Saturday, 11 February 2012

Chocolate Lava Cake, Perfect for Valentine's Day [Recipe]

If there's one thing I really want to do on Valentine's Day..
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Chocolate lava cake

..it's to cook a degustation meal for the boy. Five course menu, all homemade, will be so romantic I think.

And if I am to cook a degustation meal, this chocolate lava cake is the kind of dessert that I will definitely whip up. Easy, simple, heavenly delicious. So one day I tried the recipe after spending some time browsing. Turned out to be one of the easiest thing I ever make. And one of the most delicious too.

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Chocolate Lava Cake
Recipe taken from Sisters2Kitchen (translated)


Ingredients:

  • 120 gr dark cooking chocolate
  • 100 gr butter
  • 100 gr icing sugar
  • 2 yolks
  • 2 eggs
  • 6 tbsp flour
  • cubed dark cooking chocolate to go in the middle


Method:

1. Preheat oven to 375 C.

2. Brush the aluminum cups with butter and sprinkle with flour, set aside.

3. Put butter and chocolate in a stainless container, put on a boiling pot of water, wait until the butter melts. After the butter melts, remove from heat and stir until the chocolate melts.

4. Add the icing sugar, mix well.

5. Add eggs and yolks, mix well.

6. Add sifted flour, mix well.

7. Divide the dough into cups, fill only 3/4 part of the cups.

8. Insert chocolate cubes in the middle of the cups.

9. Baked for apprx. 10-15 mins. To check, insert a skewer on the side of the cup, if it comes out clean, then your cake is ready. Do not insert the skewer in the middle.

10. Serve with whipped cream/ice cream/fruits. Can be reheated and the chocolate innards will still melt beautifully.

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Clockwise from top left: melting the butter and chocolate, shiny ganache, the batter, the batter in aluminum cups

I doubled the recipe actually. I was hoping to produce six cups of the cake, but instead I ended up with 9 cups. Didn't regret it at all. And I also ditched some sugar, just in case, as I don't wanna make these cakes to be sickly sweet.

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Served it with whipped cream or ice cream, both will do. I actually found that the cake is impeccable on its own, so the ice cream isn't really needed. These are sweet and very chocolatey indeed, and I reckon pairing them with sweet-sour fruits like strawberries will be awesome.

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I squealed with glee when I poked the cake and the gooey chocolate lava came out. My cake's texture is quite light and not that sweet, just perfectly devoured along with the sweeter melted chocolate. I even think that my chocolate lava cake is better than the one I've had at Ninotchka hehe.

Just look at the oozing chocolate. Food porn at its best.

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Gooey chocolate innards

With Valentine's Day is just lurking around the corner, I think this is a great idea for a Valentine's gift. This decadence will make your BF/GF feels so special, really. Grab your apron and bake this now.


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4 comments:

  1. wow! what a wonderful recipe! Thanks for the post. shall try it!

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    1. thank you!
      you're so welcome and thanks for dropping by! :D

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  2. Oh my dear, it's so tempting, wish to try it sometime =) I reckon you did this before you left?

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    1. very recommended to be tried, esp for a sweet-tooth like you :)
      yes! how'd u know? :)

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