Monday, December 27, 2010

Luscious Chocolate Molten Lava Cake

I went for a free cooking class compliments of my sister and was taught this really awesome & luscious Chocolate Molten Lave Cake! Made this for Christmas and got approval from my family that this recipe is definately a keeper..

I m sharing this recipe as it has only 5 ingredients and taste like a 5-Star Dessert. Impressive for parties or holiday treats and best of all, easy and can be made in advance.




Recipe for Molten Lava Cake
... serves 10 or 5 .. if you are a dessert lover like my family! =)

Ingredients
166g butter (unsalted)
168g dark chocolate (couverture - simply means high quality chocolate)
4 eggs (grade A or AA)
100g caster sugar
46g plain flour

Method
Melt chocolate and butter using microwave for 40 seconds together.
Stir and microwave again for another 30 seconds.
Stir till well combined and set aside to cool.

Preheat oven to 160C.

In a mixing bowl, whisk egg and caster sugar till fluffy. You can also do this in a mixer.
Pour in cool chocolate mixture and stir well to combine.
Fold in flour gently.
Fill batter into a piping bag.

At this stage, you can put this in the fridge if you are preparing this earlier before actual consumption.

Pipe the batter into silicone moulds to approximately 3/4 full. If you do not have silicone mould, please grease the individual moulds.

Bake in convection mode for approximately 12 - 13 mins depending on the size of your mould.
Serve immediately with a scoop (or more) of good quality ice cream.

* If you do not own a microwave like me, simply melt the butter & chocolate using the double boil method as chocolate is very sensitive and may not take to direct heat on the stove.


This recipe is very easy & straight forward but the trick is not to over baked the cake else you will not have a lava flowing out of the cake. Serve this immediately when its hot to get the full experience with a contrasting cold ice cream. Sigh ... (satisfaction = happiness)


** Garnish with fruits of your desire. I served this with Cadbury vanilla ice cream to compliment the dark chocolate.


I completely forgot to take a picture of the flowing lava in the cake as I wolfed the cake down because the ice cream was melting fast... hehe (wink wink!)

Make sure to serve this with good quality ice cream as it really enhances the overall experience. I convinced my family with Cadbury Vanilla Ice Cream and they agree that they cannot go back to other cheaper versions.. muahahaha...

Did I tell you I had to quadruple the recipe amount simply because each person had double serving?  =)

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