Molten Chocolate … is there anything better than that?

This past weekend, I took my daughter out to dinner for a little girl bonding time. Of course, that means dessert! And with my daughter that always means chocolate. It was a delightfully sweet and chocolatey concoction – lava cake! Just so happens, my kids tooks a cooking class this summer at Chefs Academy and the provided this delicious recipe. Enjoy!

4 squares semi-sweet baking chocolate
½ cup butter, plus extra to coat cups
1 cup powdered sugar
2 eggs
2egg yolks
6 Tbsp. flour
Additional powdered sugar to garnish
Whipped topping to garnish

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Grease the inside of the custard cups with butter and place on baking sheet. Place chocolate and ½ cup butter in large bowl and microwave on HIGH for 1 minute or until butter is melted. Stir with wire whisk until chocolate is completely melted. Stir in sugar until well blended. Whisk in eggs and egg yolks. Stir in flour. Divide batter between prepared cups and bake 13 to 14 minutes or until sides are firm but centers are soft. Let stand 1 minute. Carefully run a small knife around cakes to loosen. Invert cakes onto dessert dishes. Using a hand strainer, sift powdered sugar on top to garnish. Top with 1 Tbsp. of whipped topping or ice cream. Serve immediately. Makes 4.

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