These great little custard cup chocolate lava cakes are the easiest to prepare and every time I serve them, people are so excited to be eating something that tastes like they get when visiting a great steak house dessert. I didn’t remember to take a picture before serving them last night to friends, but the empty plates told me that they loved them!
4 oz semi-sweet baking chocolate (I had a bar of bittersweet chocolate and used that and they turned out awesome)
1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
1 tables red wine (I used orange chello as I didn’t have red wine last night)
1 teas vanilla
1 cup powdered sugar
2 eggs plus 1 egg yolk
6 tables flour
1/4 teas cinnamon
Powdered sugar or ice cream for topping
Preheat oven to 425 degrees
Grease 4 custard cups
Microwave chocolate and butter for 1 minute and then stir until chocolate is completely melted. Stir in wine (or any liquor flavor you might like, even amaretto is good),vanilla and powdered sugar. Whisk in eggs and yolk. Stir in remaining ingredients. Spoon evenly into cups and place on a baking tray. Bake in preheated oven for about 14 minutes. Centers will still be a little soft and jiggly. Loosen edges and turn out onto plates and sprinkle with powdered sugar or top with ice cream.
*It is so easy to use a big cookie dough scoop to fill the custard cups