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chocolate lava cake with caramel

Recipe by
Francine Lizotte
Surrey South, BC

Imagine the combination of chocolate and caramel together... it's a match made in heaven! You can have this elegant dessert at any time of the year... no need to wait for Valentine's Day!

yield 2 servings
prep time 10 Min
cook time 12 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For chocolate lava cake with caramel

  • soft butter as needed, for brushing the ramekins
  • 1 lg
    free-run egg yolk
  • 1 lg
    free-run egg
  • 2 Tbsp
    granulated sugar
  • 2 oz
    dark chocolate
  • 2 Tbsp
    unsalted butter
  • 2 tsp
    unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 Tbsp
    unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 pinch
    fleur de sel
  • 1 Tbsp
    caramel sauce
  • confectioners' sugar, for dusting
  • 6 lg
    raspberries, for garnish

How To Make chocolate lava cake with caramel

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 425ºF. Generously butter the inside of 2 (5 ½ oz.) ramekins; set aside. In a medium mixing bowl, combine egg yolk, egg and sugar. Whisk until light, lemon colored and foamy; set aside.
  • 2
    In a medium pot filled with a little bit of water, place a bowl over (double boiler or Bain Marie). Place chocolate and butter; cook until melt, stirring occasionally, about 2 minutes. Pour chocolate mixture into egg mixture and whisk until well combined.
  • 3
    Add cocoa powder to egg mixture by using a fine mesh sieve over and tap or rub spoon until powder has passed through; stir until combined. Repeat with flour; stir until mixed. Add fleur de sell and stir until all the ingredients are very well combined.
  • 4
    Fill up each ramekin about 1/3 of batter. Spoon caramel sauce in each and cover with the rest of the batter. Place ramekins on a baking sheet lined with a silicone mat. Bake to the preheated oven for 12 minutes.
  • 5
    Remove from the heat and let them rest for 4 minutes. Loosen the edges from the ramekin with a knife. Invert each cake onto a plate and dust with confectioners’ sugar; garnish with raspberries and serve immediately
  • 6
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