Chocolate Lava Cake

Saturday, 28 February 2015 ·

With Mothers Day just around the corner it's the perfect time to learn to make a new decadent dessert to treat her. As with all pretty much all the recipes I post on here this one is really easy which is always good for a dessert which tastes so good and looks pretty fancy too! Despite this I have a feeling once you've practiced it once you're going to want to practice it again and again to 'get it just right' or just so you can keep eating them! Be warned though, they are very rich. 

A lot of the recipes that I have come across can be a little time consuming and complicated which has always put me off. This one however, couldn't be easier! I have Ingrid (Ingrid Nilsen) & Claire (The Kitchy Kitchen) to thank for this incredible recipe and I've already made it on more than one occasion...! 

What You'll Need To Buy... 

- 6oz plain chocolate
- 2 large (free range) eggs
- 2 tbsp white sugar
- 2 tbsp (packed) brown sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/6 cup plain flour
- 2 tbsp unsalted butter
- pinch salt 
- 1/2 cup chocolate sauce

What You'll Need To Do... 

1. Whisk the eggs in a small bowl and place to one side. 

2. Melt the chocolate, sugar and butter over a low heat, making sure to keep stirring. 

3. Once it's all melted take it off the heat and allow to cool for a couple of minutes before slowly adding the vanilla extract and eggs whilst whisking. 

4. Add the plain flour and pinch of salt and mix until thoroughly combined. 

5. Grease the inside of two small ramekins and pour in some of the mixture until each ramekin is between 1/3 and 1/2 full. 

6. Scoop in 1-2 tbsp of chocolate sauce into the middle of the ramekins and top with more of the mixture until the ramekins are full. 

7. Pop into the oven (preheated to 200 degrees celsius) and bake for 10-12 minutes. 

8. Once your timer has gone off, remove the ramekins from the oven and allow to cool for a few minutes. Now you can either run a knife around the edge of each ramekin and tip the cakes out onto a plate to serve or simply eat them straight out of the ramekins. I tried to turn mine out and it was an epic fail but practice makes perfect! 

This is such a fantastic dessert to make if you have people coming round for dinner as I can guarantee it will instantly impress! 

What's your go to dessert to make when you want to impress?


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    1. I can't even begin to tell you how easy it is to make! Would be delicious with some whipped cream and fresh raspberries!

      Meg x