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Nutella Chocolate Molten Lava Cake February 15, 2013

Filed under: Dessert,Max — tiffanyrose913 @ 8:29 pm

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Mike found this in our local Pittsburgh Paper about a month ago, and said he wanted to make it for Valentines Day…. I am sooo glad he found this! This tasted just like the dessert you get from a restaurant , and it is sooo easy! And, it wouldn’t be Valentine’s day without my Hearthrob, Max πŸ™‚

For the cakes

β€’10 tablespoons (1 1/4 sticks) unsalted butter

β€’1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

β€’1/3 cup Nutella (chocolate hazelnut spread)

β€’1/2 cup all-purpose flour

β€’1 1/4 cups confectioners’ sugar

β€’3 large eggs

β€’3 egg yolks

β€’1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

For garnish

β€’2 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar

β€’Nutella

β€’Sweetened whipped cream, optional

β€’12 whole hazelnuts, toasted

β€’6 fresh strawberries, sliced in half

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Generously spray a 12-cup muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray.

Place butter, chocolate chips and Nutella in a large microwave-safe bowl. Heat mixture in microwave for 60 seconds, then in three 30-second increments, stirring until smooth after each interval. Stir the flour and confectioners’ sugar into the chocolate-butter mixture. Mix in eggs and egg yolks, one at a time. Add vanilla and mix until combined.

Divide batter evenly among muffin cups, filling them about three-quarters full. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, or until edges are firm but centers are still soft.

Allow cakes to cool in pan for 3 minutes to set up. Run a knife around edges to loosen cakes, and invert them onto a cutting board. Transfer each cake to a serving plate. Lightly dust confectioners’ sugar over each one, followed by a dollop of Nutella, some sweetened whipped cream, if desired, a hazelnut and a strawberry half.

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