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Homemade Lava Cake

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Indulge in the decadence of homemade lava cakes – a magical recipe that brings together rich dark chocolate and a molten center. Embark on a culinary journey filled with enchantment and delight.

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2. Ingredients:

Gather the following ingredients for your magical lava cake adventure:

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  • 3/4 cup good quality dark chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup cake flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3/4 cup whole milk, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar (for dusting)
  • Vanilla ice cream (optional, for garnish)
  • Chocolate syrup (optional, for drizzle garnish)

3. Creating the Chocolate Base:

Begin by melting dark chocolate chips with heated whole milk. Allow the mixture to cool in the refrigerator, setting the stage for the molten magic.

4. Preparing the Magical Cake Batter:

Sift together powdered sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, and baking soda. Whisk in cake flour and kosher salt, creating a luscious chocolate cake batter.

5. Assembling the Lava Cakes:

Combine the dry ingredients with whole milk, vegetable oil, and vanilla extract. Create a magical batter that will form the base of your decadent lava cakes.

6. Cooking the Mini Marvels:

Fill each “cup” of an Appe pan, adding a touch of the chilled dark chocolate mixture in the center. Cook the mini cakes, turning them over to let the molten magic flow within.

7. Unveiling the Molten Magic:

Carefully remove the cakes from the pan, unveiling the molten center that makes these lava cakes truly enchanting.

8. Finishing Touches:

Dust the lava cakes with powdered sugar for a touch of enchantment. For an extra flourish, drizzle chocolate syrup over the cakes and, if desired, serve with a scoop of creamy vanilla ice cream.

9. Conclusion:

In conclusion, savor the magical experience of indulging in homemade lava cakes. With a rich chocolate base and a molten center, these mini marvels are a delightful treat for any occasion. Enjoy the enchantment and culinary bliss

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