Hello everyone, I hope you are all well.
These molten chocolate soufflé lava cakes are just amazing, when you take a bite the chocolate in the middle will ooze out like lava…
Here is the recipe, enjoy!
Molten Chocolate Soufflé Lava Cakes (yield: 6 mini cakes)
- 2 1/4 oz. (65 g) melted dark chocolate, 70 % cocoa solids
- just over 1/3 cup (90 ml) heavy cream
Melt the chocolate, either in the microwave oven or over a pan or simmering water.
Heat the cream until almost boiling and pour it over the melted chocolate.
Use an empty egg carton or a mold like the one I’m using here and cover with plastic wrap.
Fill each of the indentions with about 1/2 oz. (15 g) of the chocolate/cream mixture, then place in the freezer until set.
- 1 3/4 oz. (50 g) dark chocolate
- 3 1/2 tablespoons (25 g) pure unsweetened cocoa powder
- 3 1/2 tablespoons (50 g) butter
- 3 large eggs, separated
- 3 tablespoons (50 g) heavy cream or crème fraîche
- 1/3 cup (65 g) regular sugar
Put the chocolate, cocoa and butter into a bowl. Place the bowl over a pan of simmering water and stir until melted and smooth.
Put the egg yolks (reserve the whites for later) into a bowl with the cream and give it a whisk.
Now mix the egg yolk/cream mixture with the melted chocolate/butter mixture.
Whisk the egg whites with the sugar until you have a glossy meringue, about 1-2 minutes.
Stir the chocolate mixture into the meringue with a rubber spatula.
Stir until well blended.
I use silicone cupcake cases here.
Or use small oven-proof dessert bowls like these, just make sure you grease and dust with flour.
Divide the cake mixture between the cases/bowls, about 2 ice cream scoops for each of them.
Remove the chocolate ganache from the freezer and place one or two into each of the cases/bowls.
Bake in a 390 ˚F (200 ˚C) oven for about 10-15 minutes.
Turn out onto small plates and enjoy with some ice cream…
These can be made in advance, just store them in the refrigerator and put them in the microwave for one minute before serving.
I hope I was able to tempt you…
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