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Molten Lava Cakes

By Paula Deen


Difficulty: Medium

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 10 minutes

Servings: 10


  • 1 1/2 cups confectioner's sugar
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 10 tablespoons (1 1/4 sticks) butter
  • 2 (1 oz) squares semi-sweet chocolate
  • 6 (1 oz) squares bittersweet chocolate
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons orange liquor


Preheat oven to 425 °F. Grease 6 (6 oz) custard cups. Melt chocolates and butter in the microwave or in a double boiler. Add flour and sugar to chocolate mixture. Stir in eggs until smooth. Stir in vanilla and orange liquor. Divide batter evenly among custard cups. Bake for 14 minutes. Edges should be firm but the center will be runny. Run a knife around the edge to loosen and invert onto dessert plate.