Note: Nothing says Valentine's Day like chocolate. I can't wait to make this lava cake for my guys as a special treat for them.
Chocolate Lava Cake
4 teaspoons sugar
1/2 cup butter, cubed
4 squares (1 ounce each) semisweet chocolate
1 cup confectioners' sugar
2 egg yolks
3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
Cool Whip, optional
Additional confectioners' sugar, optional
Grease and sugar four ramekins. Place on a baking sheet and set aside until later.
Melt butter and chocolate in a microwave safe bowl. Stir until smooth. Add confectioners' sugar and continue stirring until smooth. Add in eggs, egg yolks and vanilla. Mix well. Add in flour and salt. Mix well. Spoon batter into ramekins.
Bake at 400 degrees for 12 minutes. The sides will be wet and the centers will be soft. Let ramekins cool for 5 minutes. Run a knife around cake edges to loosen. Turn cakes over onto serving plates. Remove ramekins.
Sprinkle cakes with powdered sugar and top with Cool Whip. Serve warm!
I am grabbing a cup of coffee and going over to Lisa and Lana's blog to find more delicious recipes for Valentine's Day at this week's Tempt My Tummy Tuesday! Come join me.