Thursday, June 10, 2010

Molten Chocolate Lava Cake

This sounds like it's going to taste really good - right? If you aren't convinced by the title then just have a look at the photo below and then surely you are tempted to give it a go...

115g dark chocolate
115g unsalted butter
1 cup pure icing sugar (powdered sugar)
2 whole eggs
2 egg yolks
6 tablespoons plain flour

Preheat oven to 220 degrees (200 degrees fan forced), spray 4 custard cups with baking oil and place on a tray. (I used a canola oil spray)

Place chocolate and butter in a medium sized bowl and place in microwave on high for 1 minute until butter is melted. Whisk until chocolate is also melted. Stir in sifted sugar until combined then whisk in eggs and egg yolks. Stir in flour.

Divide mixture between 4 custard cups and bake for 13-14 minutes until sides are firm and centre is soft. Let stand for 1 minute before turning out onto plate.

Results: If you like puddings then this is absolutely the one for you! This is amazing! Chocolate pudding with oozing chocolate in the middle - it's just delicious. Of course you have to eat this with cream or ice cream - or both if you want to be daring! Of course this isn't as attractive on the plate as a self saucing pudding served in a ramekin but some sprinkled icing (powdered) sugar on top would do the trick! This pudding is also extremely easy to mix, I sift the sugar earlier and have all the ingredients ready on the side so I can quickly mix and pop in the oven once we finish dinner. Well worth the extra effort.

Source - The Pioneer Woman Cooks website (originally Brandielle for Tasty Kitchen)

1 comment:

  1. Oh my! I have drool on my keyboard, kidding. That looks heavenly, this would be a perfect stay at home romantic evening lick eat others fingers dessert.