Sunday, September 18, 2011

Molten Chocolate Lava Cakes

There are some things I leave to the professionals, however chocolate molten lava cakes doesn't have to be one of them! All thanks to Martha Stewart :)

I've made these guys multiple times! First time to celebrate baby Olivia, second time when some friends from Chicago were visiting and last time around...just because! Hope you enjoy them as much as we did :D


  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for muffin tins
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar, plus more for muffin tins
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 8 ounces bittersweet chocolate, melted
  • Confectioners' sugar, for dusting
  • Whipped Cream or Vanilla Ice-cream
  • Rasberries {to top the cakes}


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Generously butter 6 cups of a standard muffin tin. Dust with granulated sugar, and tap out excess. Set aside.

  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter and granulated sugar until fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. With the mixer on low speed, beat in flour and salt until just combined. Beat in chocolate until just combined. Divide batter evenly among prepared muffin cups.

  3. Place muffin tin on a baking sheet; bake just until tops of the cakes no longer jiggle when the pan is lightly shaken, 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from oven; let stand 10 minutes.

  4. To serve, turn out cakes, and place on serving plates, bottom sides up. Dust with confectioners' sugar, and serve with whipped cream, if desired.

Now grab your fork and get ready for some warm chocolately goodness to ooze out of your cake :D


Loni said...

Yum!! So many memories making these with you!! Your family is spoiled having you there!

Amanda said...

Indeed! We shall have to make these or some other lovely dessert when I visit :)