We decided to wait until after we got back from California to celebrate our own little Christmas. Right before we opened gifts, we read the Christmas story and enjoyed these little treats. I did something different with them this year; instead of adding regular chocolate to it, I used a Symphony chocolate bar--still delicious, of course!
Molten Chocolate Cakes (also called lava cakes)
4 squares semi-sweet baking chocolate
1/2 cup butter
2 egg yolks
6 Tablespoons flour
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Butter 4 (3/4 cup) custard cups (ramekins). Place on baking sheet. Melt chocolate and butter in a bowl. Stir with whisk until chocolate is melted. Stir in sugar. Whisk in eggs and egg yolks. Stir in flour. Divide batter between prepared custard cups. Bake 13-14 minutes. Let stand 1 minute. Carefully run small knife around cakes to loosen. Invert cakes onto dessert dishes. Serve immediately.