gluten-free, dairy-free molten chocolate lava cake

i was definitely skeptical about this one, i don't know how many gluten-free baked things i've had (well, okay just one really comes to mind that was terrible, but it was absolutely inedible)

but i kid you not, this was a study in ecstacy!

gluten-free, dairy-free molten chocolate lava cake
(a recipe altered from how to be a domestic goddess by nigella lawson, frankly if you start there, you're bound for glory!)

heat baking pan in oven while preheating to 400 degrees

1/4 cup of shortening
12 oz bittersweet chocolate
1/2 cup sugar
4 eggs
pinch of salt
1 teaspoon vanilla (but i just do a splash, more the merrier!)
1/3 cup brown rice flour

melt chocolate over double-boiler & set aside to cool slightly.
cream shortening & sugar then mix in other ingredients, & add melted chocolate

pour into 4 large, or 6-8 small ramekins and place onto hot baking sheet 

bake 12 minutes

and then holy cow, you'll melt the heart of everyone around you

i gave two to my neighbors & here was one email response: 

 "WOW! That soufflĂ© is sooooo Thank you so much. Clignement d'oil"

i'm excited to experiment now! adding rosemary, cinnamon and cayenne pepper! or drizzling with raspberry pepper sauce, lavender and a little grapefruit? the possibilities are endless...