Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Madhu's Recipe: Molten lava cake


1. Butter 1 stick
2. Eggs 2
3. sugar 1/4 cup
4. Dark chocolate (70% cocoa) 100 gms
5. Plain flour 1/4 cup
6 Butter for grasing the ramkins.


1. In a double boiler, melt chocolate and butter. Double boiler is just a pan with simmering water, on its top holds another vessel, in which the chocolate and butter would melt gradually from the steam. the vessel on top should not touch the water that is simmering.

2. In a medium mixing bowl, beat Eggs and Sugar until light and fluffy
3. Once chocolate is melted, remove pan from heat and add in butter. Mix until the butter melts fully.
4. Add chocolate/butter mixture into the eggs, add all-purpose flour and mix until well incorporated.
5. Butter bottom and sides of ramekins (small glass/porcelain bowls) and pour in mixture about 3/4 way full.
6. Place ramekins on a baking tray and bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit (180 C) for 10 – 15 minutes. Shorter for gooey (molten) inside, longer for stiff inside.
7. Serve hot with vanilla ice cream.