...Witnesses thrilled! And Well-fed!
The first one erupted at approximately 2:30 pm...
And the second, about an hour later!
Now, I know it borders on cruel to post a picture of a decadent dessert like Molten Lava Cake, when most people won't even see it before Ash Wednesday. But it made a great Mardi Gras tea time dessert here...and Lent won't last forever! Besides, this looks much harder than it is (Junie B. and Taz did all of it, other than separating the eggs, baking and plating). You deserve to know at least that.
So here's the recipe :)
Chocolate Molten Lava Cake
4 squares semi-sweet chocolate
1/2 c butter
1 cup confectioners' sugar
2 egg yolks
6 T flour
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Butter 4 custard or souffle dishes (we used stoneware tea cups) and place on a baking sheet.
Microwave the butter and chocolate in a large bowl on high for 1 minute, or until the butter is melted; stir with a wire whisk until the chocolate is completely melted.
Stir in sugar until completely blended, then whisk in eggs and egg yolks. Finally, stir in the flour.
Divide the batter evenly among the prepared cups.
Bake for 13-14 minutes, until the sides are firm but the centers are soft. Let stand for 1 minute.
Carefully run a small knife around the cakes to loosen, then invert onto a small dish. If desired, gently break the edge with a spoon to allow the "lava" to flow.
Top with a sprinkle of confectioners' sugar or whipped cream, and serve immediately. (Or in 6 weeks. Just kidding!)