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Dark Chocolate Lava Cakes

Dark Chocolate Lava Cake

Dark Chocolate Lava Cake


Makes 14 cakes


1-1/2 cups cold milk
1 package (4-serving size) instant chocolate pudding and pie filling mix
1 package (about 18 ounces) dark chocolate cake mix
1 cup buttermilk
2 whole eggs
3 egg yolks
1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 tablespoons water
1 tablespoon butter, melted
1/4 cup granulated sugar
Sifted powdered sugar


  1. Combine milk and pudding mix in medium bowl; whisk until smooth. Place plastic wrap on surface of pudding; refrigerate.
  2. Combine cake mix, buttermilk, whole eggs, egg yolks, oil and water in large bowl; stir by hand until almost smooth (a few lumps will remain). Do not use electric mixer. Cover and refrigerate batter 1 hour.
  3. Preheat oven to 400°F. Brush melted butter inside 14 (5-ounce) ramekins. Sprinkle evenly with granulated sugar.
  4. Place 2 tablespoons batter into each prepared ramekin. Bake 10 to 12 minutes (batter will not cook through completely). Remove ramekins from oven; place 1 heaping tablespoon pudding in center of each ramekin and cover with 2 tablespoons batter.
  5. Bake 14 to 16 minutes until wooden pick inserted in top layer of cakes comes out clean. Remove from oven to wire racks; cool 7 to 10 minutes. Invert cakes onto serving plates. Sprinkle with powdered sugar. Serve immediately.

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