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Lemon Lava Cake

Lemon cakes filled with bright citrus and white chocolate molten lava spilling out from the middle, these lemon lava cakes are irresistible.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 594 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup white chocolate baking chips 5.5 ounces
  • ½ cup unsalted butter cubed (8 tablespoons, 113 grams)
  • cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup granulated sugar plus 1 tablespoon
  • cup lemon curd
  • 2 tablespoons lemon zest 2 lemons
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 4 large eggs
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar for dusting, optional

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 425°F. Spray 6 - 6-ounce ramekins with nonstick spray. Set them on a baking sheet.
  • In a medium-sized heat-safe bowl, microwave the white baking chips and cubed butter for 1 minute. Stir well and continue microwaving in 15-second intervals, stirring until the mixture is smooth.
  • Stir in the flour, sugar, lemon curd, lemon zest, and vanilla extract. Stir just until combined.
  • Add the eggs and egg yolks, stir until well incorporated,
  • Evenly divide the cake batter between the ramekins and fill the ramekins 2/3 full.
  • Bake for 20 to 25 minutes. The tops should be browned and spring back when touched. In my oven, it took the full 25 minutes.
  • Allow the cakes to rest for 5 minutes.
  • Carefully run a knife tip around the ramekins’ sides to ensure the cake is not sticking. Place a saucer on top of the ramekin and flip the ramekin over. Allow the dish to rest for just a minute and slowly remove the ramekin.
  • Dust with powdered sugar if desired.

Notes

Tip: You can use unsalted butter and flour to dust the ramekins if you prefer.
Tip: The high oven temperature cooks the outside but leaves a gooey center.

Nutrition

Calories: 594kcalCarbohydrates: 64gProtein: 10gFat: 34gSaturated Fat: 19gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 294mgSodium: 158mgPotassium: 168mgFiber: 1gSugar: 52gVitamin A: 826IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 103mgIron: 2mg