2/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup butter, cubed
1 cup confectioners' sugar
2 large eggs, room temperature
2 large egg yolks, room temperature
1 teaspoon peppermint extract
6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons finely crushed peppermint candies, optional
1. Preheat air fryer to 375°. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt chocolate chips and butter for 30 seconds; stir until smooth. Whisk in confectioners' sugar, eggs, egg yolks and extract until blended. Fold in flour.
2. Generously grease and flour four 4-oz. ramekins; pour batter into ramekins. Do not overfill. Place ramekins on tray in air-fryer basket; cook until a thermometer reads 160° and edges of cakes are set, 10 to 12 minutes. Do not overcook.
3. Remove from basket; let stand 5 minutes. Carefully run a knife around sides of ramekins several times to loosen cake; invert onto dessert plates. Sprinkle with crushed candies. Serve immediately.
It never ceases to amaze to see warm chocolate pudding ooze out of the center of this tender chocolate cake. These cakes are a showstopper on a plate! Serve lava cakes with whipped cream or ice cream.
TOTAL TIME: Takes: 30 min.
YIELD: 4 servings.
1 serving: 563 calories, 36g fat (21g saturated fat), 246mg cholesterol, 226mg sodium, 57g carbohydrate (45g sugars, 2g fiber), 7g protein.