I have a weakness for lava cakes, i have made a eggless version and a microwave version as well. But making a proper lava cake is always in my dream. Yesterday was the day and finally i made it. It turned out to be a hit. It is like molten perfection, perfect lava flowed through the cake..
This recipe calls for less fat content, just a tblspn of ghee is what it wants. This cake calls for just 5 ingredients and it is so easy to make. The main thing you have to keep in mind for lava cake is the timing. I used a 240 ml ramekins, but if you are using a smaller mould than that, then the baking time will be less. So you have to keep it in mind. And make sure you read the recipe well for adjusting the molten part consistency. Hope you will give this a try and let me know how it turns out for you.
Preparation Time : 5 mins
Baking Time : 16 mins
Makes : 2 big servings
Dark Chocolate - 1 cup / 150 grams chopped
Sugar - 1/4 cup / 50 grams
Eggs - 2
Ghee / Clarified Butter - 1 tblspn + more for greasing moulds
All Purpose Flour / Maida - 1/2 cup / 60 grams
Cocoa Powder for dusting moulds
Take chocolate, ghee in a microwave safe bowl and pop it in microwave for 30 to 45 sec. Stir to melt. If it is not melted, pop it again for 10 sec and melt it. If you dont have microwave, You can melt it over double boiler.
Add sugar and mix well.
Now add in egg and mix well.
Add in flour and fold gently.
Now take small ramekins, grease it well with ghee, dust with some cocoa powder and coat it on all sides.
Now divide the batter between each bowls and pop it in fridge for 1 hour.
Preheat oven to 220 degree C for 10 mins.
Now put the bowl in oven and cook for 16 to 17 mins. Remove it and let it cool for 2 mins. Invert it into plate and serve warm with a scoop of vanilla icecream.
How you want your fondant - For a 240 ml ramekin size:
1) 16 mins - very very molten and liquidy in the middle, hard crust outside.
2) 18 mins - very molten in the middle, has a little thick crust outside.
3) 20 to 21 mins - Little molten in the middle.
4) 22 - 23 mins - Gooey cake alone no molten lava part
CHECK OUT THIS QUICK VIDEO:
|Take all your ingredients|
|Take chocolate in a microwave safe bowl..I had |
milk chocolate bar on my hand, so used that..
But i recommend you to use dark chocolate for this..
|add a tblspn of ghee|
|now pop this in the microwave and melt it down..|
i microwaved it for 30 sec to 45 sec
|this is how it looks once it comes from the microwave|
|mix gently so it is melted|
|now add in sugar|
|I added normal granulated sugar, but you can powder |
it lightly and use that so it will mix evenly..
|add in eggs|
|use a whisk to mix well|
|once it is well combined|
|add in flour|
|now take a oven safe bowls or any moulds..This ramekin is around 240 ml|
|drizzle ghee in the bottom|
|spread it evenly|
|now sprinkle some cocoa powder|
|coat on all sides|
|divide it into two bowls|
|now the important step is to pop the bowls in to |
fridge for 1 hour
|now bake it|
|the baking time depends on how molten |
you want the center to be
|look at the lava|
|taste wonderful warm with a scoop of icecream|