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Molten Chocolate Lava Cakes
What is there really to say about Molten Chocolate Lava Cakes? They are 1. awesome and 2. awesome. Honestly, every time I (Maja) saw this dessert I though holly Molly, this has to be hard to make. You know, the gooey inside and the perfect, cakey outside. There is no way an amazing dessert like that is easy to make. Funny thing, it is. You only need to mix a few ingredients and then there is literally only one thing that can go wrong: do not over bake this phenomenal dessert. When in doubt, bake for 10 minutes instead of 12 minutes. Oh and also, this is a plain and simple chocolate lava cake (yaaas it is perfect in its simplicity) but you can mix things up and add peanut butter instead of white chocolate drops - it will be amazing as well. Enjoy and do not forget that sprinkle of salt at the end - it intensifies the chocolate, mmm.

Dusting Molten Chocolate Lava Cakes

Molten Chocolate Lava Cakes ready to be served

Molten Chocolate Lava Cakes

Molten Chocolate Lava Cakes

 

Lets get cooking!

ONLY A FEW MOMENTS SPENT IN THE KITCHEN AND YOU WILL HAVE THIS FANTASTIC DISH IN FRONT OF YOU.
  • serves
    4
    people
  • preparation:
    15
    minutes
  • bake:
    10
    minutes

METHOD

  • melt butter and chocolate

    Preheat your oven to 190 C / 375 F. Add butter and chocolate into a jar (or bowl) with a pinch of salt. Place the bowl over a pot of simmering water (make sure the bottom of the bowl is not touching the water) and let both butter and chocolate melt completely, then remove from the heat and let cool to room temperature. If you want, you can melt the mixture in a microwave as well.

  • prepare the batter

    Crack eggs into a separate, clean bowl, add sugar and mix with a hand mixer until triple the size and pale yellow, for about 5 minutes. Gradually add melted chocolate mixture (at room temperature) while mixing constantly. Sift the flour into the mixture and mix to combine. Make sure the batter is nice and without lumps.

  • fill the cups or rings

    Grease your custard cups or pastry rings (approx. 8 cm / 3-inch in diameter) with butter. If you are using pastry rings make sure to place them onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper before filling them with batter. Fill your custard cups or pastry rings for up to two thirds. First fill about a third of the cup (or pastry ring), then add the white chocolate drops and the rest of the chocolate lava batter until you fill the cups (or pastry rings) to about 2/3.

  • bake

    Place in the oven, on middle rack and bake for about 10 - 11 minutes at 190 C / 375 F.

  • serve

    Serve immediately. Carefully remove the custard cups and pastry rings. Dust each chocolate molten lava cake with unsweetened cacao, add a pinch of salt and serve. Enjoy

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