Thursday, March 25, 2010

MOLTEN LAVA or CHOCO LAVA CAKE ~ “The Best Chocolate Cake” ~ For Divyostav :D

Choco Lava Cake

Going in the Oven- Ramekins in Waterbath.

Jus Out-of-Oven - Molten Lava Cake

I feel out of touch here, coming up for a event after...can't recall my last entry....yet would like to give it a try. :D

This is a special post for a dear blogger friend, Divya Kudua, who is hosting first ever event at her lovely space @ Easycooking, the event is The Best Chocolate Cake.

Without any further digression, shall come to this lovely recipe which I have adapted from Show Me the Curry and Food Wishes, crisp on the out, gooey chocolatey goodness inside.

Choco Lava /Molten Lava Cake
Servings : 4 Indivdual Ramekins

Ingredients :
100 gms milk choco chips
100 gms butter unsalted
1/4 cup all purpose flour
2 heaped tsp Hershey's cocoa (optional)
2 large eggs
1/3 cup sugar (caster)
1/2 tsp vanilla essence
Butter for greasing( I used clarified butter/ghee)

Method :
Pre-heat oven to 180 °C. (Pls note that oven times and temperature differ for all.)

Take the choco chips in a microwave safe bowl, melt for 30 seconds each time on high, till it melts.

Chop the butter and mix well till combined to the melted chocochips. (Here can MW for 10 secs on high power).

In a mixing bowl, whisk the eggs and sugar till lemony yellow. Add the smooth butter-chocochip mix to the egg mix and whisk till well combined.

Add the vanilla essence. Add the flour and cocoa powder to the mix and whisk well till smooth.

Pour in indivual ramekins - liberally greased with- butter; till half full. Tap it on counter to make it bubble-free.

Bake for 15-16 mins in a water bath (as in pic). Once done, take it out, cool for 3-4 mins.
(** Bake it for extra 4-5 mins if you don't want it gooey-oozy, for a bit mousse like insides.)

Pass a knife along sides to loosen it, invert it slowly on a serving dish. Garnish if needed with icing sugar on top.
(I skipped icing sugar, kids were already rushing to eat it! :) Greasing with ghee did not alter the taste. This cake was loved by all and polished off within an hour of baking! You may directly relish it from ramekins too.)

Chk out the gooey choco oozing and crisp top!

Here it comes to you Divu, for your 'THE BEST CHOCOLATE CAKE' EVENT.