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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Chocolate Lava Cake

The first time I had this was years and years ago at a restaurant. It was a new thing then and I was in love. Now everyone and their brother is making them and I bet they’re all wonderful. It doesn’t matter what you call it...Molten Chocolate Cake, Chocolate Cobbler, Chocolate Lava Cake...they’re basically the same thing and delicious. The inside is filled with melting chocolate but the outside is cake! It’s like magic! And then the ice cream gets all soft and melty into the chocolate....yum! These are a snap to throw together. But don’t forget that vanilla ice cream...you’re going to need it.




Chocolate Lava Cake

1 cup sugar
1/2 cup cocoa ~ divided use
1 cup flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup milk
4 tablespoons butter ~ melted
1 egg yolk
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1 cup boiling water

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 8x8 inch baking pan with cooking spray.

In a small bowl, whisk together the 1/2 cup of the sugar and 1/4 cup of the cocoa. Set aside.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, remaining 1/2 cup sugar, remaining 1/4 cup of cocoa, baking powder and salt.

In a small bowl, whisk the milk, melted butter, vanilla and egg until smooth. Pour into the flour mixture and stir until combined.

Add the chocolate chips.

Spread the batter into the prepared pan.

Sprinkle the reserved sugar/cocoa mixture evenly over the batter.

Gently pour boiling water over the sugar/cocoa mixture. DO NOT STIR!

Bake for about 25 minutes until top is crackled and sauce is bubbling. Test with a toothpick in the cake part to ensure done-ness.

Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.




Okay.....let's get serious about this!





In a small bowl, whisk together the 
1/2 cup of the sugar and 1/4 cup 
of the cocoa. Set aside.





In a medium bowl, whisk together 
the flour, remaining 1/2 cup sugar, remaining 1/4 cup of cocoa, baking powder and salt. (I took the picture before I added the cocoa to this. 
ADD THE COCOA!!)





In a small bowl, whisk the milk, 
melted butter, vanilla and egg 
until smooth.





Pour into the flour mixture and stir 
until combined. See? I told you to 
add the cocoa! I remembered!





Dump in the chocolate chips!





Spread the batter into the prepared 
pan. then sprinkle with the 
reserved cocoa/sugar mixture.





Gently pour the hot water over 
the batter. DON'T STIR!! DON'T!!!





Then bake!





Let it sit for a few minutes then 
scoop out all that chocolate goodness into a bowl and add the ice cream. Do you hear it? Those are angels singing!


1 comment:

  1. Yum. We call these Self Saucing Puddings

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