Molten Lava Cakes

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INGREDIENTS:

– 6 custard cups

– unsweetened cocoa powder

– vegetable shortening

– 6 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped

– 1/2 a banana, cut into slices, each slice cut into 4 pieces

– raspberries, for garnishing

– blueberries, for garnishing

– 2 whole eggs

– 2 egg yolks

– 1  1/2 cups powdered sugar, plus more for garnishing

– 1/2 cup all-purpose flour

 DIRECTIONS:

1) Pre heat oven to 450 degrees. In 6 custard cups, glaze with shortening. Dust with cocoa powder. On a large saucepan, melt butter and chopped chocolate. In a mixing bowl, beat whole eggs, egg yolks, powdered sugar, flour, and chocolate -butter mixture. Mix well, or until light and smooth.  Divide batter evenly among custard cups. 2) Put on a cookie sheet with sides. Bake for 12 minutes, or until sides and middle are set. Take out, and cool slightly. Tops should be cracked and puffed. Gently flip over onto a plate AFTER loosening sides with a small knife. 4) Garnish with raspberries, blueberries, bananas, or additional powdered sugar. Or you can do it all.5) Serve warm or freeze. Enjoy!

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