How to Assemble the Molten Chocolate Cake

Food Network Magazine's step-by-step instructions for making home made molten lava cake, just like Chili's.
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Photo By: Jacob Snavely

Photo By: Jacob Snavely

Photo By: Jacob Snavely

Photo By: Jacob Snavely

Photo By: Jacob Snavely

Make the filling: Microwave the chocolate, cream, butter and corn syrup in a microwave safe bowl in 30 second intervals, stirring each time, until the chocolate starts to melt, 1 minute, 30 seconds. Let sit 3 minutes, then whisk until smooth. Reheat before using, if necessary.

Use the tip of a paring knife to gently loosen the cakes from the molds, then invert the cakes onto a cutting board.

Use the knife to cut a 1 1/2 inch circle on the top of each cake, cutting almost to the bottom. Hollow out the cake with a spoon; save the scraps.

Wrap the cakes with plastic wrap and microwave until steaming, 1 minute. Drizzle plates with caramel, then unwrap the cakes and place on top. Pour about 3 tablespoons filling into each cake.

Plug the hole with a cake scrap. Save or discard any remaining scraps.

Top each cake with a scoop of ice cream. Spoon more chocolate sauce on top, spreading it thin so it hardens into a shell.

Get the Recipe: Almost-Famous Molten Chocolate Cake

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