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Chocolate Lava Cake


The texture of this dessert is somewhat between a fudgy chocolate cake and a brownie, with a crispy outer crust, but moist.  If you like chocolate, I'm sure you'll enjoy it.  I baked them a little longer than the stipulated time as I'd prefer the centre to be a bit more dense and not wobbly.  They rose up beautifully in the oven but once removed, they deflated quite a bit :((  This dessert is yum and I had it on its own, warm but without the 'trimmings' of ice cream or cream.  A word of caution though, one can't be 'greedy' and have it all to oneself as it is very rich and filling (at least to me) ......better to share it!






Recipe for Molten Chocolate Cake aka Chocolate Lava Cake (adapted from Joy of Baking with modifications)

    Ingredients
    • 113 gm unsalted butter, cut into cubes
    • 170 gm bitter sweet chocolate
    • 3 eggs, separated
    • 45 gm sugar (reduced from 65 gm)
    • 1 tsp vanilla
    • a pinch of cream of tartar
    • 1  Tbsp white sugar
    • Some butter and sugar for greasing the ramekins
    Method
    1. Butter 4 ramekins and dust the sides with sugar.  Place on a baking sheet, set aside.
    2. Melt the chocolate and butter over a pot of simmering water, stir well.  Set aside.
    3. Beat egg yolks, sugar till thick, pale and fluffy.
    4. Add in vanilla and fold in the melted chocolate mixture.
    5. Whip up the egg whites till frothy.  Add cream of tartar and beat till soft peaks form.  Gradually add the 1 Tbsp sugar and whip just until stiff peaks form.
    6. With a spatula, fold the beaten egg whites into the chocolate mixture till just incorporated.  Do Not Overmix or Batter will Deflate.
    7. Divide the batter between the prepared moulds.
    8. Bake in a preheated oven for 20 mins. @ 200 deg.C till the edges are set but the middle still looks wobbly and a little wet and cracks appear on the surface.
    9. Serve hot or warm on its own, with some vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.
    10. Yield : 4 servings
    Note :   The batter can be prepared several hours ahead of baking.  Pour batter into respective moulds
                cover with plastic wrap and keep refrigerated until you are ready to bake them.
                The cakes will deflate once the oven is turned off and removed.

Comments

  1. Hi Cheah!

    If you only knew how much I would love to bake this Chocolate Lava Cake. I'm so afraid I would eat the entire thing myself because Marion isn't as fond of chocolate as I am which means there would be too many leftovers for this tummy:)

    Thank you so much for sharing, Cheah... I'm just going to save this in case:)

    P.S. It's my Blogoversary and I'm having a pasta party at my blog. I hope you can join us. Louise

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    1. You're welcome, Louise. Yes, this choco dessert can be addictive. I'll see whether I can join your pasta party, not quite sure. Thanks for the invite.

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  2. Hi Sokehah Cheah , love chocolate I know it's delicious , pinned it , thanks for sharing :).

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  3. Heavenly yummy!!! Anymore left to share it with me?

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  4. I made this before - oooooo sinfully yummilicious!

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    1. Ya, you've said it, sinfully delicious!

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  5. Hi Cheah,

    There is no way that I'm sharing this delicious cake... It will be mine mine mine mine mine!!! - LOL!

    Zoe

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    1. Oh, now I remember you and your family are choco fans!

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  6. Mm..looks so good and tempting! I guess I would finish all 4 :D

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  7. Love chocolate desserts and yours look delicious! How about sharing some 'richness' with me ;-)

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    1. Do help yourself..... the more the merrier!

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  8. A moist gooey lava cake! Simply divine, Cheah.

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  9. Cheah, I love lava cake and wanted to make this long time ago. Will bookmark your recipe and try it when I'm free. Thanks for sharing :)

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  10. Share it with me! Looks so yummy! :)

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  11. i never bake these for some reasons... maybe i should grab some off ya....

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    1. Yes, this can be addictive and some people are limits off where chocolate is concerned!

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  12. Cheah, I must try this! I love any kind of choc cake but never tried choc lava cake.

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    1. If you're a choco fan, you'll fall in love with this dessert!

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  13. I've been wanting to bake choco lava cake, but haven't done so til now
    looking at yours make me drooling, looks oh so yummy!

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  14. HI Cheah, can the batter be prepared a day ahead of baking? Can it be refrigerated overnight until the next day ? Thank you ~

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    1. Hi, I'm not so sure about leaving it overnight, a couple of hours will be fine, say you prepare it in the morning and only bake it for dessert at dinner.

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