5-Ingredient Molten Maple Lava Cakes in 20 minutes
Molten Maple Lava Cakes
Alessandra Bulow / TODAY
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Baptiste Peupion, Culinary Director at Le Château Frontenac in Quebec City, uses flavor-packed maple sugar to create this warm and comforting dessert that comes together in only 20 minutes.

Ingredients

    • 8 ounces white chocolate
    • 2 sticks unsalted butter, plus more for ramekins
    • 8 large eggs
    • 1¾ cups maple sugar
    • 1¼ cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting ramekins
    • Vanilla ice cream, for serving

Preparation

Molten Maple Lava Cakes: Ingredients Alessandra Bulow / TODAY

Preheat the oven to 350°.

Molten Maple Lava Cakes: Butter and lightly flour ramekins or round baking molds Alessandra Bulow / TODAY

Butter and lightly flour eight 6-ounce ramekins or round baking molds. Tap out the excess flour. Set the ramekins on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

Molten Maple Lava Cakes: In a double boiler, over simmering water, melt the butter with the white chocolate Alessandra Bulow / TODAY

In a double boiler, over simmering water, melt the butter with the white chocolate.

Molten Maple Lava Cakes: In a large bowl, combine the maple sugar and flour Alessandra Bulow / TODAY

In a large bowl, combine the maple sugar and flour.

Whisk the butter and white chocolate until smooth. Remove from the heat and add the maple sugar and flour mixture. Add the eggs and with a rubber spatula, gently combine until fully incorporated.

Molten Maple Lava Cakes: Bake for 12 minutes until golden Alessandra Bulow / TODAY

Pour the batter into the prepared ramekins or baking molds and bake for 12 minutes until golden.

Molten Maple Lava Cakes: Unmold the cakes Alessandra Bulow / TODAY

Let the cakes cool in the ramekins for 1 minute, then cover each with an inverted dessert plate. Carefully turn each one over, let stand for 10 seconds and then unmold.

Molten Maple Lava Cakes: Serve immediately with vanilla ice cream Alessandra Bulow / TODAY

Serve immediately with vanilla ice cream.