Thursday, October 7, 2010

Molten Chocolate Lava Cake




Hi

When Divya of Sweet punch announced that Molten lava cake was the challenge for the month of October, my daughter jumped in joy.She is a chocoholic and this has been on my wish list to bake for her.

The highly rich chocolate cake by itself is very easy to prepare and bake.I did not want the inside to be only ooey and gooey but wanted to be really rich molten chocolate centered cakes. Divya had a solution for this too. She asked us to place a chocolate ganache inside, making sure that it would result in a ten chocolate center:-).I adapted the ganache recipe from ANITA's blog


INGREDIENTS FOR THE CAKE

Recipe source showmethecurry

Semi sweet baking chocolate 113gms

Butter 1/2 cup

Sugar 1/3 cup

Eggs 2

All purpose flour 1/4 cup

Butter for greasing the moulds


INGREDIENTS FOR THE CHOCOLATE GANACHE

Rich chocolate 113 gms

Butter 3 tbsp

Fresh cream 2 tbsp


PREPARATION OF GANACHE

Melt ht chocolate, butter and cream together in a double boiler till smooth.

Keep in the refrigerator till slightly set, for nearly an hour

scoop out small balls and put them in freezer till u need.



PREPARATION OF THE CUP CAKES

In a double boiler melt the chocolate

In another bowl beat the eggs and sugar together till light and fluffy

Once the chocolate is melted, remove from heat and add the butter and whisk till the butter is incorporated smoothly


Now add the egg-sugar mix to this and whisk thoroughly

Add the all purpose flour and mix properly

Grease the cup cake moulds or Ramekins and pour half of the batter equally in all the moulds.

Place a ganache at the center of each one and pour the remaining batter on all these covering the gananche fully


Bake these at 180C for 15 to 18 minutes

If you do not want ganache inside just bake the batter for 10 to 12 minutes for that ooey gooey centers.


LET IT COOL, Invert on a serving plate and serve with Vanilla icecream. I could not do this because there wasn't any cakes left by the time i bought the ice cream

Delicious molten lava cakes ready.


Mine turned out very well and was over in a jiffy:-)

Have some ganache left in the freezer, could bake more:-)

Thank you divya for such a wonderful challenge