Thursday, April 28, 2011

Molten Lava Cake

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Its raining cakes at home :) Have been experimenting on a couple as you can see and also got few from relatives :) Yummy indulgence :)

My sis lent me her Wii sports and Wii fitness lately and I have been shedding calories happily for the past few days :) So this reason keeps me calm while indulging in high caloried sinful food like cakes :)

This spree would continue until Wii and the little brats are at home :P

Molten lava cake has been my dream for really long time and my poor soul was desperately searching for ramekins(Porcelain bowls) to bake them at home. The search ended last weekend and was urging to make them since then. I instantly referred to the book marked recipe from "Show me the curry" and made them yesterday :)

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Ingredients:

Semi sweet baking chocolate - 113 gms (4 oz or little more than 1/2 cup)
Butter - 113 gms (4 oz or little more than 1/2 cup)
Sugar - 1/3 cup
Eggs - 2
All purpose flour - 1/4 cup

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Method:

Chop chocolate into small pieces and melt using a double boiler.

Chop the butter into small pieces too.

Once the chocolate melts completely remove it from heat and add in the butter. Mix until the butter melts and mixes up smooth with chocolate.

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In a mixing bowl, beat eggs and sugar until they turn light and fluffy.

Pour in the chocolate butter mixture and all purpose flour into the eggs and whisk until well incorporated.

Apply butter on the sides and bottom of the ramekins( small porcelain bowls/ moulds) and pour in the cake batter filling about 3/4th of the ramekin.

Preheat oven to 350°F or 180°C.

Bake at 350°F or 180°C for 10 mins - 15 mins.

Mine was perfect at 10 mins sharp.

Serve it warm with vanilla ice cream or enjoy it as it is :)

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Tips:

Serve the cake just after you bake for a perfect flowing chocolate lava.

Once baked, allow the ramekins to cool down for just two mins and invert it on the serving plate. Leaving it for long in the ramekin would not give you flowing lava.

Reduce the amount of sugar to 1/4 cup if your chocolate is sweet.

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Note:

Allow the batter to sit for ten mins and then bake the cake. (This is my tip out of experience)

My first batch of molten lava cake had a flaky top after ten mins, so I baked for another two mins which made my cake gooey but the lava dint flow out :( It did taste wonderful though.

I baked my second batch exactly for ten mins and it was so perfect with flowing lava. :)

I used baking milk chocolate (Lotus brand) for my cake. This chocolate is pretty sweet and lighter in shade. Hence my cake was not as dark as I expected it to be and was a little sweeter for my taste.

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Enjoy the warm goodness of deep chocolate lava cake :)

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Written by: Nithya
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37 comments:

Sumi said...

looks beautiful...deperatly want to bake those, but cant afford to eat all that chocolate right now ...calorie phobia :)

Prathibha said...

Love molten lava cake....looks super delcious...nice ramekins..whr did u get them from??

Sharmilee! :) said...

Luv those pretty colorful ramkeins....and the cake looks delicious

Rinku Naveen said...

Hi Nithya
I just couldn't believe my eyes. I too made Molten lava Cakes yesterday.
Yours looks super yummy...
Never had the idea that we could transfer it to a plate.
Followed the same recipe.

And as usual SUPERB SNAPS !!!!!!!

Priya said...

I love this molten lava cake even at midnight, very addictive and prefect dessert for chocoholic person like me..

Kurinji said...

Looks mouthwatering...Kurinjikathambam, Event : HRH-Healthy Summer

radha said...

looks delicious with flowing chocolate lava!

GEETHA ACHAL said...

Looks so tempting and mouth watering...

savitha ramesh said...

drooling over ur cake .superrrr

Archana said...

Love this cake. Glad the kids are not around me right now else i would be driven to the kitchen to make these right now.
But bookmarked.

SouthIndianHome said...

Delicious and yummy cake
South Indian Home

Nitha said...

Lovely clicks & yummy cake..

Sunanda said...

OMG! it looks amazing... I am droolling yaar..

Suja said...

Perfect and delicious dessert,yummy click.

jeyashrisuresh said...

such a mouthwatering one.Though iam not a fan of choclate or cake,i love the way u made and nicely presented too

divya said...

Yum yum...looks delicious...

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

Gorgeous clicks nits...sinfully lip smacking molten lava cake...decadent
Sanyukta
http://creativesanyukta.blogspot.com/

Divya Kudua said...

Lovey-dovey!!this recipe gives perfect results every time!!Looks delicious..I've just got back to a regular dieting-walking routine and you are not helping one bit!!

So from where did you get the ramekins finally?I got my set from Ratna stores,Treo brand,costing around 25rs/piece.

Panchpakwan said...

Looks soooo yummy..

Vimitha Anand said...

Oh just look at the ooey goey lave oozing out of this perfect cake... Feel like springing on it... Lovely clicks dear...

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Nithya, tmolten lava cake have been my weakness always. I love them the most I should say of all chocolate cakes. Love your pictures as always.

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Hamaree Rasoi said...

Simply mouthwatering cake dear. Looks awesome and love to indulge in it.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Kalyani said...

looks delicious and tempting pictures ......

Nithya said...

Thanks all. I got my ramekins from Popadjamal, Mt.Road. It was 27RS each. :)

Vidhya said...

Awesome cake and beautiful clicks.

SravsCulinaryConcepts said...

so cute cakes !! looks so yummy and wonderful clicks !!

♥LOVE2COOK♥ said...

Am salivating here! Lovely clicks ;)

Divya Vikram said...

Love the colorful ramekins and the matching towels :)

Abhilash Pillai said...

indeed not my piece of cake. The prep looks good Nithya.

sanjeeta kk said...

I like your passion to try new recipes and that too with perfection! The tiny bakes look lovely.

Lite Bite

Pavithra said...

Love love love this one a lot.. pictures is just making me drool Nithi. Hope everyone enjoyed this one..

Parita said...

This is on my to-do list from forever! I love the texture of your cake..nice!

Ananda Rajashekar said...

cupcakes in the oven looks wonderful and lighting is very special!

vaibhav said...

Can u plz tell me wat to use instead off eggs to make the molten lava cakes....

Nisha S. said...

I have the same question as above ... any substitute for egg here...?

Nithya said...

Thanks all :)

Vibhav and Nisha - I haven't tried eggless version of this cake but then you can give it a shot by replacing eggs by a tsp of cooking soda.

munira asmat khan said...

yammyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy.... oooooooooooooooooooooo... wowwww.. cant describe .... just try...

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