Molten Lava Cakes

Serves 2

Ingredients: Cake

    • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
    • cocoa powder, for dusting molds
    • 2 ounces semi-sweet chocolate
    • 1 large egg
    • 1 large egg yolk
    • 1/8 cup sugar
    • 1 Tablespoon all-purpose flour
    • Confectioners sugar, if desired for dusting finished cake

Ingredients: Whipped Cream

    • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
    • 2 Tablespoons sugar
    • 1 tsp vanilla

Directions: Cake

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Butter two 4-ounce ramekins and lightly dust the inside of each with cocoa powder, tapping out excess. Heat butter and chocolate in a heatproof bowl in your microwave for 15-30 second intervals, until the chocolate is almost completely melted.

Meanwhile, in the bowl of an electric mixer, whisk egg, egg yolk, and sugar until light and thick. Slowly add butter mixture to the mixer, add flour and mix until combined.

Divide batter between ramekins. Place on a baking sheet and transfer to oven. Cook for 7 - 10 minutes, until the sides are set and the center is soft. Remove from the oven and let rest for 5 minutes. Immediately invert onto your serving dish. Garnish with ice cream or whipped cream.

Direction: Whipped Cream

Pour whipping cream into a small bowl and whip using an electric mixer until frothy. Add the sugar and beat until soft peaks.

Serve whipped cream beside the warm cake and dust the cake with confectioners sugar, if desired.