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Last Minute Recipe For Valentine’s Day

Here is a great sweet treat to make.  Something perfect for your perfect someone for Valentine’s Day.

Molten Lava Cakes

Molten Lava Cakes

Easy To Make

Prep Time: 35 min.

Cook time: 1/4hr

Serves 8

230g unsalted butter, plus more for the ramekins
4 teaspoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Pinch of cayenne pepper
Pinch of nutmeg
336g milk chocolate, chopped
1 cup cake flour
2 1/2 cups icing’ sugar, plus more for dusting (optional)
6 large eggs plus 6 egg yolks
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
Preheat the oven to 205 degrees C. Butter eight 6-ounce ramekins and sprinkle each with 1/2 teaspoon sugar.

Combine the butter, cinnamon, cayenne, nutmeg and chocolate in a saucepan over low heat, stirring frequently until melted and smooth. Cool slightly. Whisk the flour, icing’ sugar, eggs and yolks, vanilla extract and almond extract in a bowl until creamy. Whisk in the melted chocolate mixture. Divide among the prepared ramekins.
Bake the cakes until the tops are stiff and the edges darken, 12 to 14 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool 5 minutes. Loosen the edges of the cakes with a small paring knife and transfer to plates while warm. Dust with icing’ sugar.

Photograph by Gentl & Hyers
Recipe courtesy of The Neelys’ for Food Network Magazine

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