When I am home working on new recipes for my blog, I think to myself, how lucky am I? I do love my job! Today, I am heading off to Kansas City, MO to do a talk on nutritional approaches to managing GI symptoms in the athlete. I have been on quite the speaking circuit lately, which is a lot of fun too! In about a week and a half, Digestive Disease Week will kick off in San Diego. I will be attending DDW and will be sure to post a recap of that meeting when I get back.
I am not a chef and I don’t always follow recipe instructions (oops 🙂 ), but in general, I have an innate ability to put ingredients together to create something yummy. I love baking as much as I like cooking up a nourishing meal. Today, I am sharing a yummy dessert recipe, a Low FODMAP Chocolate Peanut Butter Lava Cake.
I can’t take full credit for this recipe inspiration today…as making lava cakes is really new to me. But, who doesn’t love a moist cake oozing with a delectable filling? The original recipe inspiration came from Food and Wine. I just tweaked the recipe a bit to make it lower in FODMAPs. I find these dense cakes are great to share. Russ and I are happy to share a ramekin. I do have a sweet tooth and love a good dessert but… I try to keep it real and not overindulge. If you are on the low FODMAP elimination diet, you might try to stick to 1/2 a ramekin portion and assess your tolerance. Everyone’s tolerance to chocolate is different.
When preparing this delicious cake, the chocolate mixture is layered with a little sweet peanut butter yumminess.
I tried a couple versions of this decadent cake and both times, the filling was gooey but not fully oozing. You can experiment and reduce the cooking time by a minute or two to find your perfect texture. But, with an oozing center or not, this cake is so delightful!
I also learned that I could prepare the mixture in the ramekins in advance, cover with plastic wrap, refrigerate, and cook up later. How convenient is that!?!? When I tried this, I removed the ramekin from the refrigerator for about 10 minutes to warm up to room temperature before baking.