Happy Belated Valentine’s Day, loves! I really truly love to celebrate the love of my life, but getting to go on a date when you have littles is sometimes difficult, so I decided to make a special dinner for us when the kiddos went to bed on Valentine’s Day.
Dinner was steak and shrimp with duchess potatoes *holy YUM*. Let me tell you, we were so sad when it was all gone! To top it all off, I decided to make lava cakes for dessert. I kid you not, I didn’t even look at the recipe until that afternoon, so thankfully I had all of the ingredients!
The recipes I looked at all yielded 4 or 6, but I truly didn’t want that many, so I decided to just cut it in half and it turned out PERFECT. I wish I would have made 4, but my waistline is thankful that I didn’t!
These are so so so simple and easy! I literally mixed them up in a little bowl before I even made dinner, prepped my little baking dishes and just slipped them in when we were ready for dessert, because they have got to be eaten warm, any other way is just inconceivable :).
These are improvised from The Domestic Rebel.
Preheat your oven to 425°F. Liberally grease 2 custard cups or ramekins (make sure they are oven safe).
Melt together the chocolate and butter, and whisk until smooth and shiny.
Add in the confectioner’s sugar, egg, egg yolk and vanilla.
Last of all, add the flour and smidgen of salt and stir until a thick batter forms.
Divide the batter equally between your two dishes, and bake for 13-15 minutes, until the edges are firm and top is set.
Let cakes cool for a minute, then loosen with a knife run around the edges, then flip onto plates and serve with ice cream and toppings, if desired.
Molten Lava Cakes for Two
- 2 Oz. Semisweet Chocolate
- 1/4 Cup Butter
- 1/2 Cup Confectioner’s Sugar
- 1 Egg
- 1 Egg Yolk
- 1 Tsp Vanilla
- 3 Tbsp Flour
- Smidgen (less than a pinch) of Salt
Preheat oven to 425°F, and grease 2 oven safe 6 oz. dishes liberally.
Melt butter and chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl and whisk until smooth and shiny.
Add sugar, egg, egg yolk and vanilla and stir until combined.
Add flour and salt and stir until a thick batter forms.
Divide batter between prepared dishes. Bake for 13-15 Minutes, until edges are firm and top is set.
Serve warm with ice cream and desired toppings.
These were so so so good, I wish I had one right now… in fact I might just make more tomight :). I hope you enjoy them as much as we did, and perhaps stop back again for another visit soon!!