Chocolate Lava Cake with Coconut and Almond
Inspired by Almond Joy®, this sexy and romantic dessert is designed for two. A hint of almond flavor in the chocolate with just a little toasted coconut crunch makes this molten lava cake a truly joyful experience worth sharing. Serve with vanilla bean ice cream.
- Serves: 2 persons
- 1½ ounces dark chocolate, chopped
- 1½ ounces milk chocolate, chopped
- 1ounce almond paste, cut into small cubes
- 2tablespoons butter, cut into small cubes
- 2tablespoons white sugar
- 1egg, at room temperature
- 1egg yolk, at room temperature
- 1tablespoon all-purpose flour
- 4teaspoons coconut flakes
- 1teaspoon powdered sugar, or to taste
Step 1Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Grease and flour two 4-ounce ramekins, tapping out any excess flour.
Step 2Place dark chocolate, milk chocolate, almond paste, and butter in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high for 20 seconds at a time until butter is melted and mixture is hot, 1 to 1 1/2 minutes. Set aside and allow chocolate to continue melting for 1 minute longer. Whisk mixture until smooth but slightly grainy from the almond paste.
Step 3Combine sugar, egg, and egg yolk in a small bowl; beat with an electric mixer until it becomes very light lemon yellow in color and has doubled or tripled in volume. Fold cooled melted chocolate mixture into egg and sugar mixture until well incorporated. Stir in flour. Divide batter evenly between the prepared ramekins and sprinkle coconut flakes on top.
Step 4Bake in the preheated oven until the sides are firm but centers are still soft, 7 to 8 minutes. Allow to rest for 1 minute, then carefully invert ramekins on dessert plates and dust with powdered sugar. Serve immediately.