Chocolate Molten Lava Cakes

Warm desserts are perfect on cold nights, and warm chocolate oozing out of these cakes with a bit of vanilla ice cream are a real treat – add a few raspberries for a bit of tartness.

Chocolate Molten Lava Cake

4 ounces semi sweet baking chocolate

1/2 cup butter

1 tbsp good red wine (I like Cab Sauv)

1 tsp vanilla

1 cup icing sugar

2 eggs

1 egg yolk

6 tbsp flour

1/4 tsp ground Saigon Cinnamon

1/4 tsp ground ginger

1/8 tsp ground cloves

Preheat oven to 400

Butter 4 6 oz custard cups and place on baking sheet

Microwave chocolate and butter in bowl at 30 second intervals just until butter is melted and you are able to melt the chocolate into it smoothly.  Stir in wine, vanila, and icing sugar until smooth.  Stir in eggs and yolk.  Add flour and spices.  

Pour batter into custard cups.

Bake for 13 minutes (until sides are firm but they are soft in center).  Let stand 1 minute.  

Carefully loosen edges (with knife if necessary) and invert onto serving plate.  Sprinkle with icing sugar and serve with fresh raspberries and a small bit of vanilla ice cream.

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