I’m having the Valentine’s blues.
No more brilliant excuse to buy all the cheesy cards, or have chocolate dessert at the end of every meal. Which is a shame, really, ’cause those are some of my very favourite things.
But you know what, I might just keep living as if #EveryDaysValentinesDay.
Surely, all those 50% off stickers are a sign that I should stock up on all the cards and heart-shaped everything. And as for chocolate, I never really need an excuse (and even if I did, chocolate actually makes you happy, right? So #JustWhatTheDoctorOrdered)…
Plus I have found the best ever recipe for mini chocolate lava cakes.
AKA the easiest, most irresistible and adorable chocolate puddings ever.
Just look at that melted chocolate centre! #Thingsdreamsaremadeof
Now tell me you’re not even a little bit tempted to join the #EveryDaysValentinesDay team…
Mini chocolate lava cake (serves 2)
Ingredients: 50g chocolate + 4 squares, 1 big egg, 40g sugar, 25g butter (+ some for the ramequins), 2 teaspoons flour (+ a bit for the ramequins)
1. Pre-heat your oven to 250°C
2. Melt your chocolate and butter (either using a bain marie or in the microwave)
3. Add in the egg, sugar and flour and give it a good mix
4. Pour 1/3 of the batter in two (buttered and floured) ramequins, pop 2 extra squares of chocolate in each pot and top with the rest of the batter
5. Bake for 9-12 min and serve immediately (preferably with a nice scoop of ice cream and some caramel sauce on top…)
4 thoughts on “Mini Chocolate Lava Cake”
Wow, these look amazing! I never thought that the middle would just be a block of chocolate and I’ve just realised I have the perfect pots for them too so it’s a must 🙂
The extra block of chocolate in the middle is my little trick to make sure that the middle remains melty, even if the pots are in the oven for a few too many minutes… Plus it allows for some extra customization options (very much considering using some caramel filled Cadbury eggs next time!!)
Let me know how your experimentations go!
These look great and you make them sound so easy! I reckon some Lindor eggs in the middle would be a great way to use up Easter chocolate, which is right around the corner 😉 x
OMG YES!! Hurry up, Easter, so we have plenty of leftover eggs that need using up!