Molten Lava Cake


Finishing up our Valentines dinner was a dessert so good, you wish that you could have two more. Gluttony aside, this desert was one of the greatest I've cooked, and I'm not a great dessert cook. When looking at the ingredient list, and seeing how its cooked, I'm surprised I haven't cooked this dessert more often. Here is what you will need:

3/4 cup nestle dark chocolate (53% cacao)
3/4 cup butter
3/4 cup sugar
4 eggs
1/4 cup flour

In a double boiler, melt butter and chocolate.


Whisk sugar and eggs together.  When thoroughly whisked, add flour and whisk  well.



Add egg mixture to melted chocolate and fold together. 
Take 4 small ramekins and grease well. Evenly place the mixture in each ramekin, almost to the top.

Place each ramekin in a 13x9 baking dish. Pour one quart of water in baking dish, covering 3/4 of ramekin.

Bake at 390 degrees for 18 minutes or until top has set.








Immediately place vanilla ice cream on top. In this instance drizzle caramel and sprinkle with  coarse salt.


Enjoy this! It was a wonderful Valentine treat!

Printable recipe here.