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Idahoan Molten Lava Cakes

Rated as 4.89 out of 5 Stars

"This recipe for Molten Lava Cake proves that Idahoan Mashed Potatoes don't have to be saved for just savory applications!"
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Original recipe yields 6 servings (6 cakes)


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  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Liberally spray six 6 oz ramekins with nonstick cooking spray and place on a baking sheet.
  3. In a double boiler, melt the chocolate and butter.
  4. Alternative: Use a medium size stainless bowl that sits on top of a small saucepan (with water in saucepan) if you do not have a double boiler. Do not let any water get into the melting chocolate.
  5. Remove from heat and cool.
  6. In a large mixing bowl beat eggs with hand mixer for several minutes and thoroughly foamy.
  7. Add sugar, dry mashed potatoes, cocoa powder, vanilla extract, espresso powder and salt. Beat a couple of minutes to mix.
  8. Add the melted chocolate mixture and beat for five minutes. This recipe works best if lots of air is incorporated into the mixture to make the cakes light and airy.
  9. Pour into ramekins. DO NOT under bake or over bake the cakes. Bake for 15 to 17 minutes. Keep your eye on them; you want them to be molten (a bit soft in the middle), but not too much.
  10. Let them rest a few minutes before serving. The center may sink a little - don't worry.
  11. Run a thin knife around the inside edge to help release the cakes.
  12. Top with powdered sugar and whip cream.

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Coming from an italian family, I make everything from scratch. Let me tell you, the texture of this recipe is awesome. I used to go to a Brazilian restaurant that sold a very similar cake with i...

This recipe delivered everything I could ask for in a classy restaurant dessert, and it was easy! Be sure to really whip your eggs, I used a food processor. That will make the difference between...

It was as easy as the recipe stated. I was leery of the instant potatoes, but it was quite good. I impressed the hell out of my boyfriend.

Also: Definitely serve this with vanilla ice cream!

Very good had its own taste

This had an interesting texture; I will try to beat it longer, which may make a better cake

I’ve made this several times. Easy to make and delicious!

These are delicious. The challenge I've had is finding the right bake time. But that's between me and my oven. The recipe is solid.