Molten Lava Cake

(Printable Version)

Makes 3 servings

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes


4 oz. Bittersweet Chocolate

1/2 c. (1 stick) butter

3 Egg Yolks

1/4 c. Sugar

3 Egg Whites


Lightly grease 3-4 ramekins with butter.
Melt the chocolate into the butter in a double boiler and let cool a bit.

Beat the egg yolks and sugar and mix into the chocolate.

Beat the egg whites in a bowl until the form soft peaks.

Fold the chocolate into the egg whites.

Pour the batter into the ramekins, no more than 2/3 full.

Bake in a preheated 400F oven for 7-10 minutes. The outside will be set and possibly crack and the inside will still be liquid.

Let cool for a few minutes and then run a knife around the edges and tip onto a plate. (I ate mine straight out of the ramekin with some vanilla icecream on the side!)