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Mini Chocolate Lava Cakes
February 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm PST
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We’re so excited to teach you these Mini Chocolate Lava Cakes. They’ll soon become a quarantine favorite go-to dessert. We think they’ll appeal to all because they’re . . . Small . . . Delicious . . .Fast . . . Easy!
These flourless Mini Chocolate Lava Cakes are made mini-size: make dessert for one 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.
Just a few ingredients make the magic!
Here’s all you need for the Mini Chocolate Lava Cakes class (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, 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), even 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!
Preheat 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 a 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. Can use a whisk in a pinch.)
A spatula for scraping
A sieve or small strainer
Towels and/or oven mitts
Online cooking classes at Hipcooks
Join us for online cooking classes on zoom, or get your own group together for a lively Livestream: Coworkers & clients, Friends & family, and kids for a Private virtual cooking class. We’ll work with you to book a date and time that work for you. More info on our Private virtual cooking classes here.
All classes are based on recipes with no more than a handful of easy-to-find ingredients. If you don’t have exactly what’s needed, don’t worry: we teach adaptable skills. We’ll send your group ingredients & tools checklists before your class, and recipes afterward. These classes are delightful — join us!