Lava Cakes

The first time I made this dessert, I made it for 6, as the recipe instructs.  The next time it was for 12 and so on.  I’ve successfully made 60 for dinner, with no mishaps, it is a very simple dessert, and you’ll only be limited by the amount of ramekins you have on hand.  That being said, I have made mini ones using a muffin pan.  You need to watch the timing if using muffin tins as they’re metal and hold less than a ¾ c ramekin.

These are a wonderful dessert for a dinner party.  The individual cakes can be made ahead and then popped in the oven 20 minutes before serving.  For anyone who loves the richness of chocolate these will be just the ticket, however they’re not particularly heavy, the portions are moderate, and when served with a tart raspberry coulis make a great ending to a meal. Continue reading