Excuse me, just have to wipe up this drool...
To me the only thing better than a molten chocolate lava cake is a molten chocolate lava cake with a raspberry center. This classic and elegant presentation will up the "wow" factor a notch. Not a fan of raspberries? Just omit them and follow the rest of the recipe or get creative with the suggestions at the end.
Molten Chocolate Raspberry Lava Cakes ~ serves 4-8
4 oz dark chocolate, melted
4 oz semi-sweet chocolate, melted
4 tablespoons salted butter, softened
1/3 cup cake flour
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup frozen raspberries
1/2 tablespoon d'Arbo raspberry syrup
Preheat oven to 400º F. Butter and flour 4 ramekins and set aside.
Melt chocolate together. Cream together butter and sugar. Add eggs one at a time, incorporating between additions. Add flour and mix until just combined. Using a rubber spatula add melted chocolate, using quick, bowl circling strokes.
Combine frozen raspberries and d'Arbo raspberry syrup in a bowl. Microwave for 15 seconds and mix. It's okay if it's still frosty as long as the mix is malleable.
Fill ramekins halfway with chocolate batter. Make a well in the center and spoon one tablespoon raspberry mixture into each well. Fill ramekins to top with batter.
|Chocolate lava cake as it appears fresh from the oven|
|An example of an under-baked lava cake.|
Personally I find these cakes so luscious and rich that one small ramekin is enough to share, especially when you are en famille, but for a dinner party you'll want one ramekin per guest.
|Soft, delicious raspberry center|
Check out these other great chocolate lover's recipes here on Oh Cake:
Fruit & Nut Chocolate Bark
Chocolate Peppermint Pinwheel Cookies
Chocolate Orange Layer Cake
Chocolate Marshmallow Cream Cups
February is #chocolatelove month! I am very pleased to be co-hosting this month's lovebloghop with an ever-growing list of wonderful food bloggers:
A Little Bit of Everything ~ Roxana ~ @RoxanaGreenGirl
ASTIG Vegan ~ Richgail ~ @astigvegan
Badger Girl Learns to Cook ~ Kimberly ~ @BdgrGrl
Baker Street ~ Anuradha ~ @bakerstreet29
Baking and Cooking, A Tale of Two Loves ~ Becky Higgins
Baking Extravaganza ~ Samantha
BigFatBaker ~ Erin ~ @BigFatBaker
Bon a croquer ~ Valerie ~ @Valouth
CafeTerraBlog ~ Terra ~ @CafeTerraBlog
Cake Duchess ~ Lora ~ @cakeduchess
Cakeballs, Cookies and More ~ Sue
Cooking with Books ~ Marnely ~ @nella22
Creative Cooking Corner ~ Karriann ~ @KarriannGraf
Easily Good Eats ~ Three Cookies
Elephant Eats ~ Amy
Georgiecakes ~ Georgie ~ @georgiecakes
Hobby And More ~ Richa ~ @betit19
Java Cupcake ~ Betsy ~ @JavaCupcake
Kitchen Belleicious ~ Jessica ~ @kbelleicious
Mike's Baking ~ Mike ~ @mikesbaking
Mis Pensamientos ~ Junia ~ @juniakk
No One Likes Crumbley Cookies ~ TR ~ @TRCrumbley
Oh Cake ~ Jessica ~ @jesshose
Rico sin Azucar ~ Helena ~ @ricosinazucar
Savoring Every Bite ~ Linda ~ @Spicegirlfla
Simply Reem ~ Reem ~ @simplyreem
Smart Food and Fit ~ Lisa ~ @LisaNutrition
Soni's Food for Thought ~ Soni ~ @sonisfood
Sprint 2 the Table ~ Laura ~ @Sprint2theTable
Teaspoon of Spice ~ Deanna ~ @tspbasil
That Skinny Chick Can Bake ~ Liz ~ @Thatskinnychick
The Dusty Baker ~ Jacqueline ~ @dustybakergal
The More Than Occasional Baker ~ Ros ~ @bakingaddict
The Spicy RD ~ EA ~ @thespicyrd
The Wimpy Vegetarian ~ Susan ~ @wimpyvegetarian
Vegan Yack Attack! ~ Jackie ~ @veganyackattack
Vegetarian Mamma ~ Cindy ~ @VegetarianMamma
You Made That? ~ Suzanne ~ @YouMadeThatblog
I hope you'll join us by linking up your own chocolate recipes posted in February 2012 and following along to #chocolatelove on twitter. Don't forget to link back to this post, so that your readers know to come stop by the #chocolatelove event!