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Kid’s Club: Mini Chocolate Lava Cakes
May 8, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm PDT
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Calling all Kiddos — this one’s for YOU! We’re so excited to teach you this Kid’s Club: Mini Chocolate Lava Cakes! Share the love with your family! We hope they’ll soon become a quarantine favorite go-to dessert. We think they’ll appeal to all because they’re . . . Small . . . Delicious . . .Fast . . . Easy!
Mini Chocolate Lava Cakes are mini-size: make dessert for one (bake one in class and save the rest for later) or for many — it is up to you! You’re picturing the best part already, the gooey chocolate center that oozes oh-so-lusciously when you cut into the cake.
Kiddos, you will need to be at the stove for part of this class as well as use the oven, so if you or your adult is not quite comfortable with that, make sure they’re around to help you. We will also use eggbeaters, so have your adult set these up for you and teach you how to turn them on and off.
Kid’s Club: Mini Chocolate Lava Cakes: Just a few ingredients make the magic!
Here’s all you need for Kid’s Club: Mini Chocolate Lava Cakes to make 4 small cakes:
3 ounces chocolate
Ideally, you have 70% or higher dark chocolate, but baking chocolate, chocolate chips — all will do! Don’t worry if you don’t have a scale to measure out your chocolate: look at the chocolate bar’s weight on the package and take a guess. If you have chips, 3 ounces is ½ cup of chips.
4 tablespoons butter (that’s ½ a stick)
1 egg plus 1 egg yolk
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon flour or gluten-free flour, optional
½ cup whipping cream (if desired)
You’ll need something to bake your cakes in. (We’ll be making 4 mini-cakes.) 4-ounce or 6-ounce ramekins are great (if you have them), I use teacups instead. Look for a small, oven-proof vessel (if need be, you can make 1 or even 2 large cakes) In a pinch, muffin pans work!
Pre-heat your oven to 450℉. Make sure there is a rack in the middle of the oven.
We’ll make a hacked double boiler in class. You’ll need a pot with hot water in it, and metal or glass bowl that can fit snugly on the rim.
Eggbeaters and mixing bowl (KitchenAid stand mixer, immersion blender or whatever you use to whip with will work too. Use a whisk in a pinch.)
A spatula for scraping
A sieve or small strainer
Towels and/or oven mitts
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