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Chocolate lava cake is a sweet single-portion temptation, easy and quick to prepare. The perfect dessert to conquer your guests any day of the year: a soft shell to sink your spoon in to discover the soft and creamy center.
The chocolate lava cake is excellent at the end of a meal, to be prepared in advance and then baked in the oven at the time of serving to ensure a perfect dark chocolate center. A real explosion of flavor that will capture the hearts of the lucky ones who taste it: it could be an ace in the hole to end the Valentine's Day dinner!
Chocolate lava cake
Preparation: 20 minutes - Cooking: 10 minutes
Difficulty: Low - Portions: 4-6 persons - Cost: Low
How to prepare Chocolate Lava Cake
To make the chocolate lava cake, first chop the chocolate coarsely with a knife, then put it in a bowl. Set the bowl in a pan filled with hot water in order to melt the chocolate. Mix with a rubber spatula to help melt it and when it is smooth, add the butter and stir until it has completely combined. Once ready, turn off the burner and keep the bowl aside with the melted chocolate. Meanwhile, pour the eggs and yolk into a bowl, add the powdered sugar and the seeds from the vanilla pod or Vanillina packet.
Beat with a mixer until it is clear and frothy, then pour in the melted chocolate and continue to combine it thoroughly.
Now add the dry ingredients to the egg mixture: sift the flour and the cocoa powder then mix with a spatula to combine the ingredients.
Take some 3" wide and 1 1/2" deep round aluminum molds, butter the bottoms and the sides and then sprinkle with brown sugar (alternatively you can use cocoa powder or powdered sugar). Pour the chocolate mixture into the molds 2/3 full, then bake in a static oven preheated to 350° F for 13-15 minutes. When the time is up, take your cakes out right away.
Turn them upside down on a serving plate still hot taking care not to burn yourself. Finish by sprinkling the chocolate lava cake with powdered sugar. Serve immediately and enjoy with your Valentine!