PicMonkey Collage

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!

E95A7475

Molten Chocolate Soufflé Lava Cakes (yield: 6 mini cakes)

Ganache center:

  • 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.

E95A7277

Heat the cream until almost boiling and pour it over the melted chocolate.

E95A7278

Stir well.

E95A7280

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.

E95A7286

Lava Cakes:

  • 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.

E95A7296 E95A7297

Put the egg yolks (reserve the whites for later) into a bowl with the cream and give it a whisk.

E95A7315

Now mix the egg yolk/cream mixture with the melted chocolate/butter mixture.

E95A7319

Set aside.

E95A7322

Whisk the egg whites with the sugar until you have a glossy meringue, about 1-2 minutes.

E95A7327

Stir the chocolate mixture into the meringue with a rubber spatula.

E95A7337

Stir until well blended.

E95A7340

I use silicone cupcake cases here.

E95A7344

Or use small oven-proof dessert bowls like these, just make sure you grease and dust with flour.

E95A7310

Divide the cake mixture between the cases/bowls, about 2 ice cream scoops for each of them.

E95A7350

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.

E95A7354

Done…

E95A7374

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.

E95A7475

I hope I was able to tempt you…

Hugs from me to you.

1

Print Friendly

Comments

comments

Menu