15 December 2011

Merry Christmas! Molten Chocolate Lava Cake

This is my last post for this year.

Since it is December and Christmas is just a week away, I should bake something related to Christmas :) When think of christmas bake, I think of you... chocolate! Still remember the days two of us, spend the whole evening enjoyed chocolate dessert :) Ah...nowadays spending time slowly eating dessert in a restaurant seems too luxury with an active boy beside :)

I love Molten Chocolate Lava Cake, a warm chocolate dessert with crispy top and melty center. When cut open the cake, the melty chocolate flows down like lava, usually it is paired with a scoop of ice-cream or cream or may be berries but I love to go just as it is.

This is my second attempt, the first one with water bath method didn't turn out as espected. The cake didn't raise and there was no crispy top. This second attempt is without water bath, the cake batter go straight to the oven without resting in the fridge. The temperature for this bake should be set at 210C but I mistaken it to be 180C, 15 mins of baking time was far too soon for my bake, when I tried to detach the cake from ramekin, I found it was still wet on the side. I placed them back to the oven and baked for another 10 mins and luckily I still have a bit of oozing "lava" at the bottom of the cake.

Note: Greased the ramekins properly with butter is very important to ensure you can detach the cake later. Grease ramekins with butter on the center than upright strokes for the side to make the cake raise higher.  

Crispy top cake. When shaking the ramekin you will find the cake still wobbly a bit.

Moist cake with melty center

Recipe adapted from auntyyochana's Warm Chocolate Cake

Ingredients for Cake:

2 eggs
2 egg yolks (omitted)
65 g unsalted butter
40 g sugar
100 g chocolate - melted (used 150g)
20 g cake flour (used plain flour)
5 g cocoa powder

1. melt chocolate and butter over hot water or double boiler.
2. whisk eggs and sugar till creamy.
3. add in melted chocolate mixture into the egg mixture. (has to gradually add in)
4. sift in flour and cocoa powder and fold in the mixture. (fold, no stirring please!)
5. pour into greased cup moulds till 3/4 full. (the right mixture is smooth and thick)
6. bake in hot oven at 210C for 15 mins.
7. Detach the cake on a serving plate.

Are you able to resist this dessert?

Wishing you a blessed Christmas, Happy New Year and Happy Holiday!

Happy Baking! See you next year :D


  1. Now is almost dinner time.. looking at the desserts.. i am so hungry.

  2. Ah Tze, I love the Lava oozing out from the cake. Yummy!

    Happy Holiday ! Merry Xmas & Happy New Year

  3. 这蛋糕好棒

  4. bende yapmıstım harıka oluyor sıcak cıkolatalı kekte nefıs gorunuyor ellerıne sağlık

  5. ahhhhhh this is so sweet!!!!

    Have a lovely days,

  6. 说真的,乡巴婆的我还没吃过这种蛋糕,很诱人咧 ^_^

  7. Just perfect! My family LOVES these and I'll definitely try your recipe!!! Merry Christmas!!!

  8. Rich chocolate cake! Wish you merry christmas and happy holidays!

  9. I love molten cake too, hard to resist! Wah, you so fast 收工 already ah, hehe. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year ya!

  10. Looks yummy! Love the melting oozing choc!
    Have a good and enjoyable holiday! Take care! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  11. 这款现做现吃最棒,看到都流口水了。

  12. happy holidays!

    and the lava cakes look so oozy and delicious!

  13. I love this chocolate lavea cake very much. Must try them soon.
    Merry Xmas and Happy New Year :)

  14. appreciate your tips here! Have a good break, happy holidays and merry christmas to you, tze!

  15. with a scoop of vanilla ice-cream on top, yummy yummy! Wishing you and your family a blessed Christmas and Happy Holidays..See you next year..

  16. 讨厌啦,

  17. Wow! looks delicious! I have always wanted to try this but afraid might not get good results! bookmarking this!

  18. That's so chocolatey, rich and tempting!

  19. i never try molten chocolate lava cake b4 but urs makes me feel like grab one (from ur pic);p

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

  20. I wish you and yours a lovely holiday seasons as well.
    wishing you joy, health, love each and every day.


  21. Wishing you and all at home a very Merry & Blessed Christmas too!

  22. Merry Xmas to you n your family. Hope you have a lovely stay in Melbourne.

  23. Blissful Christmas and happy New Year to you and your family! Looking forward to seeing more great posts from you. 😊

  24. Eileen@Hundred Eighty DegreesMon Dec 26, 02:23:00 PM 2011

    Wishing you and your family a Happy New Year 2012!

  25. Hope you had fun celebrating Christmas! Have a blessed 2012! :)

  26. Serious rich and delicious!
    Happy Holidays!

  27. Lovely molten lava cake, I always want to try this, still on my to do list. Merry Christmas to you!

    Btw, can you drop me an email, want to ask you something.

  28. OOo, that looks delicious...very decadent.
    Hope you had a lovely Christmas and a very happy New Year.

  29. Ah Tze, belated X'mas from me~
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to u and ur belove family!! Wish u a vry Great year ahead!!

  30. Have a Blessed Christmas Ah Tze.

    This looks yummy.

  31. Happy New Year 2012 to you :)

  32. Ah Tze, this look fantastic!! Aiyoh, I am drooling now. Hey I am poping in to wish you and your family a Happy New Year. May 2012 be a great year for you. Hugs

  33. Hope that I'm not too late to wish you a Happy 2012! And best wishes for you and your family!

    I always want to bake a molten chocolate lava cake but didn't have a chance yet. Yours look very irresistible...*sign* My to-bake list is getting too long...

  34. 'sinfully' delicious! Happy new year to you and family.

  35. OH MY GOD una gran tentación me encanta ,rico postre y linda presentación,abrazos hugs,hugs.

  36. Happy Chinese New Year to you and your family! ...with lots of good luck and prosperity in this Dragon year.


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