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5-Ingredient Molten Maple Lava Cakes in 20 minutes

COOK TIME
12 mins
PREP TIME
8 mins
SERVINGS
8
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Molten Maple Lava Cakes
Step-by-step of Molten Maple Lava Cakes.Alessandra Bulow / TODAY
COOK TIME
12 mins
PREP TIME
8 mins
SERVINGS
8
RATE THIS RECIPE
(32)

Ingredients

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

    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.

    Preparation

    Alessandra Bulow / TODAY

    Preheat the oven to 350°.

    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.

    Alessandra Bulow / TODAY

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

    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.

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

    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.

    Alessandra Bulow / TODAY

    Serve immediately with vanilla ice cream.