- 1 ¼ cups flour
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 stick butter, cold and cubed
- 3 tbsp. ice water
- 1 ½ cups bittersweet chocolate, chopped
- 2 eggs
- ¾ cup white sugar
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- ½ tsp salt
- 1/3 cup flour
In Chef, one of the best food movies of all time, gourmands were told that chocolate lava cakes were a 70’s era culinary disgrace. If you were a true foodie, you should turn your nose up at the molten cake and be ashamed of ordering one if it appeared on a menu. However, this is one thing the otherwise-delectable movie got wrong—no one is ever too good for chocolate in any form, especially if it’s rich, gooey and comforting.
This recipe is far from highbrow, but is fancy enough to trick the a food critic like Ramsey Michel into eating it. It’s basically the liquid centre of a lava cake baked into a pie crust, which tastes exactly as decadent as it sounds. Baking may sound daunting, but the freeform-quality of this particular recipe allows for a few mistakes to be made, and a few screw ups will still result in highly edible chocolate gloop.