White Cocoa Oatmeal Lava Cake

January 21, 2013

Last week was a little crazy...everyone was OK here, but, my Mom took a bit of a tumble. Slid on the ice in her driveway.  Thankfully, nothing was broken, but, she was banged up quite a bit.  So, I went with my 2 year old and stayed with her for two days.   She is with one of  my other sisters now, but, is one million times better than she was just a few days ago.  Let's all breath a big sigh of relief :)

I realized that my desserts have been lacking of late. Did you notice?  A bit of a sweet-vacation was needed after the holidays.  It's over.  A bit.  Ever tried Stevia? Truvia? It's a natural sweetener substitute that has 75% less calories than sugar.  This was exciting news.  I decided to give it a try.  This recipe was listed on Truvia's website.  It looked pretty tasty and less calories? I'm all for it.  These little cakes have a very cocoa-chocolaty  taste.  The chocolate lava with the oatmeal is a tasty little surprise in the middle and each cake is just 300 calories!




Ingredients:
1/2 cup butter, cut into pieces
3 oz bittersweet chocolate
3 oz white chocolate
3/4 cup oats
1/4 cup flour
1 TBSP cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla
3 egg whites
1/2 cup Truvia/Stevia { or 1 cup regular sugar}

Directions:
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Generously butter 4- 4 oz ramekins or custard cups. Melt chocolates and butter together in a double boiler.  Add  oats, vanilla and cinnamon.  In a separate bowl, whip egg whites and Truvia/sugar until soft peaks form. Mix in flour.  Fold in chocolate mixture. Blend well. Pour batter evenly into cups. Bake 15 minutes.  The middle will still be wet.
Slide knife around the edge of the ramekins to remove cake.




Some other great chocolate cakes to try:



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8 comments

  1. Glad your mom is okay! We have had wacky weather here in NC...almost 70 one day to freezing the next. (but NO snow. boo!) This dessert sounds delish and a little lighter. My waistline can not handle any more heavy cream or pounds of butter!

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    1. Thank you Kim..she is doing much better :) My waistline can't either, I'm just hoping I can keep the sweets a far distance from it!

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  2. Glad to hear that your mom is doing better! Thanks for linking at Show Me Your Plaid Monday's!

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  3. Erin,
    Your little one is just adorable! This White Cocoa Oatmeal Lava Cake looks delicious.
    Hope you have a great weekend and thanks for sharing your tasty recipe with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  4. Good Lord, you have no idea how much I love this recipe! It uses my two all time favorite ingredients (white chocolate and oatmeal) and looks amazingly delicious! Thank you for sharing this at Wednesday Extravaganza - hope to see you there again this week with more of your deliciousness :)

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    1. Thank so much HLG! See you on Wednesday :)

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