When Divya of Sweet punch announced that Molten lava cake was the challenge for the month of October, my daughter jumped in joy.She is a chocoholic and this has been on my wish list to bake for her.
The highly rich chocolate cake by itself is very easy to prepare and bake.I did not want the inside to be only ooey and gooey but wanted to be really rich molten chocolate centered cakes. Divya had a solution for this too. She asked us to place a chocolate ganache inside, making sure that it would result in a ten chocolate center:-).I adapted the ganache recipe from ANITA's blog
INGREDIENTS FOR THE CAKE
Recipe source showmethecurry
Semi sweet baking chocolate 113gms
Butter 1/2 cup
Sugar 1/3 cup
All purpose flour 1/4 cup
Butter for greasing the moulds
INGREDIENTS FOR THE CHOCOLATE GANACHE
Rich chocolate 113 gms
Butter 3 tbsp
Fresh cream 2 tbsp
PREPARATION OF GANACHE
Melt ht chocolate, butter and cream together in a double boiler till smooth.
Keep in the refrigerator till slightly set, for nearly an hour
scoop out small balls and put them in freezer till u need.
PREPARATION OF THE CUP CAKES
In a double boiler melt the chocolate
In another bowl beat the eggs and sugar together till light and fluffy
Once the chocolate is melted, remove from heat and add the butter and whisk till the butter is incorporated smoothly
Now add the egg-sugar mix to this and whisk thoroughly
Add the all purpose flour and mix properly
Grease the cup cake moulds or Ramekins and pour half of the batter equally in all the moulds.
Place a ganache at the center of each one and pour the remaining batter on all these covering the gananche fully
Bake these at 180C for 15 to 18 minutes
If you do not want ganache inside just bake the batter for 10 to 12 minutes for that ooey gooey centers.
LET IT COOL, Invert on a serving plate and serve with Vanilla icecream. I could not do this because there wasn't any cakes left by the time i bought the ice cream
Delicious molten lava cakes ready.
Mine turned out very well and was over in a jiffy:-)
Have some ganache left in the freezer, could bake more:-)
Thank you divya for such a wonderful challenge
Labels: all purpose flour, butter, CHOCOLATE, cream, sugar