Easy Molten Chocolate Lava Cakes
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These molten chocolate lava cakes are truly amazing! Gooey melted hot chocolate flowing out of the fudgy chocolate cake, OMG OMG OMG! These lava cakes are so easy to make using a simple muffin tin, perfect for beginners!
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 12
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter
  • ½ cup flour
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 4 eggs
  • 4 egg yolks
  1. Preheat the oven to 425F. Thoroughly spray a non-stick muffin pan with non-stick cooking spray or grease it with butter.
  2. Put butter and the chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on High for 30 seconds at a time, stirring after each 30 seconds, until the chocolate chips and butter are fully melted and the mixture in smooth.
  3. Whisk the eggs and egg yolk in a large bowl until combined. Add the flour, salt, powdered sugar and melted chocolate and butter. Mix everything until combined.
  4. Spoon the batter into the muffin cups.
  5. Put the muffin tin in the oven and bake for 9 minutes. Do not overcook, since you want the chocolate inside to be liquid.
  6. Take the chocolate lava cakes out of the oven. Let stand for 3 minutes.
  7. Put a large cutting board over the muffin tin and quickly invert it so the muffin tin is upside down. Bang the muffin cups with your fist to help release the molten lava cakes. Slowly lift the muffin tin, releasing the lava cakes onto the cutting board.
  8. Transfer the chocolate lava cakes to the individual plates and serve immediately.
For the easiest release of the chocolate lava cakes, try the silicone muffin pan.
Recipe by Melanie Cooks at http://www.melaniecooks.com/chocolate-lava-cakes/12576/