Molten Chocolate Lava Cakes

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Weโ€™ve been MIA! Well, weโ€™ve been soaking up all the sun we can while it lasts. The last few days have been just wonderful out here in Cincinnati! It felt surreal- such lovely weather in the middle of such brutal winters?! I really had forgotten what to wear in warmer temperatures, how my body would react to the sun and what my eyes would feel seeing the snow finally melt. ๐Ÿ™‚ We felt like little kids running around all over the place aimlessly just โ€˜coz it was warm. It has made me a happier person and I will hopefully survive the rest of the winters without cribbing too much. Ok, I could go on and on about this so I shall stop.

Now, on to the more important stuff. Last Fiesta Friday we took our Chicken Burgers to Angieโ€™s and snuck in a couple pictures of the Molten Chocolate Lava Cake which gained more popularity than those poor little chicken burgers. So this week Molten Chocolate Lava Cake it is. And oh, do you remember I mentioned the cakes were healthy- or at least healthier than the usual molten chocolate lava cakes? So, as promised here is how we made it:

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Molten Chocolate Lava Cakes

Yield: 2 small (3 inch diameter) ramekins

Ingredients

  • ยผ cup organic coconut palm sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon espresso powder or instant coffee powder
  • a pinch of salt
  • 2/3 cup bitter-sweet chocolate chunks
  • 3 tablespoons organic refined coconut oil
  • 1 ยฝ tablespoons oat flour
  • 1 ยฝ tablespoons brown rice flour
  • (in the alternative, you could also use 3 tablespoons of just oat flour or 3 tablespoons of just brown rice flour or 3 tablespoons of all-purpose flour if you donโ€™t have either of the two flours)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F and grease the two ramekins with coconut oil and set aside.
  2. Over a double boiler, melt the chocolate together with the coconut oil and set aside to cool.
  3. In a separate mixing bowl, add the sugar, egg, egg yolk, vanilla, espresso or instant coffee powder and salt. Mix this well for about 2-3 minutes and set this aside for about 10 minutes to allow the coconut sugar to dissolve.
  4. Next, add in the cooled chocolate to the egg and sugar mix. Mix this gently until the chocolate is well incorporated.
  5. Then, add in the flour and fold in gently. Do not over mix this.
  6. Pour the batter into the ramekins, place the ramekins on a cookie sheet and bake in the oven for about 10-12 minutes.
  7. Allow them to cool for about 10-15 minutes before taking them out of the ramekins, dust with powdered sugar or cocoa and enjoy!
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Here is how they looked right out of the oven..

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now, dig in…

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then, admire the beauty of the cake…

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and have a great weekend! ๐Ÿ™‚

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31 Comments:

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  2. Love that you used all healthy ingredients including coconut oil my favorite! On my next to do list! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Your molten lava cakes have been on my mind all week long! I have a recipe at the ready, but yours definitely looks healthier. I have to get some brown rice flour and espresso powder and I’m going to try this pronto. I especially love that your recipe is for two!

  4. What a great fiesta post!! I adore chocolate molten lava cakes. These look awesome!!

  5. I am saving this one to make soon!

  6. I just so badly want one of these right now, I’ll settle for just a bite please!!!

  7. Oh was this the one I was waiting for so long? Gorgeous! On my to try list ;).

  8. Oh yeah! Now you’re getting serious! LOVE chocolate lava cakes! I’ve made them a few times, but yours are much prettier, of course. ‘Coz in my house, we don’t even get the chance to unmold and dust with cocoa powder. We ate them as soon as they came out of the oven, still in the ramekins. We’re such gluts! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • It happened to us the last time we made it so we mentally prepared ourselves to not gobble it up this time :p. we’re all gluts, Angie! ๐Ÿ™‚

      there’s so much variety at FF this week- what fun. Only if we could get to taste some or maybe all of it!

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