cross between a plate and a bowl. So it can hold all the gooeyness of the dessert. This recipe has very basic ingredients – so you could probably go make it right now!

Grab these ingredients and start making a mess in your kitchen!

 

Looking for an easy and special dessert? You probably have all the ingredients in your house to make these Molten Chocolate Cakes! Get the recipe!

 

 

Tips to make molten chocolate cakes:

  • You can use a double boiler on the stove top to heat the mixture but this recipe uses a microwave. Make sure you use a microwave safe bowl.
  • Use 6-ounce ramekins https://amzn.to/2XeE0JB These are great when you want to make mug cakes!
  • It’s better to have the egg yolks at room temperature – but sometimes I don’t have time for this and let them sit out as long as possible.
  • I use unsalted butter for this recipe.

The chocolate decorations are optional but they are so easy and a pretty addition to this rich dessert.

Tip – when you grease the ramekin you can add a dusting of cocoa powder to help the cake not stick to the dish.

 

Chocolate Decorations:

  1. First, you will want to make the pick chocolate decorations. This is so simple. Grab a small package of Wilton Pink Chocolate Disks. Melt about 1 cup of the disks in the microwave until smooth. Pour it into a small ziplock bag and cut off a very small tip in the corner.
  2. Now start drawing on the wax paper. You can write love, do XOXO, hearts, etc. Let them dry and then gently remove them from the wax paper when you want to use it to decorate your cakes.

 

 

Looking for an easy and special dessert? You probably have all the ingredients in your house to make these Molten Chocolate Cakes! Get the recipe now!

 

Molten Lava Cakes For 2:

  • ⅓ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup butter (cut into 4 pieces)
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 egg + 1 additional egg yolk
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • Vanilla ice cream
  • Chocolate Syrup
  • Pink Chocolate Decorations

Instructions:

Make the chocolate decorations first, so they are hardened by the time the Lava Cakes have finished baking.

Preheat oven to 425*. Grease 2 – 6oz ramekins with cooking spray and put the prepared ramekins on a baking sheet and set them aside.

 

In a medium bowl, melt butter and chocolate chips. Microwave on high for 1 minute and then stir. Repeat at 50% power in 30 second intervals until it’s smooth.

 

 

Using a whisk, add the confectioners’ sugar and mix well.

 

 

Make sure the batter is no longer hot and add the egg, egg yolk, and vanilla. Mix well.

 

 

Finally, add the flour and mix until the batter is smooth.

 

 

Divide the raw batter between the 2 ramekin dishes and place it on the cookie sheet.

 

Looking for an easy and special dessert? You probably have all the ingredients in your house to make these Molten Chocolate Cakes! Get the

 

The baking time is 12 minutes or until the sides are firm. It will be a little soft in the middle.

 

Looking for an easy and special dessert? You probably have all the ingredients in your house to make these Molten Chocolate Cakes! Get the recipe now!

 

Flip into a dish and top with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, hot fudge, and top with the chocolate pieces. You could even add a little whipped cream to the top of the cake.

 

Looking for an easy and special dessert? You probably have all the ingredients in your house to make these Molten Chocolate Cakes! Get the recipe now!

 

Serve immediately!

These little cakes taste as pretty as it looks and it’s simple! Impress your date this Valentine’s Day with this delicious dessert!

I hope you enjoy this decadent molten chocolate cake. It’s a favorite recipe in our house.

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Molten Chocolate Cake Recipe

Molten Chocolate Cake Recipe

This recipe is so easy and uses basic ingredients!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes

Ingredients

  • ⅓ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup butter (cut into 4 pieces)
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 egg + 1 additional egg yolk
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • Vanilla ice cream
  • Chocolate Syrup
  • Pink Chocolate Decorations

Instructions

  1. Make the chocolate decorations first, so they are hardened by the time the Lava Cakes have finished baking.
  2. Preheat oven to 425*. Grease 2 - 6oz ramekins with cooking spray and put the prepared ramekins on a baking sheet and set them aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, melt butter and chocolate chips. Microwave on high for 1 minute and then stir. Repeat at 50% power in 30 second intervals until it's smooth.
  4. Using a whisk, add the confectioners’ sugar and mix well.
  5. Make sure the batter is no longer hot and add the egg, egg yolk, and vanilla. Mix well.
  6. Finally, add the flour and mix until the batter is smooth.
  7. Divide the raw batter between the 2 ramekin dishes and place it on the cookie sheet.
  8. The baking time is 12 minutes or until the sides are firm. It will be a little soft in the middle.
  9. Flip into a dish and top with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, hot fudge, and top with the chocolate pieces. You could even add a little whipped cream to the top of the cake.

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Karren Haller

Wednesday 31st of January 2018

What a great way to top a dessert, this is so cute and especially for Valentines!! And thank you for sharing your blog with us on Oh My Heartsie Girls WW, and a surprise, your story is being featured this week, Pinned and shared on Instagram!! My morning goal, check! Hope you will stop by each week to share again!! Have an awesome day!

Miz Helen

Monday 29th of January 2018

Your Lava Cakes look awesome! Hope you are having a great day and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday and come back to see us real soon! Miz Helen

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