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Oozing Chocolate Lava Cake

Yes, I am a chocolate addict. :D
These cakes make my mouth water each time I make them.
Thing is, I haven't made them in ages!
Maybe for the weekend?
I got this recipe from my grams, so that says it all...
Their delicious!
I googled the image and this was the closest I could get to how they turn out.

Serve with some ice cream on the side or whipped cream, it's delicious! :drool:


Cake batter:

200 g dark semi-sweet chocolate
8 tbsp butter
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 eggs
1/3 cup flour
1/8 tsp salt
1/8 tsp cream of tartar
1/4 cup sugar

Chocolate Lava filling:

50 g dark semi-sweet chocolate
1/3 cup heavy cream
1 tsp butter


1. Chop the dark semi-sweet chocolate into pieces. Place into a metal bowl, add butter. Melt over a simmering waterbath. Remove from heat.

2. Add vanilla extract and (3) egg yolks. Whisk together until chocolate mixture is smooth.

3. Add well sifted cake flour, and gently incorporated into the above chocolate mixture.

4. Place the (3) egg whites into a clean metal bowl, add salt and cream of tartar. Using a whisk, whip egg whites until soft peaks form. Continue to whisk while slowly sprinkling in the sugar.

5. Using a rubber spatula, carefully fold 1/3rd of the egg whites into the chocolate mixture. Then fold-in another 1/3rd of the egg whites. Then fold-in the last 1/3rd of the egg whites.

6. Deposit the batter into 6 large "non-stick" muffin tins - fill 3/4 full. Ramekins can also be used simply butter insides and dust with cocoa powder.

7. Push a Chocolate Lava Center into the center of each cake batter. This creates the molten lava center!

8. Bake at 375F degrees for 15 minutes. Do not over bake!

9. Remove from oven, wait 5 minutes, then unmold onto a wire rack to cool.

Chocolate Lava filling:

1. Chop dark semi-sweet chocolate into pieces. Place into a metal bowl. Heat heavy cream, pour over chocolate and whisk until smooth. Add butter and whisk until incorporated.

2. Place mixture into the refrigerator to cool. Every few minutes whisk the mixture until a frosting like consistency is reached. If the mixture becomes firm slightly rewarm.

3. Fill a pastry bag with the ganache. Pipe-out 6 golf ball sized balls. Place these babys into the freezer until ready to use.

SugarSweet01 SugarSweet01 8 years 49 weeks
wow this looks delicious. Americans have the best food
rockgirl10 rockgirl10 8 years 49 weeks
WoW that dose look great!!!
Kath69 Kath69 8 years 49 weeks
Is it okay to want lava cake for breakfast? Geez, this looks AMAZING! :drool:
nutsuda nutsuda 8 years 49 weeks
yo yo!!. i like hilary duff and alize.
ashleycakes ashleycakes 8 years 51 weeks
They were very good! The only problem was that we didn't have enough people to eat all of them and had to throw some away :CRY: My husband's brother ate 2 and I thought he was going to die! I made some whipped cream which cut the semi-sweet chocolate taste a little. I :LOVE: really sweet desserts, but this one was a good compromise for me and my husband that lacks a sweet tooth. Thanks again for the recipe, this is def. one that I'll be using again in the future!
celebrity_soup celebrity_soup 8 years 51 weeks
awesome! so glad you tried it :D so, did they turn out to be a dream or what? :drool:
ashleycakes ashleycakes 8 years 51 weeks
I made these last week and took pictures with my camera phone, but I can't figure out how to get them on here (it's a new phone and I am an idiot), so I will post them as soon as I can figure it out!
Livience Livience 9 years 2 days
:drool: Nuff said.
hills hills 9 years 2 days
o yum
Twinkle1 Twinkle1 9 years 2 days
You're killing me Soup! :drool:
curleyjo84 curleyjo84 9 years 2 days
soup, what are you trying to do to me.... i am tryign to lick my computer screen
butterfly7 butterfly7 9 years 2 days
Just the name is sinful! Put the pic, OMG! Print this right now(like I need it). Thank you!
crispet1 crispet1 9 years 2 days
ashleycakes ashleycakes 9 years 2 days
These look so good I think I am going to have to try them out tonight!
pinkangelmonkey pinkangelmonkey 9 years 2 days
:drool: lava cake!!! :drool:
Food Food 9 years 3 days
gotta love recipes from gram! sounds divine!
jennifer76 jennifer76 9 years 3 days
Oh my gosh, this looks so sweet and naughty and yum!
mellie_608 mellie_608 9 years 3 days
These look heavenly! I've been wanting to make these for awhile, not quite sure why I haven't yet... oh yeah...because I would eat them ALL!!