lava cakes and paper clip hearts

In honor of our anniversary weekend I wanted to make a little treat that Matt and I could enjoy together. These miniature lava cakes are incredibly rich and quick to whip up. Plus each cake was topped with a paper clip twisted heart. I purchased the festive red and white paper clips awhile ago and was pleased to put them to such sweet use:).

To make the paper clip heart toppers simply bend a paper clip into shape with your hands. The heart is an easy three bends. First, bend the long side over and out, then shape the second side inward to make the heart. Third, twist out the bottom to stick into cakes, cupcakes and treats of any kind.

I love these! Since they are so easy to make you could use them to brighten up an everyday snickers at the office just as well as they could adorn a multitude of fancy bridal shower desserts.

To make the miniature lava cakes; microwave to melt 1 cup of chocolate with 10 tablespoons of butter on high for about 90 seconds, stir as you go. Mix in 1/2 cup flour and 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar. Add 3 eggs and 3 egg whites to the bowl and mix well. Finish the batter off with 1 tsp of Vanilla. Bake in small ramekins or a cupcake tray for 10 minutes at 425 degrees. The recipe makes about 10 miniature lava cakes. The cakes are especially wonderful right out of the oven so if you plan to have them after dinner it is best to chill the batter in the cupcake tray and stick in oven to bake and serve hot!

PS. Grateful for nine years of love, travel, babies and gooey chocolate treats.

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Posted May 31, 2012
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12 Responses to “lava cakes and paper clip hearts”

  1. Mmmm, they look delicious! Happy anniversary too ;-)

  2. These are so cute! What a nice touch the heart is.

  3. Amy Powell says:

    Lava cakes may seriously be my favorite thing to make, since they’re so simple, yet so fancy in a way.

    Love the idea of the paper clip hearts! Great addition.

  4. McKenzie says:

    Happy anniversary! The paper clip hearts are so cute, and the lava cakes look delicious!

  5. Lena says:

    I’m drooling–these look absolutely delicious!

  6. happy anniversary! These lava cakes look like something I’d get in my favorite french restaurant … must try them out.

  7. Lisa says:

    Happy anniversary!! Those paperclip hearts are the cutest finishing touch!

  8. What an adorable idea. I love these, especially with the heart paperclips. I’m pinning this!

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