Gina and her daughter Shelbie make individual chocolate molten lava cakes.
Chocolate Molten Lava Cake
Gina: Now, go ahead and melt two sticks of butter and I’m going to need a little bit help with this. Shel! She can get my chocolate for me, keep, trying to move in because we’re going to make some chocolate molten lava cakes.
Shelbi: Hey mom! What are you doing today?
Gina: Hi sweetie! I’m making some chocolate, some nice gooey, ooey chocolate. You could get that chocolate at the fridge. I mean that would be great. Just a pinch of cayenne, a little pinch of nutmeg and a half of teaspoon of cinnamon and Shelbi, we’re just going to pour it right in. That’s why I want to get my butter melting. This is about 12 ounces of semisweet chocolate that I chopped earlier. See that?
Gina: Just put that over there. Now, I’m going to leave you over here to kind of attend to this because chocolate has a tendency to melt really fast and get kind of hard, so we want to keep stirring it to make sure they don’t get hard. I want to keep it low and I’m going to get started on the batter for it.
Shelbi: All right.
Gina: So, we’re going to start with one cup of flour, two and a half cups of confectioner sugar.
Shelbi: How is this looking Mom?
Gina: Looks like this is going to be yummy when it oozes out. But it looks good. It’s supposed to be nice and smooth and creamy just like that. Good job little chocolate girl.
Now, we’re going to add in six eggs. I missed my little hand cracker, so I’ll have to do the work. Now, we have to do six egg yolks and one and a half teaspoon of vanilla extract, and a half a teaspoon of almond extract. I’m going to get it nice and creamy and then Shelbi is going to bring over her chocolate. Still creamy Shel?
Shelbi: Yup! It looks like liquor.
Gina: All right. I got my batter all nice and creamy so, I’m ready for the chocolate. Not too hot is it? ?You okay?
Gina: You got it? If I could just stick my tongue under there. Do not do it.
Shelbi: It’d probably burn my mouth.
Gina: It would. Scrape it around.
Shelbi: My mama raised me right.
Gina: We do not want to ever waste chocolate. It’s a girl’s best friend. So, this batter is nice and creamy. It’s ready for the ramekins. Go ahead and give me the ladle and we’re going to fill out all the ramekins up.
Look at this little cute shaped hearts. Well, we've already floured and sugar them, so when we invert them, they’ll just slide right out.
Now, you try. Fill that one up a little more.
Thank you, Shelbi. Now, open up the bottom of the oven for me. So, we’re going to bake these at 400 degrees for 12 to 14 minutes, so the cake does not bake off the way leaving the center oozy gooey. That looks good. I can't wait.
Shelbi: That was it?
Gina: That’s it!
Shelbi, let’s check our dessert. Look at that! Look at that honey. I got oozy. Here’s to the gooey ooey yummy yummy.
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