hot chocolate mess

Tell me this doesn’t make your mouth just water? Yes, it’s that amazing and delicious and the perfect cure for another BLUSTERY day at the shore. Nor’Easters got nothin’ on this Chocolate Lava Cake! Oh yeah, and did I mention it’s gluten free?
There are a few things I could’ve done to tweak it into being almost sinfully healthy, but I sadly, I’m out of coconut sugar, so I used white sugar and I would rather have used a coconut flour which would’ve made this a paleo recipe instead of the all purpose gluten free flour.
However, here’s the recipe and it’s sooooo easy, you’d better run out, grab the ingreds and make it, like today!
Here’s the original recipe:

And then, here’s my gf version:

Gluten Free Chocolate Lava Cake

Makes 4 1/2-cup size individual cakes (which is good because you probably won’t have to deal with leftovers to tempt you the next day)
◾1/2 c. (3-1/2 oz.) chopped chocolate or chocolate chips (bittersweet or semisweet)
◾1/3 c. butter (plus more for greasing)
◾1/2 c. sugar (I would prefer coconut sugar! Gotta do it this way next time)
◾3 Tb. flour (I used an all purpose gluten free flour)
◾2 eggs
◾cocoa powder for dusting
1.Heat oven to 400 degrees (if you are cooking right away). Generously grease the inside of four 1/2-cup ramekins with softened butter and dust with cocoa powder, tapping out any excess.
2.Melt the chocolate and butter together how you like – using a double boiler, or in the microwave. I prefer the microwave – I use a 4-cup glass measure and heat for 45 seconds, and then whisk until smooth. If using a double boiler, transfer the chocolate mixture to a medium sized bowl.
3.Stir in the sugar and flour. Then add the eggs and whisk until everything is incorporated.
4.Divide the batter evenly between the cups (they will be about 3/4 full) and set the cups on a small cookie sheet to make it easy to go in and out of the oven.
5.Bake for 14 minutes until tops are firm and edges are set. Invert immediately (or at least within five minutes) onto individual serving plates. Dust with additional cocoa powder, if desired.




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