Sunday, April 10, 2011

Chocolate Lava Muffins

It's not often, that I follow-up a dessert post with....Yes, another dessert post.  This one is for the chocolate lovers in the family.  

Lava muffins is a perfect description of what happens when your spoon hits the center of this warm muffin, it explodes with warm gooey chocolate.


Chocolate Lava Muffins
Makes 12
Recipe from Alton Brown

Ingredients:
8-ounces semisweet chocolate chips
1 stick butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup sugar
3 tablespoons flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 eggs
Butter, to coat muffin tin
1 tablespoon cocoa powder
1 cup vanilla ice cream
1 teaspoon espresso powder

Directions:
Place a small metal bowl over a saucepan with simmering water.  Melt the chocolate and butter in the bowl.  Stir in vanilla.

In a large mixing bowl, combine sugar, flour and salt.  Sift these into the chocolate and mix well with electric hand mixer.  Add eggs one at a time, fully incorporating each egg before adding the next.  Beat at high until batter is creamy and lightens in color, approximately 4 minutes.  Chill mixture.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Coat the top and each cup of  the muffin tin with butter.  Dust with the cocoa powder and shake out excess.  Spoon mixture into pan using a 4-ounce scoop or ladle.  Bake for 10-11 minutes.  Outsides should be cake-like and centers should be gooey.

While muffins are in oven, melt the ice cream in a small saucepan.  Stir in the espresso powder.  Serve over warm muffins.

Enjoy!
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44 comments:

Design Wine and Dine said...

OK, this is the second lava type cake I have come across today and now I simply feel like it's a sign I must HAVE ONE!

My husband makes these but we both agree the recipe he uses could use some refinement...we'll have to give Alton's a try!!!

The Glamorous Gourmet said...

Wow - those muffins look sinfully delicious! Can't wait to try this recipe - my husband will LOVE it!!!

scrambledhenfruit said...

Yes please! This looks so good- I love Alton Brown recipes. :)

Chef E said...

Can I take a bite and then run? LOL This sounds and looks delish!

Bo said...

I need to try these!

Farmchick said...

NICE!!

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

These look delicious. Lucky chocolate lovers at your house. They hit pay day with these little beauties.

Jennifurla said...

Hello and YUMMY, looks divine. A perfect Sunday treat.

Julie said...

Oh these look so delicious!! My favorite flavors!

That Girl said...

We call them cakes. I like the idea of calling them muffins, makes me feel better about eating them for breakfast.

T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

I'd risk my life for this.

smalltownoven said...

Oh my. This is getting made this week!

Pushpa said...

Looks superb.

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Muffin looks heavenly. Can't resist looking at it for last 15 minutes.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Claudia said...

Well, if you're going to post dessert recipes, do post ones like this. Have been figuring out how to get it off the monitor. Wouldn't that be a trick?

Carol @ There's Always Thyme to Cook said...

They look so fudgy and so good!

Julie said...

When I first read the title, I thought it said chocolate "love" muffins, which might also be a great name for these...ha! I just made the coconut cake in your last post today, and loved it! I'll probably blog it tomorrow and link you up :)

Red Couch Recipes said...

What a scandalous breakfast muffin. I, of course, have made the pots of chocolate, but not the muffin! It looks so decadent. Joni

Marguerite said...

Looks sinfully delicious and I can't wait to try these! YUM! Thanks for the great recipe!

Rumana Rawat said...

Looks sinfully delicious and I can't wait to try these.. really delicious:)

From the Kitchen said...

I'd like to dip into this deliciousness right now! Instead, I'll have to be satisfied with printing the recipe out for later--not much later.

Best,
Bonnie

TKW said...

I know a couple of little girls who would love these!

Pierce said...

Drooling..........Alton came though on this one....these look better than mine :-)

5 Star Foodie said...

These sound sooo good, I love the idea of melted ice cream with espresso over the warm chocolaty muffins, nice!

The Japanese Redneck said...

Yummy! They are awesome looking.

rosaria said...

Irresistible!

Rita said...

This has to be the most decadent dessert that I am dying to try; love this concept and it looks fabulous.
Rita

tasteofbeirut said...

I have always succumbed to lava cakes ever since I had one in Paris 20 years ago; this version sounds wonderful and calling it a muffin is even better, so I can have it even at breakfast!

Susi's Kochen und Backen said...

If your dessert posts are followed with more dessert posts I certainly won't complain! One of my daughter's favorite desserts is lava cakes and to put them in muffin form is brilliant! Love this :o)

Michael Toa said...

how fantastic. love the gooey chocolate centre. Absolutely divine. :)

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

I can't believe I've still never made a molten/lava recipe! No need to apologize for another dessert recipe, they've both in put in my things to try ;)

Lazaro Cooks! said...

Very creative. My wife would devour these.

teresa said...

fantastic! love the flavors!

Rebecca from Chow and Chatter said...

these look great fun muffins

We Are Not Martha said...

Yum, how perfect are these?? The very BEST kind of "muffin" :) :)

Sues

Mimi said...

I guess since you call them muffins we can have them for breakfast.
mimi

RamblingTart said...

This has got to be one of the best muffins ever, Velva! :-) Pure comfort food!

Hungry Dog said...

I like that these are called "muffins"...that way I can call them healthy and eat them for breakfast!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Ou la la!! Sounds heavenly!! blessings ~ tanna

Barbara said...

Oh my. Killer recipe, Velva! Is something this good actually legal?

Raina said...

Oh my goodness! These look amazing and sound so good:) Anything oozing chocolate gets my vote:)

Fresh Local and Best said...

I saw this on facebook and my mouth was and is salivating! I love the idea of warm gooey chocolate sauce exuding in my mouth. So so wonderful!

The Food Hound said...

There aren't enough muffins in the world that spew chocolate. There really aren't!!

Megan Carroll said...

a fan of anything chocolate & lava

I left an award for you on my blog,

http://kitschinthekitchen.blogspot.com/

Megan

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