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Web's Best White Chocolate Maple Lava Cakes Recipe

Direct from Canada, these white chocolate molten maple cakes are flavored with maple syrup and topped with ganache made from white chocolate.

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White Chocolate Maple Lava Cakes Recipe


1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1/4 cup maple syrup. (You can also use maple flavored pancake syrup if you don't have the real thing)
2 eggs
1/2 cup skim milk (or 1% or 2% milk)
1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
40 dried cherries for garnish

Ganache Ingredients

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4 oz white chocolate, chopped into 1/2 inch pieces
1/2 cup whipping cream

Method for White Chocolate Molten Maple Cakes

First, make the ganache, place the chopped white chocolate in a stainless steel bowl. Heat the whipping cream on the stove top until it simmers. Pour the hot cream over the white chocolate and set aside for five minutes. Stir until smooth.

Preheat the oven to 400 ° F. Butter eight ramekins. Smear the room temperature ganache over 8 dessert places, using 2 tbsp per plate.

In a large mixing bowl, beat the sugar and butter until creamy. Add the maple syrup and mix. Add eggs one at a time. Mix well after each. Add milk, mixing well. Mix the flour and baking powder together and add to batter, mixing until smooth.

Place the batter in the 8 ramekins, using about six tablespoons per ramekin. Put the ramekins on a cookie sheet and place in preheated over.

Bake about 12 minutes. The white chocolate maple sugar molten cakes are done when the edges pull away from the side but the centers are still soft. Remove. Turn each ramekin upside down on a dessert plate that you smeared with ganache. Remove the ramekin.

Pour the rest of the ganache over the cakes and garnish with cherries.

These yummy little white chocolate molten maple cakes are served at a local restaurant. Enjoy.

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