Thursday, 7 March 2013

Molten lava cake

I have been wanting to make this for so long, as the recipe looks so easy, all you need are the ramekins, which I finally bought today! First attempt at this, so here it goes..



  • Skill level: Easy (if you get the timing in the oven perfect)
  • Serves: 4
  • Prep time: 10 mins
  • Baking time: 11-12 mins
What you will need:

100g dark chocolate, broken into pieces
120g unsalted butter
2 medium eggs
4 tbsp caster sugar
4 tbsp vegetable oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
pinch salt
2 tsp plain flour
For ramekin: extra butter + coco powder
Optional: icing sugar for dusting

How to make:

1) Place the chocolate and butter in a microwavable bowl in the microwave, stirring after 1 minute, until the chocolate has melted (2 mins and a half should be enough)

2) Meanwhile, whisk together the eggs, caster sugar, vegetable oil, vanilla extract and salt until combined

3) Pour in the chocolate mixture to the egg mixture, and whisk until incorporated

4) Finally add the flour and whisk to combine

5) If you are using a normal ramekin, grease it with butter and then dust it with coco powder. I was using silicon ramekins so did not do this

6) Place in the oven at 220 degrees Celsius for 11-12 mins (original recipe called for 13 mins, which I feel was too much for my lava cake, hence it depends on your oven - and adjusting this is essential to perfecting your molten lava cake). Once done, remove and turn it upside down on a plate, and dust with icing sugar before serving







Not bad for a first attempt, right? I would think the centre should be runnier, hence why I have adjusted the timing for next time inshAllah. Enjoy :)

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