Chocolate Raspberry Lava Cakes

Chocolate Raspberry Lava Cakes
  • Prep Time
  • Cooking Time
  • Skill Level
    Intermediate
  • Makes
    10
    servings

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon plus 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, divided
  • 1 2/3 cups (10- oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Dark Chocolate Morsels, divided
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 cups plus 2 teaspoons granulated sugar, divided
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup fresh raspberries (about 18) plus additional for garnish
  • Vanilla DREYER'S or EDY'S® SLOW CHURNED® Light Ice Cream (optional)
  • Fresh mint sprigs (optional)

Instructions

PREHEAT oven to 350° F. Grease 10 jumbo muffin cups generously with 1 tablespoon butter.

MELT in separate small, microwave-safe bowl, 1/3 cup morsels and heavy cream on HIGH 20 seconds; STIR. If needed, microwave at additional 10-second intervals. Refrigerate to cool. This is the lava batter.

MELT remaining 1 1/3 cups morsels and 3/4 cup butter in medium, microwave-safe bowl on HIGH 30 seconds; STIR. If needed, microwave at additional 15-second intervals, stirring vigorously after each interval until morsels are melted.

BEAT 1 1/2 cups sugar, eggs and egg yolk in large mixer bowl for 2 minutes or until well combined and batter is thick and pale colored. Add vanilla extract. Beat in the melted chocolate and butter mixture. Add flour and salt until just combined. Batter will be thick.

COMBINE raspberries and remaining 2 teaspoons sugar and crush with a fork (you should have some almost whole raspberry pieces).

DIVIDE chocolate batter into each of the prepared cups about 1/3 to 1/2 full. Spoon up the sides to create a divot in the middle. Spoon in level measuring teaspoon of chilled lava mixture into each divot and top each with level teaspoon of raspberry mixture. Then carefully cover raspberry mixture with remaining chocolate batter, carefully spreading to edge, if possible. Cups should be 3/4 full- not filled to the top.

BAKE for 19 to 21 minutes or until centers of cake are level and no longer move. Let sit on wire rack for 5 minutes. Centers will collapse somewhat on cooling.

TO SERVE, run a thin knife around edge of cup to loosen. Holding a baking sheet over top of pan, carefully invert onto sheet to release. Carefully transfer to serving plates. Serve warm. If desired, serve with a small scoop of ice cream, fresh raspberries and a sprig of mint.

Nutritional Information

% Daily Value *

  • Total Fat 27g 42%
  • Saturated Fat 16g 80%
  • Cholesterol 115mg 38%
  • Sodium 85mg 4%
  • Carbohydrates 56g 19%
  • Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
  • Vitamin A 10%
  • Vitamin C 4%
  • Calcium 2%
  • Iron 4%
  • Sugars 44g
  • Protein 3g

* Percentage Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.