Combined Ingredients: Start by melting the butter and chocolate.To melt the chocolate, use a double boiler, a pot filled with water halfway, then a temperature-safe bowl sits on top. The idea is the water never comes in contact with the bottom of the bowl. Use medium heat.Start by melting the butter, in the photo below you can see the butter just begins to melt before adding the chocolates. Melt until smooth.
Next, add the powder sugar, then add in all the eggs. Adding the sugar first will make sure the chocolate isn't too hot, scrambling the eggs.Suggest cracking the eggs in a separate bowl to avoid any shells.
Next comes the all-purpose flour. One thing very cool about this recipe is the low amount of flour required.Add the flour in 3 stages to avoid lumps. Sifting the flour beforehand is suggested.
The first of 3 ingredients that makes our chocolate lava cake recipe the best, fresh cinnamon, dry cinnamon works well too.The magic of the cinnamon is the soft flavor notes it offers. It is like a backup singer, a very important role, but isn't loud yet improves the recipe.
Special ingredient number two is local raw honey. Use what you enjoy!
We are baking, so often vanilla is welcomed to the party.
Prepping the Ramekins or Small Bowls: Using either the butter wrapper or using cooking spray, cover the inside of the baking dishes.
Pour chocolate into ramekins making sure to not overfill. The lava cake batter will expand in the oven due to the eggs. If you overfill, the lava cakes will pop over the tops of your bakeware. Fill ⅔ the way up the sides.
Preheat over to 425 - Bake for 13 minutes. Timing can vary from oven to oven. When they are ready to come out of the oven they will look similar. You can see the molten chocolate trying to poke its head out of the cake.
Take a small knife and run it around the outside of the ramekins.
Invert the ramekin over a small plate and the lava cake will come straight out.
Cover with powder sugar for a nice garnish and presentation
Do not overfill the ramekins.Under-baking is better than over-baking to ensure the molten chocolate experience.Crack the eggs over a second bowl to make sure of zero eggshells before adding to the mix.For presentation, add powder sugar to the top and cover.
Chocolate Lava Cake
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* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.