Molten Chocolate Lava Cake

Cutting through the centre of a cake, watching a stream of hot chocolate lava flowing out, pairing it with a scoop of freezing cold ice cream. Does it sounds like just the perfect dessert for tonight?

The idea of flowing lava inside a cake used to sound way too magical too me. I thought some special skill or equipment must be required in order to produce that lava stream but I was wrong. It took me a while to accept the fact that this sophisticated looking dessert is simply so easy to make. 

There are two ways to make lava cake, one method is to under-bake the cake with a rather high heat such that the centre of the cake is yet to set while the outside part is already forming a cake casing. Another way is to make some chocolate ganache ball, store in the fridge to let it harden and then add to the centre of the batter. Certainly, the 'under-bake' method is the easier way. You can whip it up the last minute for like 10-15 minutes (not including baking time) and there you go, a decadent hot chocolate dessert is there waiting for you in the oven to devour it. However, if you have something against under-bake cake then you may need to consider the ganache ball method, where you will be required to prepare the ganache in advance to let it set in the fridge. 

Molten Chocolate Lava Cake
Makes 4 cups

  • 130g semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 112g butter
  • 100g powdered sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 46g plain flour
Cooking Directions
  1. Melt butter and chocolate over low heat until smooth, add in sugar and mix well.
  2. In another bowl, whisk eggs until frothy (there is no need of electric mixer, just use your hand power).
  3. Add eggs into the chocolate mixture, stir well.
  4. Sift in flour, mix until just combine.
  5. Bake in preheated oven at 220C for 10-12 minutes.

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  • 130克半甜巧克力豆
  • 112克牛油
  • 100克糖粉
  • 2个鸡蛋
  • 2个蛋黄
  • 46克面粉

  1. 用小火融化牛油和巧克力,直到顺滑,加入白糖拌匀。
  2. 取另一个碗,把鸡蛋打散直到粗泡沫(无需电动搅拌机,只需用手腕力)。
  3. 把鸡蛋加入巧克力,搅拌均匀。
  4. 筛入面粉,搅拌,直到刚刚结合。
  5. 在已预热的烤箱以220℃烤10-12分钟。


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