Posted by: Maggie
Sometimes, you need hot, decadent, melty chocolate quickly.
Maybe you don't want to wait for butter to soften. Maybe you don't want to drag out your mixer, or dirty a lot of bowls. Maybe you simply don't want leftovers staring you in the face.
This is a recipe for when you're feeling impatient or lazy, but can't quell your chocolate cravings with a handful of chocolate chips, or that random chocolate Snack-Pak that's been hiding in your fridge and never seems to expire.
This takes 5 minutes to mix together, and 10-15 minutes to bake, depending on your oven. You can't tell from this photo, but when you cut into this, thick, fudgy, chocolately "lava" slowly pours out. Make it tonight!
Here's what you'll need:
Non-stick baking spray
Unsweetened cocoa powder, for dusting
1 tablespoon butter
1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 large egg
4 teaspoons sugar
1 tablespoon peanut butter (or 1 tablespoon bourbon if you don't want PB!)
Pinch of salt
1 teaspoon flour
Powdered sugar and berries for garnish, if desired
Place a baking sheet in the oven, and preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a ramekinwith baking spray, and dust with cocoa powder. Set aside.
Place butter and chocolate chips in a microwave safe dish, and nuke in 15-second increments, stirring in between, until melted. In a medium bowl, whisk together egg, sugar, and peanut butter until thoroughly combined. Whisk in chocolate mixture until incorporated. Lastly, mix in salt and flour.
Pour batter into ramekin, and place on the baking sheet in the oven. Bake for 10-15 minutes. You will know it's done when the top looks dry, but the cake still jiggles. Let cool for 5 minutes, then run a knife around the edge to loosen. Carefully invert onto a plate, and garnish with powdered sugar and berries, if desired. Eat immediately!
Source: adapted from Joy the Baker Cookbook: 100 Simple and Comforting Recipes
This post contains affiliate link(s).