Saturday, November 22, 2008

Lava Cakes with Cherries

Lava cakes are absolutely nothing new. But they sure are good. A couple cherries added to the center make them even better; if that's possible.

Lava Cakes with Cherries
Makes 4
Printable Recipe

4 ounces semi-sweet chocolate
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
2 whole eggs
1 egg yolk
2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup flour
8 maraschino cherries - well drained

Grease 4 custard cups - 3/4 cup capacity and pre-heat oven to 425 degrees F. Melt butter and chocolate together and stir until smooth. Cool slightly. Beat eggs and yolk with vanilla; add to cooled chocolate and blend well. Stir in flour. Divide evenly between custard cups. Gently push 2 maraschino cherries into the center of each cake. Bake for 13 to 14 minutes. Loosen gently with a thin knife and upturn onto a plate. Sprinkle with confectioner's sugar.


Judy@nofearentertaining said...

Yummmm! HAd I seen this earlier I would have made this for dessert!

kat said...

Oh, I can imagine that with sour cherries too, yum

Lava said...

Hmmm - I love to make quite similar cakes with strawberry inside :-) yummmi