Its been a while since I made anything chocolate and glad I made these today. We celebrated Valentine’s Day with a wonderfully decadent chocolate dessert. Molten Lava Chocolate Cake – a perfect Valentine Day’s treat! Its ridiculously easy, quick to make and chocolate-y. Mini warm chocolate cake with oozing, flowing chocolate similar to molten lava.
Molten Lava Chocolate Cake
My mini cakes had more than required gooey chocolate lava, not that I do not like them that way. The next time I make them, I will reduce the espresso liquid and up the flour quantity a bit. Yes, I made an espresso version as I love the concoction of espresso and chocolate in these petite cakes. Isn’t chocolate beautiful is all its avatars?
Pre-heat oven to 200 degrees centigrade. Grease 3 ramekins.
Melt chocolate and butter in a double boiler. Keep aside.
Mix together espresso and warm water. Keep aside.
Mix the powdered sugar, eggs, egg yolks and salt. Add espresso liquid and mix for about 2 mts.
Add the chocolate mixture to the egg mixture and whisk to combine.
Add the flour and mix. Do not over mix. Pour into prepared ramekins.
Place in the oven in the middle rack and bake for 12 mts.
The center will appear still gooey but the edges slightly firm.
Run a knife along the edge and invert onto a serving plate.
Sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve immediately. (I did not sprinkle any sugar)
Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
You can reduce the quantity of warm water to 2 tbsps for a less gooey center.
Espresso powder can be omitted. If not using espresso, do not use warm water.
You can use orange juice in place of espresso liquid.
By Sailu Published:
We celebrated Valentine's Day with a wonderfully decadent chocolate dessert. Molten Lava Cake - a perfect Valentine Day's treat! Its ridiculously easy, quick to make and chocolate-y. Mini warm chocolate cake with oozing, flowing chocolate similar to molten lava.
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