Molten Lava Chocolate Cake

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Molten Lava Chocolate Cake

by Eric Low

The famous Molten Lava Chocolate Cake looks intimidating, when in fact it is not difficult to create at all! Serve with a freshly-made berries sauce, this densely rich delicacy will leave you reaching for seconds.

Cuisine : Baking Course : Dessert Skill Level : Novice
Prep : 30 mins Cook : 5 mins Ready in : 35 mins Serves : 6


  • 125g Semi Sweet/Bitter Sweet Chocolate Chips/Covertures (50% cocoa)
  • 100g Unsalted Butter
  • 50g Plain Flour
  • 3 Eggs
  • 3 Egg Yolks
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 tsp Instant Coffee Powder (optional)
  • 50ml Water


  1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Butter 12 small ramekins (100ml size).
  2. Bring a small pot of water to boil, set up a hot water bath. Place a MUM 8 pastry mixing bowl above the hot water.
  3. Add the chocolate chips and melt together with butter until smooth. Remove from heat and allow cooling for 5-10 minutes.
  4. In the same Mum 8 Pastry mixing bowl, add flour and sugar to chocolate/butter sauce. Beat the mixture at speed 4 and gradually stir in the eggs and yolks until smooth.
  5. Add vanilla and coffee liqueur/instant coffee and mix until combined.
  6. Divide the batter evenly among the each ramekin. Transfer ramekins to a baking tray and bake for 4 minutes.
  7. Serve the cake direct in ramekins or invert to unmold by scrapping the sides with a palette knife. Compliment cake with vanilla ice cream and raspberries.
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