Molten Chocolate Cupcakes
Recipe from Betty Crocker

Known also as "lava cakes," molten cakes are the answer to the most decadent chocolate craving. Here's an easy version using cake mix.



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Servings: 18
Prep Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 2 hrs
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Ingredients
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    1/2  cup 
    whipping cream
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    1   cup 
    semisweet chocolate chips
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    1   box 
    Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® devil's food cake mix
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    1   cup 
    water
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    1/3  cup 
    vegetable oil
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    3   
    eggs
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    Betty Crocker® Rich & Creamy chocolate frosting
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    Powdered sugar
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    Sliced strawberries

Directions
1.
In 1-quart saucepan, heat whipping cream over medium-high heat until hot but not boiling. Stir in chocolate chips until melted and mixture is smooth. Refrigerate about 1 hour, stirring occasionally, until thick.
2.
Heat oven to 350 degrees F (325 degrees F for dark or nonstick pans). Grease and flour or spray with baking spray with flour 18 large (2-3/4x1-1/4-inch) muffin cups. In large bowl, beat cake mix, water, oil and eggs with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, then on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl constantly. Place 1/4 cup batter in each muffin cup. Spoon 1 tablespoon cold chocolate mixture on top of batter in center of each cup.
3.
Bake 18 to 22 minutes or until top springs back when lightly touched. Cool 1 minute. Carefully remove from pan; place on parchment paper. Cool 10 minutes. Frost with chocolate frosting. Just before serving, dust with powdered sugar. Garnish with strawberry slices. Serve warm.
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High Altitude (3500-6500 ft): Heat oven to 400 degrees F. Increase water to 1-1/4 cups, decrease oil to 1/4 cup and add 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour to dry cake mix. Use paper baking cups in 24 muffin cups. Bake 15 to 18 minutes.
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 340, Fat, total (g) 17, chol. (mg) 45, sat. fat (g) 6, carb. (g) 43, Trans fatty acid (g) 3, fiber (g) 1, sugar (g) 31, pro. (g) 3, vit. A (IU) 97, sodium (mg) 320, calcium (mg) 40, iron (mg) 2, Starch () 1, Other Carb () 2, Fat () 3, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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