Chili's Molten Lava Cake
Chili's serves this cake topped with vanilla ice cream and a crunchy chocolate shell, which can be made with Smucker's Magic Shell.
INGREDIENTS | SERVES 4
- 5 tablespoons butter
- 3.5 ounces dark chocolate
- 2 extra-large eggs
- 1 extra-large egg yolk
- 3 teaspoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 tablespoons flour
- 2 teaspoons cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
Preheat the oven to 425°F.
Melt the butter and chocolate together in the microwave for 2–3 minutes on medium heat. Stir to combine.
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, sugar and vanilla until the mixture is light yellow in color and the sugar is dissolved.
Stir the warm chocolate mixture into the egg mixture and whisk until combined. Sift in the flour, cocoa, and salt. Fold in with a spatula until combined.
Spoon into 4 buttered 5-ounce ramekins, and tap on the table to settle any air bubbles. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Place the ramekins in a baking dish and add water to the dish until it is halfway up the sides. Bake for 15 minutes.
Origins of the Lava Cake
Legend has it that this chocolate lava cake was the result of a major culinary disaster. The dessert was meant to be individual chocolate cakes, but a cook took them out of the ovens too soon, and the centers where still liquefied. Since there was no time to cook them further, the chef simply introduced the dessert as a chocolate lava cake.