Chocolate Lava Cake is the PERFECT Valentine dessert. Nothing melts the heart quite like the molten center of a rich chocolate cake! And a bonus, this recipe is simple to make, no mixer required. Just stir up the easy batter and fill your ramekins. Remember to chill the prepared cakes before baking as an insurance policy for those luscious liquid centers!
Chocolate Lava Cake
1½ sticks butter
1 cup dark chocolate chips
1 cup brown sugar, lightly packed
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons flour
Butter 6 (6 ounce) ramekins well and dust with flour. Melt chocolate and butter in the microwave in 30 second intervals stirring in between each heating and let cool. In a bowl combine flour and sugar. Add eggs to the chocolate mixture one at a time and incorporate well before adding flour and sugar. Mix to combine. Using a kitchen scoop, spoon batter into prepared dishes and place the dishes into the refrigerator to rest 1-2 hours or for up to 3 days. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bake for 10 minutes. Let rest 3 minutes before inverting dish onto a plate, dust with powdered sugar if desired.
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