Lava Cake

Lava Cake
Introduction: The legend goes that this great dessert has been discovered by a French cook who did not leave the cake to cook long enough in the oven. When cutting it, he realized that the interior was like a volcano lava hence the name of the cake. Lava Cake is one of those mysterious desserts you may see on fancy restaurants menus. Unless you try making it, you will not realize how easy and fast it can be prepared. My son decided last night after indulging in a hurry two of those cakes that this is the top favorite dessert in my portfolio.
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Recipe Source: Jamila Cusine
Serves: 3
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  • 1 cup of bitter sweet chocolate chips (160 grams)
  • 5 tablespoons of butter (75 grams)
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 egg yolks
  • ¾ cup of powder sugar (70 grams)
  • 3 tablespoons of flour (30 grams)
  • 1 tablespoon of vanilla essence
  • 1 pinch of salt
  1. Place the chocolate and the butter in a heat resistant bowl and melt over a pot of boiling water, stirring until the butter and chocolate are completely melted (this process is called bain-marie)
  2. Remove from heat and stir in the eggs and the yolks, mixing until homogenous
  3. Add the sugar, flour, vanilla and salt, one ingredient at a time, stirring well after each addition
  4. Prepare the ramekins by greasing them with butter and pour the batter evenly amongst them
  5. Bake in preheated oven at 400 F (200 C) for 10 minutes or until the edges are firm and the center runny
  6. Remove from oven, allow 3 minutes to rest, run a knife around the ramekin edges to loosen and invert onto dessert plates
  7. Decorate with powder sugar, fresh mint leaves and fresh strawberries
  8. Serve warm. Enjoy!
You may choose any chocolate you like


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