January 05, 2008

Chocolate Lava Cake

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It
was a balmy October evening couple of years ago when I had my first taste of this French classic - Moelleux au Chocolat. After a nice Durga Pujo bhog dinner my friends and I, in mood for dessert, walked into a restaurant and ordered chocolate lava cake. Served with a scoop of vanilla ice-cream, this mix of molten chocolate and cake took me by surprise. Needless to say, we finished it in record time. And from then on I have been wanting to try it at home.

So when JFI: Chocolate rolled in, I decided to take my chances and try this at home. I was surprised by how easy it was and the taste of the chocolate lingers long after you have finished the cake.

Ingredients (4 people):
5 oz. 100 % Chocolate (or you can use 70% dark chocolate bar)
4 oz. Butter (diced, at room temperature)
2 Eggs
1/2 cup Granulated Sugar
1 tbspoon All Purpose Flour
Butter for Ramekins


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Method:

Preheat oven to 350°F

Melt chocolate on low flame in a double boiler or in a microwave. When melted, stir in butter and stir till it melts.

In another bowl, beat the eggs and sugar till it mixes well and becomes frothy. Now stir in melted chocolate and butter. Then add flour and mix everything together.

Butter 4 individual ramekins, and pour in chocolate batter. Then bake it in the oven for about 10 minutes till the rest of the cake is cooked but the center is still soft.

Take it out of the oven and turn the ramekins upside down onto dessert plates and serve warm.

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We enjoyed ours as is with some shiraz. This is my entry for JFI: Chocolate hosted by Deepz at Letz Cook. JFI is the brianchild of Indira at Mahanandi.

This is especially for a friend I have been luring to come visit us. A, another reason to visit us?

24 comments:

  1. yummm, where is the ice-cream? I love the warm chocolate + cold vanila icecream combo a lot... so, if A isn't coming, may I drop-in for a piece of cake?

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  2. amrita6:06 PM

    I know EXACTLY what your scheme is Ms. Mandira Machiavelli!!! First the Indonesian trout and now the molten chocolate cake!!! Like a tantalizing trail leading to Ann Arbor!

    BTW, thats too much molten chocolate in the center ... the cake should be seeping with it ... it shouldn't flow out like egg yolk no? :-)

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  3. Yummy! Perefct stuff on a wintery evening :).

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  4. Mandira! that is an awesome looking cake and with the choclate oozing out, no way it is simply irresistible.

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  5. Wow thats mouth watering choc melting :)

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  6. sinful. my god, i can only imagine what it must taste like. warm cake with vanilla icecream

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  7. I have to try this....but need to wait till all that holiday fat is burnt :P

    Shn

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  8. i can just scoop up that choc with a spoon and keep eating till i die :) i am a chocolate addict!!! lovely recipe!

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  9. Delicious! I was thinking of making it too. Happy Monday Mandira, have a great day!:)

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  10. Delicious.
    It indeed looks like a lava is flowing out. Yuùmmmy
    Happy Newyear

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  11. That looks so drool worthy!! Hope you had a great start to 2008! You make me crave for some of your chocolate lava!

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  12. I am also on the verge of baking some chocolate-ee stuff this week and this is an insipration... Lovely melty stuff!

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  13. cool recipe!! will give it a try...happy new yr, dear.

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  15. Mandira! You are a very wicked woman! Some of us are trying to be good after the holidays and here you are taunting us with this chocolate lava cake! :D

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  16. Chocolate, Cholate everywhere.. I love it!! Hot chocolate from cake... Delicious!! Wish i could have some NOW!!

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  17. drool..that looks awesome, but I would like cold ice cream

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  18. Seeing the pictures, I feel like tasting the cake! It would be really great to have icecream along with this. Too good.

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  19. Wow...I'm a believer!

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  20. Wowie!! That looks so good Mandira... heavenly. Great JFI entry.

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  21. Thank you all for your comments. We really enjoyed this and was surprised by how easy it was to make this. And it turned out quite delicious. And I will get some vanilla ice-cream to go with it next time :)

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  22. Oh Mandira...Please help me stick to my new year resolution. It's so hard to follow it after seeing your lava cake.

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  23. I agree with other blog friends. Looks absolutely delicious, grat pictures. Hey, i am trying hard to get my weight down too :)
    Archana
    http://www.archanaskitchen.com

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  24. Hey Mandira,
    I made this today with a few modifications. It is great when you need a quick chocolate fix. :)I love the fact that the recipe only calls for 5 ingredients. It did not take more than 10-15 min to put together.
    Thanks so much for the recipe

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