Looking for something a little special to make for your significant other half, well why not give this recipe a try, I know I will be.
Molten Lava Chocolate Cake
4oz Semi Sweet or Bitter Sweet Chocolate
1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1/8 Teaspoon Salt
2 Tablespoons Muscovado Sugar or Sucanat
1 Teaspoon Coconut Flour
2 Teaspoons Cacao Powder
4 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
(Plus a little more coconut oil to use for greasing the ramekins in which the cakes will be cooked)
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Whilst the oven is heating up lightly grease 4 x 6oz Ramekins with the additional coconut oil. If you wish to serve these cakes on to plates after removing them from the ramekins you also need to lightly flour the ramekins as well. The best thing to use is either some coconut or blanched almond flour or some cocoa powder.
In to a medium size bowl (that can go into a microwave) place the chocolate and coconut oil.
Place into microwave on low and cook until the chocolate has melted.
Then stir the mixture until it is smooth in consistency and then set aside to cool.
In another bowl (small one will suffice) place the eggs, vanilla extract, sugar and salt. Beat with a hand mixer until has become light and frothy. This should take around 5 minutes.
Take the egg mixture and pour this over the melted chocolate and then sift on to this the cacao powder and coconut flour, and gently fold all the ingredients together.
Now pour the batter into the ramekins that you prepared earlier to at least 1/2 inch from the top.
Place the ramekins on to a baking sheet and place in the oven and cook them cakes for between 11 and 12 minutes.
As soon as the cakes are baked remove from the oven and serve to your guests.
NB: If you would prefer you can actually bake the cakes earlier in the day and then keep them in the refrigerator until required later. However if you do this make sure that you get them out of the refrigerator in plenty of time to allow them to come back up to room temperature before you serve them.
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