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Friday, April 24, 2009

Chocolate Lava Cakes

This is one of my favorite desserts from my friend Andrea. She has a lot of great recipes and this is one of them. It is almost like a brownie on top but then has a warm gooey, hot fudge, not all the way done in the middle center. They are delicious with a little powdered sugar, whipped cream or if you really want to indulge, vanilla ice cream. This is a great dish for company because you can put it in the oven when they arrive for dinner and by the time you're done eating, they're cooked and cooled and ready to go. It's also nice for Valentine's or a romantic dinner.

Chocolate Lava Cakes

6 oz. semi sweet chocolate chips

1 1/2 sticks butter

3 large eggs

4 egg yolks

1 1/2 cups powdered sugar

1/2 c. flour

butter for ramekins

sugar for ramekins (optional)

Butter 6 ramekins and if desired sprinkle with sugar. In a medium saucepan melt butter and chocolate chips. Mix all other ingredients together and then add melted chocolate/butter mixture. Pour into buttered ramekins. Bake at 425 for 10-12 minutes. Let cool for 10-15 minutes before serving. Garnish with powdered sugar, whipped cream or vanilla ice cream. Serves 6.

**This is one of those trial and error desserts. Let the edges get pretty done looking. If they come out too runny just stick them back in for 5-10 more minutes**

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