Molten Lava Cakes
Prep Time: 15 minutes Yields: 8 mini ones
Cook Time: 12 to 15 minutes
8 ounces (227g) bittersweet or semisweet chocolate
½ cup (115g) butter
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup flour
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 200 degrees C.
Butter a muffin tray or ramekins well. Sprinkle cocoa powder, shake off the excess.
Melt the chocolate and butter in a double boiler (in a bowl over a pan of simmering water).
In the bowl beat the eggs and sugar until pale, about two minutes, beat in the vanilla.
Stir in the egg mixture into the chocolate and then add the flour, mix well. Divide the batter among the prepared ramekins or a muffin tray and bake for 12 to 15 minutes, the edges should be firm and set but the center will still look a little wet.
Run a knife loosely around the edges and turn them out of the muffin tray or ramekins.
Serve immediately with vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream.