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chocolate lava cake
 

Chocolate Lava Cake-with Bitter Sweet & Dark Chocolate | MyKitchen101en

Yields: 8 cakes

Ingredients:

  • 120 g dark cooking chocolate
  • 50 g bittersweet cooking chocolate
  • 110 g butter
  • 3 eggs (size: grade A/Large)
  • 50 g fine sugar
  • pinch of fine salt
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla essence
  • 2 tbsps low protein flour (cake flour)

For coating:

  • butter
  • cocoa powder
 

Instructions:

1 Grease the inner part of the molds (Volume: 80 ml, Width=7.5 cm, Depth=3 cm) with butter, then coat with cocoa powder (or plain flour), and discard any excess.

2 Preheat oven to 200°C/390°F。

3 Combine chocolate and butter in a mixing bowl, heat until melted using double boiler method, mix well.

4 Combine eggs, sugar and salt in a mixing bowl, beat the egg mixture until thick and pale yellow.

 

5 Add in vanilla essence and low protein flour, mix well.

6 Add in melted chocolate mixture gradually, mix until well combined.

7 Pour the batter into prepared moulds, bake at 200°C for 8 minutes. (Reminder: If you use bigger moulds to make 6 cakes, increase the baking time to 10 minutes. Do not over-bake, or you will have only chocolate cakes without the melting lava.)

8 Chocolate Lava Cake is done!

9 To unmould, run a knife around the edges, then invert onto a serving plate.


chocolate lava cake

Chocolate Lava Cake-with Bitter Sweet & Dark Chocolate

Chocolate lava cake is a very simple recipe, the secret is not to over-bake the cake. If you are a chocolate lover, you will definitely love this chocolate-rich cake!
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Prep Time 24 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 34 mins
Course Cake
Cuisine Baking, Chcolate’
Servings 8 pieces
Calories 280 kcal

Equipment

  • 8 small cake mould (80 ml)

Ingredients
 
 

  • 120 g dark cooking chocolate
  • 50 g bittersweet cooking chocolate
  • 110 g butter
  • 3 eggs size: grade A/Large
  • 50 g fine sugar
  • pinch of fine salt
  • ¼ tsp vanilla essence
  • 2 tbsps low protein flour cake flour

For coating:

  • butter
  • cocoa powder

Instructions
 

  • Grease the inner part of the molds (Volume: 80 ml, Width=7.5 cm, Depth=3 cm) with butter, then coat with cocoa powder (or plain flour), and discard any excess.
  • Preheat oven to 200°C/390°F。
  • Combine chocolate and butter in a mixing bowl, heat until melted using double boiler method, mix well.
  • Combine eggs, sugar and salt in a mixing bowl, beat the egg mixture until thick and pale yellow.
  • Add in vanilla essence and low protein flour, mix well.
  • Add in melted chocolate mixture gradually, mix until well combined.
  • Pour the batter into prepared moulds, bake at 200°C for 8 minutes. (Reminder: If you use bigger moulds to make 6 cakes, increase the baking time to 10 minutes. Do not over-bake, or you will have only chocolate cakes without the melting lava.)
  • Chocolate Lava Cake is done!
  • To unmould, run a knife around the edges, then invert onto a serving plate.

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Notes

This recipe yields 8 cakes, 
The nutritional value for reference is for 1 cake. 

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories: 280kcalCarbohydrates: 17gProtein: 4gFat: 22gSaturated Fat: 13gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0.5gCholesterol: 92mgSodium: 116mgPotassium: 180mgFiber: 2gSugar: 11gVitamin A: 441IUCalcium: 28mgIron: 3mg
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