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Individual Chocolate-Amaretto Lava Cakes Recipe
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Individual Chocolate-Amaretto Lava Cakes
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Individual Chocolate-Amaretto Lava Cakes

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"Served individually with a dollop of whipped cream on top, these little chocolate cakes with a liquid chocolate-amaretto center make impressive gourmet desserts."

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Directions

  1. For centers, in a saucepan, melt 1/3 cup of the Ghirardelli® 60% Cacao Bittersweet Chocolate Baking Chips and cream over low heat. Remove from heat. Whisk gently to blend. Stir in 1 tablespoon of the amaretto. Freeze for 1 hour or until firm. Form into 6 balls; refrigerate until needed.
  2. For cake, preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Spray six 6-ounce ramekins or custard cups with nonstick cooking spray; set aside. In a double boiler, melt the remaining 2/3 cup Ghirardelli® 60% Cacao Bittersweet Chocolate Baking Chips and butter over low heat. Remove from heat. Whisk gently to blend. Stir in remaining 2 tablespoons amaretto; set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, beat eggs, egg yolks, and sugar with an electric mixer on high speed for 5 minutes or until thick and light. Fold melted chocolate mixture and flour into egg mixture just until combined. Spoon cake batter into prepared ramekins. Gently press a chocolate ball into center of cake batter in each ramekin.
  4. Bake for 15 minutes or until cake is firm to the touch. Let ramekins stand on a wire rack for 5 minutes. Run a small, sharp knife around inside of each ramekin. One at a time, place a small plate on top of each ramekin, invert, and remove ramekin. If desired, top each cake with a dollop of whipped cream and chopped toasted* almonds.
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  • PREP 20 mins
  • COOK 15 mins
  • READY IN 1 hr 35 mins

Footnotes

  • * To toast almonds, preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spread almonds in a shallow baking pan. Bake for 5 to 10 minutes or until light brown, watching carefully and shaking once or twice.
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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 448 kcal
  • 22%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 34.6 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 185 mg
  • 62%
  • Fat
  • 32.9 g
  • 51%
  • Fiber
  • 1.9 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 5.4 g
  • 11%
  • Sodium
  • 137 mg
  • 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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