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Molten Lave Cake

This dessert is similar to what you’d get in individual ramekin lava cakes – but on a grander, more decadent level. The end result is so rich you’ll want to cut it with vanilla ice cream, freshly whipped cream, or both!

Ingredients 2 teaspoons instant coffee

1.5 cups hot water

2/3 cups cocoa powder, *divided!

1/3 cup brown sugar

1 cup sugar, *divided!

6 tablespoons butter

2 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips

3/4 cups flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 tablespoon vanilla

1/3 cup milk

1/4 teaspoon salt1

egg yolk


Heat oven to 325 and spray an 8x8 baking dish with non-stick spray.

Stir instant coffee into water to dissolve.

In a bowl, combine 1/3 cup of the cocoa, brown sugar, and 1/3 cup of the sugar.

In a small pot melt butter then whisk in remaining 1/3 cup cocoa, and 2 ounces of semi-sweet chocolate chips. Cool slightly.

In a bowl, whisk remaining 2/3 cup sugar, vanilla, milk, and salt. Whisk in the butter/chocolate mixture. Add the flour and baking soda and whisk till combined.

Pour batter into prepared pan. Sprinkle the cocoa/brown sugar/sugar mixture evenly on top. Pour the coffee mixture gently over the cocoa mixture.

Bake until cake is puffed and bubbling and beginning to pull away from sides of dish - about 45 minutes. Do *not* overbake! Cool about 25 minutes and serve with toppings of your choice, such as ice cream or freshly whipped cream.

*Important! Be sure to note where ingredients should be divided.


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