Peppermint Lava Cakes

“It never ceases to amaze to see warm chocolate pudding ooze out of the center of this tender chocolate cake. These cakes are a showstopper on a plate! Serve lava cakes with whipped cream or ice cream.” —Carolyn Crotser, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Peppermint Lava Cakes
Peppermint Lava Cakes
Peppermint Lava Cakes
Servings Prep Time Cook Time
4servings 15minutes 15minutes
Servings Prep Time
4servings 15minutes
Cook Time
15minutes
Ingredients
Portions: servings
Units:
Ingredients
Portions: servings
Units:
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425°. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt chocolate chips and butter for 30 seconds; stir until smooth. Whisk in confectioners' sugar, eggs, egg yolks and extract until blended. Fold in flour.
  2. Transfer to four generously greased 4-oz. ramekins. Bake on a baking sheet until a thermometer reads 160° and edges of cakes are set, 14-16 minutes.
  3. Remove from oven; let stand 5 minutes. Run a knife around sides of ramekins; invert onto dessert plates. Sprinkle with crushed candies. Serve immediately.
Recipe Notes

Editor’s Note: You may substitute 3/4 teaspoon orange extract and 1-1/2 teaspoons orange peel mixed with 1 tablespoon coarse sugar for the peppermint extract and peppermint candies.