Chocolate Lava Cake Recipe

2020-03-26
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Follow this recipe to learn how to make chocolate lava cake. This molten chocolate lava cake is rich and fudgy with molten chocolate in the center. This dessert is perfect for Valentin’s day, birthdays and holidays. This chocolate fondant recipe is much easier to make then you may think. You need just a few basic ingredients and few minutes of work.
DIFFICULTY
Easy
YIELDS
6
PREP TIME
25 Minutes
WORK TIME
10 Minutes
INGREDIENTS
    • 1-2 tablespoons Cocoa powder
    • 1 tablespoon (15g) Butter, softened – for greasing
    • 6oz (170g) Dark chocolate
    • 1/2 cup (115g) Butter
    • 1/4 cup (50g) Sugar
    • 3 Eggs
    • 2 tablespoons (15g) Plain flour
    • Salt
DIRECTIONS

1. Preheat oven to 350F (180C). Butter four 6oz moulds or ramekins, dust with cocoa powder and place in the fridge for about 10 minutes.

2. Chop the chocolate and place in a heatproof bowl, add butter. Set the bowl over a double boiler (pot with simmering water). Melt the chocolate. Remove from heat and let cool slightly.

3. In a separate bowl whisk eggs, sugar and salt, until light, pale and thick. Sift in flour and whisk until incorporated. Gradually pour in melted chocolate and stir until combined.

4. Pour mixture into the prepared moulds.

5. Bake for 7-9 minutes until the edges are firm and the center is still soft. Let stand 1 minute. Invert on individual plates while warm, dust with powdered sugar and serve with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream and fresh fruits.

Notes:

  • The batter can be refrigerated for up to 2 days; bring to room temperature before baking.
  • Baking time may change depending on the oven and moulds size.
  • You can freeze the baked lava cakes for up to 3 months. Allow them to cool completely before freezing. Re-heat in the microwave.
  • If you don’t have ramekins, you can use a muffin pan.

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COMMENTS (2)
  • A
    Asumi Mehta
    4/11/2020

    Love your recipes . But we don’t use Eggs. So is there any good substitute for eggs in chocolate lava cake ? Please suggest the option with measurements . Thank you in advance

    Reply
  • P
    Prasanna Kumar
    4/15/2020

    First time I logged in to your web site to see chocolate lava cake. Nice and simple. Continue to watch recipes.

    Reply
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