Yes, a picture is worth a thousand words. Why waste time telling you how decadent and good this molten lava cake is. The picture says it all. I do have to say this though, quick, easy, YUMMY!
2 sticks butter4 teaspoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon espresso powder (optional)
12 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
1 cup all-purpose flour
2-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
6 large eggs
6 large egg yolks
1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Prepare 8 (6-ounce) ramekins with either butter, shortening or cooking spray and sprinkle each with about 1/2 teaspoon sugar.
In a saucepan combine butter, cinnamon, cayenne, nutmeg, and chocolate over low heat until melted and smooth; stirring frequently. Remove from burner and set aside to cool slightly.
In a large bowl whisk together flour, confectioners' sugar, eggs and yolks, vanilla extract and almond extract until creamy. Add melted chocolate to the batter and whisk together.
Pour into prepared ramekins.
Bake cakes until the top is stiff and cracked and the edges are dark, about 12 to 14 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool for 5 minutes. Loosen the edges of the cake with a small paring knife then invert onto plates while warm.
I've learned there are two kinds of people in this world. People that adore gooey chocolate and those that won't admit it. Which one are you?