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Molten Lava Cake Recipe

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces unsalted butter
  • 6 ounces bittersweet chocolate chips
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 additional egg yolks
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 TBSP all-purpose flour

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 450°. Butter and lightly flour four 6-ounce ramekins. Set the ramekins on a baking sheet.
  2. Create a double broiler by putting a glass bowl over a pot of simmering water. Melt the butter with the chocolate.
  3. In a medium bowl, beat the eggs with the egg yolks, sugar and salt at high speed until thick and pale.
  4. Whisk the chocolate until smooth. Quickly fold it into the egg mixture along with the flour.
  5. Spoon the batter into the prepared ramekins and bake for 12 minutes, or until the sides of the cakes are firm but the centers are soft.
  6. Let the cakes cool in the ramekins for 1 minute, then cover each with an upside-down dessert plate. Carefully turn each one over, let stand for 10 seconds and then remove the ramekins. Serve immediately.