I never post anything on my facebook page about my newest post till it is posted on my blog! But I made an exception with this one! I could not resist but share the pictures of this chocolaty and gooey centered cake! It is one of those things which is sinful and yet you want to make it again. Yes, it is that melting moment in your mouth!
Origin of this delicious dessert is disputed from last few decades. Original recipe consist of eggs, butter, sugar and chocolate. After trying number of recipes for perfect choco-lava cake, I found this one here. I know it should burst the melting chocolate from the centre like a molten lava from earth. It may not be perfect one in the world. But , for me it was best one till now.
Next time when I make this one, will use proper ramekins. I never thought it would turn out this good!
Serves 2-3 persons
1/2 cup unbleached white flour (maida)
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup unsalted melted butter
1/4 cup warm milk+ 1tbsp
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking powder
2 tbsp cocoa powder
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
nearly half cup of chopped semi-sweet chocolate (for centre and garnish)
- In a mixing bowl, mix sugar and butter (creaming). Pour in warm milk and mix till sugar dissolves completely.
- Preheat oven at 180 deg C or 350 deg F. Grease a small cake tin or two or three ramekins. Line in with butter /parchment paper. (I used a small borosil small bowl for complete batter)
- Sieve flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and baking powder.
- Slowly fold the flour mixture into wet butter-sugar-milk mixture . Fold with spatula by mixing in one direction.
- Add vanilla extract.
- Pour half batter into prepared cake tin. Put half of your chopped chocolate at the centre. Pour remaining half and tap the cake tin gently on kitchen surface. While using ramekins fill only half of it.
- Bake it at 180 deg C/ 350 deg F for 15-18 minutes.
- Allow it to cool on wire rack for 10-15 minutes before unmolding. (I hurriedly removed from butter paper, It was not a good sight) Remove it when it is just warm enough. Run in a very sharp knife through edges and slowly unmould.
- Put some chopped chocolate on the top and shower some sugar! Dig in!
A little less sugar would do in this recipe. But for Mr. V, it was perfect!
Use ramekins for single servings!