In just 35 minutes your delicious chocolate lava cake is ready to serve

In Just 35 Minutes Your Delicious Chocolate Lava Cake Is Ready To Serve

These chocolate puddings, also known as chocolate fondant or lava cakes, have a beautiful gooey centre and make an outstanding dinner party dessert with little effort.

Prep Time: 15 Minutes Cooking Time: 20 Minutes Total Time: 35 Minutes Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 100g butter with a little extra for greasing
  • 100g of chopped dark chocolate
  • 150g of light brown soft sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 50g of ordinary flour and
  • 1 serving of ice cream for each cake

Preparation

Step 1: Pre Heat the Oven

Pre-heat the oven to 200°C/180°F fan/gas 6. Place six dariole basins or moulds on a baking tray before greasing the moulds on all sides with butter.

Step 2: Melt the chocolate

Combine 100g of butter and 100g of finely chopped dark chocolate in a heatproof bowl. Set the bowl over a pan of hot water, or you can melt the ingredients in the microwave in 30-second intervals on a low setting. Stir until the mixture is smooth. Set aside for 15 minutes to gradually cool down.

Step 3: Whisk it well

Using an electric hand whisk combine 50g of plain flour, 150g of light brown soft sugar, and 3 large eggs, one at a time. To fill the darioles or basins, divide the mixture in half.

Step 4: Time to bake

Now you can refrigerate the mixture until you’re ready to bake them. Bake for 16 minutes straight from frozen, or bake for 10-12 minutes until the tops are firm to the touch but the middles are still sticky gooey.

Step 5: Serve

Gently run a knife around the edge of each pudding before turning out onto serving plates and serving with single scoop of ice cream.

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