Are you faced with a cooking dilemma this Valentine’s Day? If you’re planning a home-cooked meal but you have a funny Gluten-Free Valentine, you might be wondering what you could possibly make for dessert. In my humble opinion, it is often easy avoiding the pitfalls of flour and gluten with wholesome, made from scratch main dishes, but not so easy when it comes to the finishing touch that will satisfy your sweetheart’s sweet tooth. Homestead Hottie has a huge sweet tooth and this recipe has been nothing but magical when she gets a craving that can’t be remedied by some store-bought “Gluten Bomb”.
Enter the Chocolate Lava Cake for two made without nary a drop of flour. The ingredient list contains nothing exotic and takes only 10 minutes to prepare, another 10 to bake. How does that work you ask? It rises and bakes like an egg soufflé but with all the chocolatey goodness of a warm, moist cake. If you want that molten chocolate center, make sure to pull your ramekins a minute or so early. If you let it go to the timer, you’ll end up with less chocolate lava in the center. Don’t fret if you do because both ways are delish!
Gluten-Free Chocolate Lava Cake for Two
- 1/2 stick butter
- 2 oz. (1/4 c.) semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 egg
- 1 egg yolk
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/4 tsp. vanilla
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
- Butter 2 ramekins (6 to 8 oz. in size)
- In a double-boiler or saucepan, melt butter and chocolate over low heat stirring constantly. Then stir in sugar and remove pan from heat.
- In mixer, beat egg and extra egg yolk. Add vanilla and continue mixing.
- Very slowly add chocolate mixture into eggs going slow enough to make sure you don’t cook the eggs.
- Once everything is incorporated well, pour chocolate mixture into 2 ramekins. Place ramekins on a baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes and then place on cooling rack.
- Serve with homemade whipped cream or fresh berries on top or go ultra-simple and dust with Gluten-free powdered sugar.
Here’s to hoping you and your Gluten-Free Valentine have a very happy day!
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