Molten Chocolate Lava Cakes
Few desserts elicit the oohs and ahhs that molten cakes do, which makes them a natural pick for special dinners. Feel free to use semi-sweet baking chocolate in place of the bittersweet chocolate if that's the variety you have on hand.
Recipe from Better Homes and Gardens
2 tablespoons butter
8 ounces bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
3/4 cup butter
3 egg yolks
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
Unsweetened cocoa powder
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Using 2 tablespoons butter, grease six 8- to 10-ounce ramekins, souffle dishes, or custard cups. Place ramekins in a 15x10x1-inch baking pan; set aside.
In a heavy small saucepan, combine chocolate and 3/4 cup butter. Cook and stir over low heat until chocolate melts. Remove pan from heat; set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, beat eggs, egg yolks, granulated sugar, and vanilla with an electric mixer on high speed for 8 to 10 minutes or until thick and lemon color. Fold one-third of the chocolate mixture into egg mixture. Fold remaining chocolate mixture and flour into egg mixture. Spoon about 2/3 cup batter into each prepared ramekin.
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 544, Fat, total (g) 45, chol. (mg) 282, sat. fat (g) 27, carb. (g) 36, fiber (g) 4, pro. (g) 7, vit. A (IU) 1069, vit. C (mg) 2, sodium (mg) 233, calcium (mg) 50, iron (mg) 2, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet