molten chocolate lava cakes recipe

The name really says it all: a combination of sweet citrus and dark chocolate are a lovely mélange of flavors. And the lava-like consistency makes for an ooey-gooey experience that isn’t easily rivaled. The individual servings are perfect for sharing. And it will be the perfect dessert at your next party.

Chances are you’ll have your guests at, “Molton Orange Chocolate…”

What you need:

Six 4oz. mason jars (or ramekins)

7 tablespoons unsalted butter

2.5 chocolate bars or 8 oz of chocolate (we used Pure Dark)

1 tablespoon Grand Marnier

1 heaping tablespoon orange zest

1/3 cup granulated sugar

3 tablespoons flour

1/4 teaspoon salt

4 eggs

How you make it:

Coat inside walls and bottom of mason jars or ramekins using one tablespoon of butter and set aside.

In a double boiler over simmering water, melt butter and chocolate together. Remove from heat and stir in Grand Marnier and orange zest. Add sugar and flour, and stir to combine.

Using an electric beater, add in eggs one at a time and continue beating for 3 minutes until chocolate turns a lighter shade of brown.

Fill each jar with 1/3 cup of batter. Let them sit for 30 minutes at room temperature.

When ready to bake, preheat oven to 400°F. Place jars on a baking sheet and bake for 10 to 14 minutes, or until top is set in center, but still slightly wobbly.

Remove from oven and let cool slightly. Top with powdered sugar and orange zest as garnish, if desired.


Recipe adapted from Food for my Family