Love is in the air and it has a date… February 14th for most of us! Restaurants will be busy from lunch to closing time. When there’s a special event like this one and places are packed, many prefer to either celebrate a few days before or a few days later. As I mentioned in my Hawai`ian Ham Bacon Pizza blog, David and I started dating on February 9th so because Valentine’s Day is so close to our anniversary, we’ve decided to combine those two together and “kiss” (not hit) two birds at the same time! WHAT? That’s cute! It’s Valentines’ after all… lol!
If you prefer to keep things on a more intimate/privacy level, you’ll probably make a nice dinner at home with candle lights, a nice bottle of wine and perhaps a box of chocolate OR you can make an amazing dessert that takes no time to make and the results are phenomenal! You want to go an extra mile to please your sweetie, right?
In this episode, I’ll share with you how to make my Chocolate Lava Cake with… Caramel! That’s right! The combination of chocolate and caramel makes everyone go “mmmm!” It’s a match made in heaven! Your only concern is to make sure that your loved one has a sweet tooth too and the rest is a piece of cake… literally!
Although it is super cute to serve this Lava Cake to your babe, this elegant dessert can be a hit for any special occasion! It requires about 30 minutes of your time and it’s ready! When hosting a dinner, after pouring the chocolate batter into the ramekins, you can transfer them in the refrigerator until you’re ready to bake them.
Either for your special someone or for a group of people, this dessert is so scrumptious you can use it to your advantage… there’s nothing wrong with that, is there?
- Soft butter as needed, for brushing the ramekins
- 1 large egg yolk
- 1 large egg
- 2 tbsp. granulated sugar
- 2 ounces dark chocolate
- 2 tbsp. unsalted butter
- 2 tsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 tbsp. all-purpose flour
- 1 pinch fleur de sel
- 2 heaping tsp. caramel sauce *SEE FOOTNOTE
- Confectioners' sugar, for dusting
- 6 whole raspberries, for garnish
FOOTNOTE: To make your own Homemade Salted caramel sauce, click on this link: Salted Caramel Sauce
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