Lava cake has to be one of the most comforting desserts ever. Especially if it is served with ice cream. High end restaurants make lava cakes with frozen ganache inside. So, as the outside bakes, the inside melts. It takes some time and effort to do that, but not everyone has that much time.
If you want a lava cakes which is just as good as the restaurant grade, but doesn’t take that much time to make, then this recipe is definitely for you.
Make it for your partner (I always believed that this recipe screams “LOVE’) or for your friends. Everyone is going to be surprised of how good this is.
- Dark chocolate – 60 grams
- Butter – 55 grams
- Powdered sugar – 60 grams
- 1 egg
- 1 egg yolk
- 3 tbs of all-purpose flour
Melt the chocolate with butter over Bain-marie (double boiler). Once it is melted, turn off the heat and leave the bowl on the pot to keep it warm, so the chocolate stays runny.
Next whisk powdered sugar, 1 egg and 1 egg yolk together. Whisk it until everything combines and the volume doubles in size.
Combine egg and sugar mixture with melted chocolate by pouring the chocolate into the egg mixture. Make sure the chocolate is not too hot so it wouldn’t scramble the eggs. Once everything is combined, sift in the flour and fold it in.
Try not to over-work it. As soon as everything is combined, stop working the batter and divide it between two butter covered ramekins.
Bake it on 200 degrees Celsius (400 degrees Fahrenheit) with fan on for 7 minutes.
After 7 minutes of baking, take it out and leave it on the side to rest for another 2 minutes.
Take it out of the ramekins and serve with vanilla ice cream, fresh berries (I chose raspberries) and powdered sugar on top.
And there you have it, guys. Simple but delicious lava cake.
Tip: Make the batter ahead of time, put it in the ramekins and refrigerate it. Once you need it, let it sit in the room temperature for a couple of minutes and bake for 7-8 minutes. Batter can be refrigerated for up to 2 days.