Chocolate Cherry Lava cakes
Sunday July 06th 2014, 11:12 pm
Filed under: Food,Knit,Recipes

If I do this row it’ll be done (meaning the row). If I do this next row I’ll never have to do it again. If I do this one more row it’ll be done.

And so on.  The baby blanket is coming along.

Meantime, I’ve been playing with a recipe. It’s the brief time of year when our Costco sells big bags of frozen tart cherries.

Chocolate Cherry Lava Cakes for two:

Mix a spoonful or two of sugar and a half spoonful of corn starch (optional) and stir into about a cup of frozen tart cherries; cover and zap for several minutes, long enough for the corn starch to have had its needed one minute of boiling time. Let cool a bit, then blenderize or cuisinartify to make sauce. Set aside.

Melt 2 tbl of either butter or coconut oil with 1/2 c of bittersweet chocolate by zapping about 35 seconds. (The original recipe calls for it to be chocolate chips.)

Whip two eggs with a pinch of salt; add the chocolate mixture in slowly as you beat it with a wire whisk so that the heat of the chocolate doesn’t cook the eggs. Add 2 tsp flour and whip a bit more, then pour into two greased 8 oz ramekins. Or two cupcakes’ worth or hot cocoa mugs or whatever works for you.

375 for 12-13 minutes (note that my oven is slow).

Serve lava cakes with cherry sauce.

I’ll add pictures later. I’ve been too caught up in finishing up the knitting for now.

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I’ve never looked into lava cakes at home…is it really that simple? Boy! I am gonna have to do that soon…mmmmm!

Comment by Pam 07.07.14 @ 1:19 pm

I’m thrilled to have a good recipe for a single-serving lava cake. Thanks.

Good to know that such a thing as frozen tart cherries can be found even if Costco feels like a long way to now that we’re having a heat wave.

Comment by RobinM 07.07.14 @ 3:25 pm

Oh, my, another ingenious design!

Comment by twinsetellen 07.07.14 @ 7:44 pm

I don’t usually go into Costco because it’s mostly too much walking around. But I told DH that I would FIND room in the freezer (that was his objection) if he brought home a big bag of frozen tart cherries. Wonder if ours has them.

Comment by Susan (sjanova) 07.08.14 @ 3:20 pm

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