Back to the little dinner we hosted, when my roomie and I were thinking about desserts, we kept going back and forth between making cheesecake (her favorite) to having a molten chocolate lava cake with ice cream for the grand finale. We decided the molten chocolate lava cake would not only be easier (and who doesn’t love chocolate lava cakes??), but since we were cooking so much that day, the easier option would let us actually spend time with our friends too. It was actually surprising how easy it is to make. You can get the cake mixes, fill 2/3rds of a muffin cup with the cake mix, then top it with melted bittersweet chocolate. The melted chocolate simple seeps in the middle. We paired it with a scoop of Kulfi Pistachio-Cardamom ice cream from Adirondack Creamery (although, I have it pictured above with the toffee/vanilla Barkeater ice cream!).
It really helped to look up as many how-to videos as I could for all the recipes we made. I found this one the day before, and although it’s not how we ended up making our cakes, it’s still shows how easy it is to make these cakes. I even used her butter/sugar tip which allowed the cakes to slip out of the muffin tray with no problem. Check it out: