October 7, 2010

Molten Chocolate Lava Cakes


Did I choose the theme "Chocolaty Dreams" for my event just to indulge in some chocolate treats without much guilt. I'm wondering now..I prepared this lava cake some 2 weeks back and was very busy with all other stuff and forgot to upload the pictures. Yesterday I made it a point to do it as the event is nearing it's end date.Uploaded the pictures, drafted the post and was all set. Suddenly when I open my reader today it is filled with the Lava Cakes for sweet punch. So many cute cakes out there, I just cannot wait to post this chocolaty treat we thoroughly enjoyed !!

These cakes are simple and elegant cuties to which no one could say a no. A wonderful party dessert recipe. You can make these in muffin pans or in ramekins.You can pop these into the oven just when you start eating the main course so that it will be all set in the next 10 min and you have a super cool dessert with no hassles. If you are using ramekins you can directly serve them with topping of your choice or invert them in a plate and decorate with some sugar coated raspberries like I did.

Ingredients

Chocolate Bars - 8 oz
Eggs - 5 no
Sugar - 1/2 cup
Salt - a pinch
Flour - 4 tsp
Raspberries - for topping


Preparation
  • Cut the chocolate bars into bite size chunks.
  • Line a standard-size muffin tin (1/2 cup capacity) with 8 extra-large muffin papers with papers extending above cups to facilitate removal and spray vegetable oil on the muffin papers or grease individual ramekins.
Method
  • Melt butter and chocolate in a medium heat-proof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water; remove from heat or microwave for about 1 minute.
  • Beat eggs, sugar and salt with a hand mixer in a medium size bowl until sugar dissolves.
  • Pour egg mixture into melted chocolate, butter mixture and beat until smooth.
  • Mix in flour until just combined.
  • Adjust oven rack to middle position; heat oven to 425 degrees.
  • Divide batter among muffin cups or the greased ramekins.
  • Bake until batter puffs but center is not set, 10 - 12 minutes. Carefully lift cakes from tin and set on a cooling rack.
  • Pull papers away from cakes and transfer cakes to dessert plates or invert the cakes from the ramekins onto a dessert plate.
  • Top each with sugared raspberries and serve immediately.
My Notes
  • This recipe was adapted from all recipes.com. According to it the batter can be prepared earlier and refrigerated. Batter Needs to be bought to room temperature before popping into the oven.
  • Try different toppings. Fresh fruits is a very good choice.


Sending this delightful and Chocolaty treat to my own event Virtual Party - Chocolaty Dreams.


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27 comments:

Looks divine Shabitha, beautiful crust and the gooey inside, awesome.

that looks so yum!!..If it was in front of me..it would be gone in a minute!

Craving for a molten lava cake now seeing all those wonderful clicks

Ooo..that looks ooey- gooey..totally irresistible for a chocoholic like me..YUMMY!!

US Masala

sooooooo tempting ...love this chocolaty lava cakes ...yummy

Satya
http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

Lava Cakes look simply heavenly. Very nicely clicked photos.


Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Love these chocolate lava cakes...luscious, rich and so chocolatey!

Droolworthy cake, fantastic!

Irresistible is the word Shabitha....

Yummy cake,chocolaty and irresistible..looks divine.

I saw many today, the gooey choco is irresistible, yum!

Lovely.. and delicious..

soo tempting......! superb !!!!

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cakes have come out perfectly. Looks very tempting

looks perfect...so yummy n chocolatey....

I love making this and love eating it!
Your cake looks delish!

Its my favourite too.........am drooling cing the picture

I am getting crazy unless and until I make the cake.....lovely presentation.....

loving those little raspberries with that gorgeous cake!

This looks truely divine!!.. after seeing the recipe in allrecipes.com,my dtr has been after me for quite some time to make this for her..No wonder she drools at pics of lava cake!!ur clicks are superb!!

Excellent cake and lovely round up.

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