Friday, March 5, 2010

Chocolate Lava Cakes

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Mr BB's mother was visiting last night. I really had to make something that would impress her and that would show off my cooking skills :).

Today, again, instead of being a model employee and actually doing some work, I'd been Google-ing and writing up a new 'Bake Before I Die List' and upon typing in 'bake before I die' into Google, most sites found Chocolate Lava cakes.

-I did hear the morning news on the radio that Google does improve reading, writing AND general knowledge.. Kudos to you Larry Page and Sergey Brin :).

Chocolate lava cakes
Adapted from about 20 recipes online


  • 140 g of dark chocolate, 50% or more- chopped
  • 200g unsalted butter
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup plain flour
  • 1 tablespoon of espresso powder
  • Pinch of salt


Preheat oven to 230°C.

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Butter six ramekins. Dust with granulated Sugar and cocoa powder. Butter generously as Mine didn't want to come out :S.

Melt butter and chocolate in a saucepan over low heat. Let cool.

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Whisk eggs and egg yolks in large bowl.

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Add sugar slowly, then the cooled chocolate mixture and then finally flour.

Pour batter into dishes, dividing equally.

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Bake cakes until sides are set but center remains soft and runny, 11-14 minutes. Bake for a couple more minutes batter that was refrigerated. Run small knife around cakes to loosen. Immediately turn cakes out onto plates.

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Serve with ice cream


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