February 12, 2020

February Recipe of the Month: Salted Caramel Molten Lava Cake


Celebrate Valentine's day this year with these ooey-gooey salted caramel lava cakes. They are sure to make the perfect end to any meal.

Salted Caramels


  • 1 cup butter (2 sticks)
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 6 teaspoons water
  • ½ cup corn syrup
  • 2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon flaked Maldon salt


  • 9x13 inch pan
  • Pot
  • Candy thermometer
  • Whisk


20 caramels
  1. Grease pan on all sides and bottom. Add a piece of parchment to the bottom and grease as well
  2. Calibrate your candy thermometer
  3. Into large stock pot Add water, corn syrup, and sugar. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally.
  4. Clip on candy thermometer and bring sugar mixture to 320 degrees F. The sugar will be slightly amber colored.
  5. Chop butter into small cubes.
  6. Once at 320 slowly add butter and cream (the pot will boil violently) add tsp of kosher salt.
  7. Once all incorporated bring caramel to 240 degrees F
  8. Pour caramel into prepared pan.
  9. Sprinkle maldon salt over the caramel
  10. Cool caramel overnight.

Molten Cakes


  • 7 ounces semisweet chocolate
  • 1 ¼ sticks of butter
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 ½ cup powder sugar
  • ½ cup flour


  • Mixing bowl
  • Whisk
  • Saucepan
  • 6 4 oz Ramekins


6 cakes
  1. In small sauce pan over medium heat, Melt chocolate and butter together.
  2. Grease ramekins and set aside.
  3. In medium bowl, Whisk together eggs, egg yolks, and vanilla until foamy
  4. Sift powdered sugar to the egg mixture and whisk until completely incorporated
  5. Sift flour into mixture and whisk until completely incorporated
  6. Add slightly cooled chocolate to mixture and whisk until completely incorporated
  7. Put ¼ cup into the ramekins, insert a caramel directly in the center and cover the tops with the remaining batter
  8. Bake at 350 for 15-18 minutes.
  9. Lava cakes should be set on the outside but still jiggly on top.
  10. Remove from the oven. And serve immediately.
  11. Serve with whipped cream or your favorite ice cream. You can even add our favorite caramel sauce, check out the recipe here

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