Salted Caramel Molten Lava Cakes for Two

  • Salted caramel molten lava cakes for two are the perfect treat for you and yours on any night of the week!

    Juuuust in case you didn’t know, Christmas is only three days away! It’s kind of crazy we’re reaching the end of December, huh? It’s supposed to rain all day here on Christmas Eve and it’s only going to be a balmy 60 degrees. On Christmas, it’s just going to be sunny in the 50’s. No white Christmas here for us! What about where you live?

    So, I started my own Harry Potter marathon on Saturday! Over Black Friday, I picked up a crazy good deal on the entire HP DVD set and I haven’t had a chance to dive into it. I always miss the marathons on TV so I decided to just start one on my own time ;) I forgot how YOUNG these actors were when they first started! I also forgot how much I’ve missed from the first ones. It made me think of the very last Harry Potter movies and how everything turned out in the end. It’s kinda fun watching the first one and knowing everything that they didn’t know, if that makes sense. Like, how horrible Professor Snape was made out to be or how much a mystery Voldemort was in the beginning. It’s just fun to re-live it all :)

    Anyone seeing any movies on Christmas day? I want to see Unbroken!

    Salted caramel molten lava cakes for two are the perfect treat for you and yours on any night of the week!

     

    Salted caramel molten lava cakes for two are the perfect treat for you and yours on any night of the week!

     

    Salted caramel molten lava cakes for two are the perfect treat for you and yours on any night of the week!

    I know there’s an obnoxious amount of photos for this recipe but I just couldn’t decide and leave out any of the decadence! Let me tell ya – photographing a molten lava cake is NOT easy! It looked horrible and like a pile of poo without the ice cream on top. Such a shame I had to add creamy vanilla ice cream atop these salted caramel molten lava cakes for two ;)

    Anyway – if you have a hankering for cake for you and your hunny, I highly suggest whipping up a batch of this and topping it with some ice cream! The salted caramel is an extra touch and if you don’t want to, that’s fine too. I just love adding salted caramel to my desserts!

    Salted caramel molten lava cakes for two are the perfect treat for you and yours on any night of the week!

    This is what it’s supposed to look like before you flip it over :) doesn’t it look so decadent?! You know you want to dig right in!!

    Salted caramel molten lava cakes for two are the perfect treat for you and yours on any night of the week!

     

    Salted Caramel Molten Lava Cakes for Two
    Prep Time
    15 mins
    Cook Time
    15 mins
    Total Time
    30 mins
     

    The perfect treat for you and yours on any night of the week!

    Servings: 2
    Ingredients
    • 3/4 cup dark chocolate chunks
    • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
    • 2 teaspoon granulated sugar
    • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1 large egg
    • 1 tablespoon milk
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 2 teaspoons salted caramel sauce, divided
    • Vanilla ice cream for topping
    Instructions
    1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
    2. Place a heat-proof glass bowl over a pot of simmering water or use a double-boiler.
    3. Melt chocolate and butter together then remove from heat.
    4. In a small bowl, whisk together sugar, flour, and baking powder.
    5. Add egg, milk, and vanilla extract to the chocolate mixture. Whisk to incorporate.
    6. Add the dry mixture to the wet mixture then whisk until fully incorporated.
    7. Divide batter amongst 2 well-greased 6-ounce ramekins.
    8. Add 1 teaspoon of salted caramel into the center of the batter in each ramekin.
    9. Bake for 13-15 minutes or until the edges of the cake are set and the center is only slightly jiggly.
    10. Invert the ramekin onto a plate, top with ice cream, and serve.

     

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  • Vijay @ NoshOnIt says:

    Totally going to make this for me & the wife soon!

  • marla says:

    I need to dive into this sweet dream stat!

  • Ali | Gimme Some Oven says:

    Mmmm, you had me at molten. :) These look wonderful!

    And I can’t wait to see Unbroken too!

  • Heather Christo says:

    these look so decadent and delicious!

  • Maria says:

    My kind of dessert!

  • francesca says:

    decadent indeed!

  • Lauren says:

    Two teaspoons of caramel in each lava cake or one teaspoon in each?

    • Julie says:

      Hi sorry, 1 teaspoon of caramel in each lava cake.

  • Gaby says:

    These look WONDERFUL!!!

  • Katie says:

    Oh man these sound delicious. I love chocolate lava cakes!

  • Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough says:

    Salted caramel + chocolate = THE BEST. Love these little cakes!

  • Erin | The Law Student's Wife says:

    Give me all the oozy, gooey, caramely, chocolatey ice cream cake lava. I’m doubling this, b/c I’d eat both otherwise ;- )

  • Aimee @ Simple Bites says:

    Wow. So decadent and delicious!

  • Matea says:

    Hard to believe Christmas is tomorrow! And these lava cakes look sooo good; I’ll probably need to make a few batches :)

  • Meriem @ Culinary Couture says:

    One for me, and one for me. Yeah, I’m not sharing these when I make them.

  • Megan {Country Cleaver} says:

    Totally sin worthy!! I love these Julie!

  • MaryAnn says:

    Pinned it, made it, loved it! ‘Nuff said. :-)

    • Julie says:

      Yay! So happy to hear this!

  • Marsha says:

    Are you sure it’s only a teaspoon of caramel for each? That’s not much.

    • Julie says:

      Yup, positive. You’re welcome to add more if you don’t think it’s enough.

  • Michael says:

    Made them for my wife on Valentine’s Day and making them again. The Salt Carmel Sauce is good by itself.

    • Julie says:

      Awesome! So glad you guys enjoyed this!

  • Cassondra says:

    Hi! I want to make this for a nice dessert for my boyfriend, but he doesn’t like dark chocolate. Can it be made with milk chocolate chunks?

    • Cassondra says:

      Or semisweet?

      • Julie says:

        Yep, any kind of chocolate chip is fine.

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