Lava Cake for one? Yes, please!

Lava Cake for one? Yes, please!

I am really loving my new Joy the Baker cookbook. I think I read through it every single night before bed, trying to decide what to make next. It really has become a bit of an obsession.

My kids were both gone for a few hours on Friday evening and one of my girlfriends stopped over to just hang out and catch up on things. I brewed a fresh pot of coffee and decided to make us a treat. I instantly thought of Joy's single girl melty chocolate cake. Single servings of lava cake would be perfect for me and my friend! So I took the recipe and doubled the ingredients, making two of these lovely cakes...one for me, and one to share. Remember, the recipe below makes one serving. It is so super easy and uses ingredients you should already have at home. I recommend making this soon, if not tonight!


Ingredients:
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 large egg
4 teaspoons granulated sugar
1 teaspoon all-purpose flour
pinch of salt

Directions: 
Preheat oven to 375 degrees and place a cookie sheet in the center of the oven as the oven heats. Generously butter and flour a 3/4 -or 1-cup ramekin and set aside.

In a small pot, bring 2 inches of water to a simmer. Place butter and chocolate in a heatproof bowl and place over, but not touching, the simmering water. Stir until chocolate has melted. Allow to cool slightly.

In a small bowl, whisk together egg and sugar. Pour in the melted chocolate mixture and whisk together until well incorporated. Add the salt and flour and stir until just combined. Pour batter into prepared ramekin and place in the oven atop the cookie sheet. Bake for 7-10 minutes.

Remove from the oven and allow it to cool for 2 minutes. Carefully invert cake onto a plate. Dig in!