Friday 21 July 2006

Chocolate Lava Cake

First of all, I must thanks Suyin(one of my blogger's pal) who generously shared her "Secret Recipe"(click link for more details) for this chocolate cupcake batter. The ingredients are very straight forward and the method is so easy that even my son can do some help up. This is a very wonderful after dinner dessert that suits those chocolate lover like us.

The aroma of the cake is so wonderful as it fills up the whole kitchen while baking. But the actual excitement begins when you see those melted chocolate floating out from the middle of these little sweetie. For my case, I used "Dark Chocolate" for the filling as to compromise the sweetness of the cake so that it will taste a bit sweet and bitter. Or you can use "White Chocolate" for a better colour effect.

Ingredients: (make 4 - 5 medium muffins size)
60g Butter
60g Dark Chocolate(Cadbury Old Gold)
1 Large Egg or 1 1/2 Medium Size Egg
25g Caster Sugar
25g Plain Flour
1 Tablespoon Cocoa Powder
50g Of Extra Chocolate Pieces, abit soften

1. Preheat oven to 200 degree, line the muffin tray with paper cups.
2. Melt the chocolate and butter together in a microwave safe bowl for about 30 sec high, stir and another 20 sec high and stir till well combine.(this steps will depend on the wattage of your microwave, the timing might be more or less)
3. Sift the plain flour and cocoa powder together in a bowl and set aside.
4. Beat egg and sugar in a separate bowl till pale and fluffy.
5. Stir in the chocolate mixture till combine, then fold in the sifted flour mixtures.
6. Stir mixture till well combine, but becareful not to over stir it.
7. Spoon mixture to prepared muffin tin about slight more than 1/2 fill, then stuffed 1 1/2 pieces of the Chocolate into the centre as fillings.
8. Bake in the preheat oven for 15 - 20 minutes, the cake will look puffed up and set on the surface, but the center should still be moist.

I used TOBLERONE(Dark Chocolate with Honey & Almond Nougat) for the filling, you can used any type of chocolate that you prefer.
You had to eat this while still hot or warm or else the chocolate filling inside will dried up instead. Posted by Picasa


  1. oh wow, this looks absolutely great!!!!!! the photo looks so nice, like those served in a french restaurant. ellena, u must take more pics like that :p i feel u hv the talent & potential. don't bury it!

    i must try this cake some day (when i recover that is). now still feel rather crappy =( thx for sharing dear!

  2. omg YOur son is Adorable!! haha...great work with the cakes :)

  3. Hi Ellena

    May i know is lava cake the kind that has melted chocolate oozing out in the middle? what is the difference with molten chocolate cake?

  4. Ladies, Thanks for all your comments... :)

    Evan if you love chocolate cake... u must try's very very chocolate content.....lolz

    Yup..Shirely, this lava cake is like those sold in Papa Bread or any resturant outside.. it's with melted chocolate in the middle.... Sorri.. i am not sure what's the different b/w Lava and Molten cake.. but from what i saw from the web.. i think there are more or less the same.. using similiar ingredients... so i think maybe it's just the "name" that is different... :)

    1. Yes, just a different term for the cake. They are both the same.

  5. I love chocolate lava cakes, fondants or molten cakes. Will give your recipe a try soon. They look delicious!


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