Feel the Need For Chocolate - Try these Individual Chocoate Lava Cakes

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Services for Real Estate Pros with Marketing with Kate

Fall has put me in quite a chocolate state of mind.  I've been doing my cleaning and trying recipes that I haven't made in years.  OMG, this Ghiradelli Chocolate Lava Cake is to die for....

Don't look at the calories, you don't want to know.  ENJOY!

 

Ghiradelli Individual Chocolate Lava Cake


Ingredients

  • Centers:
  • 2 ounces Ghirardelli 60% Cacao Bittersweet Chocolate baking bar, broken or chopped into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
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  • Cakes:
  • 4 ounces Ghirardelli 60% Cacao Bittersweet Chocolate baking bar, broken or chopped into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • 2 large whole eggs
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 1/3 cup granulated white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup cake flour
  • Raspberries for garnish
  • Whipped cream for garnish

Directions

  1. To make the centers, in the top of a double boiler or in a heatproof bowl over barely simmering water, melt the 2 ounces of chocolate with the cream. Whisk gently to blend.
  2. Refrigerate for about 2 hours, or until firm. With your hands, form into six balls; refrigerate until needed.
  3. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Spray six 4-ounce ramekins or custard cups with cooking spray.
  4. To make the cakes, in the top of a double boiler or in a heatproof bowl over barely simmering water, melt the 4 ounces of chocolate and the butter, stirring occasionally until smooth.
  5. In a large bowl, with an electric mixer, whisk the whole eggs, egg yolks, sugar, and vanilla on high speed for about 5 minutes, or until thick and light. Fold the melted chocolate mixture and flour into the egg mixture just until combined. Spoon the cake batter into the ramekins. Place a chocolate ball in the middle of each ramekin.
  6. Bake for about 15 minutes, or until the cake is firm to the touch. Remove from the oven and let sit for about 5 minutes. Run a small, sharp knife around the inside of each ramekin, place an upside-down plate on top, invert, and remove the ramekin. Garnish with raspberries and a dollop of whipped cream.
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Comments (5)

Joan Whitebook
BHG The Masiello Group - Nashua, NH
Consumer Focused Real Estate Services

Yummy -- I love chocolate and I am looking forward to making this recipie.  This looks like a chocoholics delight!

Nov 05, 2010 04:36 PM
Jen Wing
JPW Field Inspections - Chico, CA
Field Inspections Since 2007

Sounds Gooey-Licious!  I like the idea of 4 pans, 3 to give away and 1 to Devour!  :)

Jen Wing

Nov 05, 2010 04:38 PM
Kate Bourland
Marketing with Kate - Redding, CA
Onlilne Marketing Mobile Marketing

Joan, it is delicious.  Tell me how you like it.

Jen, I'm thinking that these would make great gifts, housewarming and otherwise!

Nov 05, 2010 07:12 PM
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Yummy.  You're making me hungry.  I think I'll have to have breakfast now.  Thx for the recipe.

Nov 05, 2010 11:05 PM
Not a real person
San Diego, CA

I’ve always been curious about recipes that tell you to use four egg yolks or something like that. What are you supposed to do with the egg whites?

Nov 18, 2010 01:03 PM

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