Warm Chocolate Lava Cake with Baileys Ganache

Disney Park Recipe:

Location: Ireland Marketplace – Food and Wine Festival – EpcotWalt Disney World

Source: Epcot International Food & Wine Festival – Recipes & Stories Celebrating 20 Years by Pam Brandon & The Disney Chefs

 

Ingredients Chocolate Lava Cake:

  • 8 (1-ounce) semisweet chocolate squares, chopped, or 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 sticks butter
  • 5 egg yolks
  • 4 whole eggs
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour

 

Ingredients Ganache:

  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup Baileys Irish Cream
  • 4 ounces milk chocolate

 

Instructions Lava Cake:

  1. Preheat oven to 425F.
  2. Light butter and sugar 6 (3/4 cup) ramekins. Shake out any excess.
  3. Using a double boiler with simmering water, melt the chocolate and butter. Once melted, remove from heat and let cool for 10 minutes.
  4. In a large bowl, beat the egg yolks and whole eggs. Beat in the sugar. The mixture will become thick and light. Should take about 2 minutes.
  5. Fold the chocolate mixture into the egg mixture.
  6. Fold sifted flour into the batter. The mixture will become smooth.
  7. Fill the ramekins 3/4 full.
  8. Place the ramekins on a baking sheet.  Bake for 15 minutes. The sides of the cake will be firm but the middle will be soft. Make sure not to over bake.
  9. Use a small knife to cut around the side of the cake. It will loosen the cake. Let the ramekins sit for the one minute but inverting onto a plate.
  10. Drizzle with the ganache before serving.

 

Instructions Ganache:

  1. In a small saucepan over medium heat, stir together the cream and Baileys.
  2. Remove from heat before starting to boil.
  3. Stir in the milk chocolate.

 

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