Monday, August 27, 2012

Chocolate Cinnamon Lava Cake

Once in a while hubby and I get a really intense craving for some dessert.  Usually on the weekend after a lazy day marathon cuddling on the couch. This time I took inspiration from a classic dessert we had at our favorite restaurant 616.  I must admit, although it's looks did not turn out quite restaurant worthy the taste was definitely there. It was amazing. It was like a warm brownie on the outside and ooie gooie on the inside.  Simply divine. 
6 6oz ramekins
Unsweetened baking cocoa 
6 oz chocolate chips (about 1/4 of a normal size bag)
3/4 cup butter or margarine
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
4 eggs
1 1/2 cups of powdered sugar
1/2 cup of  Bisquick mix

1. Pre-heat the over to 450 degrees. Spray the inside and sides of six oven proof ramekins.  Sprinkle the cocoa powder on the sides and the bottom of the ramekin so it's completely covered. Place on top of a pan just in case they cook over and drip although they shouldn't.

2. In a pan mix the butter and chocolate together until they are completely melted and mixed well. Stir in vanilla and cinnamon and take of the heat.

3. While you're waiting for the chocolate to melt, mix the eggs and powdered sugar in a seperate bowl .  Once the chocolate mixture is melted, slowly add the mixture to the eggs.  Make sure it's slow so you don't cook the eggs, they have to slowly come up to temperature.  Once the mixture is well mixed add the Bisquick mix and stir well.

4. Divide the mixture and separate evenly among your ramekins. Pop them in the over for about 12-15 minutes.  Once you take them out make sure to cool them for about 5-7 minutes.  Scrape along the sides to better get them out of the ramekin. (this is where I had my little issue)  Put a plate on top of the ramekin and flip onto the plate.  Sprinkle with powdered sugar and add your favorite chopped fruit on top.

And that's it!  Pretty simple as ussual and way yummier than just a plain old piece of cake. 
I should call this more of a cake/brownie, but I'll let you be the judge. 

1 comment:

  1. Oh wow that looks awesome. I was just looking at a recipe for this the other night bc I was craving chocolate and went with chocolate pudding bc I was to lazy. Next time I am trying your recipe YUMMY.