Even us die-hard real foodies love a “cheat” treat every now and then. And if it’s homemade from scratch (and includes chocolate!!) I am game. These molten lava cakes are perfect for Valentine’s Day or any other time of year you’re simply having a craving. Their naturally small size helps keep serving sizes in check, and this little video shows how simple this recipe really is.
4-Ingredient Molten Lava Cakes
- 8 tablespoons butter 1 stick
- 3/4 cup chocolate chips
- 2 eggs
- 2 egg yolks discard or use egg whites elsewhere
- 2 tablespoons sugar
Preheat oven to 450 degrees F and line a muffin pan with parchment paper muffin liners.
Melt butter and chocolate chips together over low heat until smooth. Let cool slightly.
In a large bowl whisk together the eggs and sugar. Stir in the melted chocolate mixture until well combined.
Divide among 10 standard muffin cups and bake until cakes are puffed up, but still jiggly in the center - about 6 to 8 minutes. Turn out upside down onto a plate, garnish, and serve immediately.
Suggested garnishes: Fresh berries, powdered sugar, whipped cream and/or vanilla ice cream
We recommend organic ingredients when feasible.