Francesca's Vicinato's Chocolate Lava Cakes

Francesca's Vicinato's Chocolate Lava Cakes
Servings: 8 Prep 15 mins Microwave 350°F 2 mins Bake 350°F 15 mins to 17 mins


  • 12 ounces bittersweet chocolate
  • 3/4 cup (1-1/2 sticks) unsalted butter
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • Melted butter to grease the molds
  • Mint chocolate chip ice cream
  • Fresh mint garnish, optional

Make It

1. In a large glass bowl, break up bittersweet chocolate. Add butter, and microwave on high for 2 minutes until melted and smooth, stirring halfway through. Stir until smooth; cool slightly.

2. In a medium-size bowl, whip eggs and sugar on medium-high speed of an electric mixer or by hand, until tripled in volume, about 6 to 7 minutes.

3. Fold egg mixture into chocolate and divide among 8 well-buttered 6-ounce ramekins or molds. Bake at 350 degrees F for 15 to 17 minutes or until top is just set.

4. Invert cakes onto plates and serve with mint ice cream and fresh mint, if desired.