These little treasures are great to make and have in the fridge for a plethora of occasions. I serve them at dinner parties and give them as gifts in pairs every Valentine’s Day to friends and family. Today I made 40 of them for a bridal shower as a favor to take home and bake… but of course my Hubby and I had to have a little sample so I could show you how awesome and easy they are… (now there are only 38). The best part is they can be stored uncooked in the fridge for several months and you can pop them in the oven any time you want one. Here, have a bite…
Mini Chocolate Lava Cake
20 4 oz mason jars
12 oz bittersweet chocolate
4 oz semisweet chocolate
2 1/2 sticks of butter
1 cup all purpose flour
3 cups confectioner’s sugar
6 eggs + 6 egg yolks
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup + 1 Tbs Crème de menthe or any fruity liqueur on hand (like blueberry)!
Preheat the oven to 425 °F. Remove the lids from the mason jars and set aside. Butter or Crisco the inside of the jars. Melt the chocolate and butter in the microwave in a large microwave safe glass bowl. Add the flour, confectioner’s sugar, eggs, egg yolks, vanilla, and liqueur. With a whisk mix until the batter becomes smooth.
Carefully pour about 3 oz of chocolate mixture into each little jar… (a good way to measure is to the first screw top line from the bottom of the jar). Return the lids to the jars you are not going to consume and store in the refrigerator.
Pop the jars you are going to devour in the oven for exactly 12 minutes for delicious chocolate lava decadence!