Chocolate Lava Cakes

IMG_2944I love chocolate cake, especially when it is soft and gooey inside. For my early Christmas dinner I decided to bake some Chocolate Lava Cakes! They were delicious!

These cakes will cook really quickly and will grow like a soufflé but, after removing from the oven, it will reduce a little (like the last soufflé I did…).


Chocolate Lava Cakes (serves 4)

  • 100 g of butter
  • 150 g of semi-sweet chocolate
  • 3 small or medium eggs
  • 60 g of sugar
  • 1 tbsp of sugar
  1. Pre-heat the oven at 200ºC.
  2. Butter four ramekins (200 ml capacity each) and dust them with white granulated sugar.
  3. Cut the butter and the chocolate into pieces and place it in a small pan or a heatproof bowl. Place this pan/bowl into a large pan with simmering water and melt the chocolate and butter. Stir to help it melt.IMG_2813
  4. In a large bowl mix the egg yolks with the 60g of sugar. Beat well until you get a light yellow mixture.
  5. Add the melted chocolate and butter to the egg yolks and mix well.
  6. In another bowl, whisk the egg whites until they get thick. Add a tbsp of sugar and whisk again until you get a stiff peaks.IMG_2821
  7. Gently incorporate the egg whites into the chocolate mixture with a spatula, being careful not to whisk or stir this dough much.IMG_2822
  8. Pour the mixture into the ramekins and cook in the oven for approximately 10 to 15 minutes. The cakes will grow and will have a nice cooked layer on top.
  9. Remove from the oven carefully, since the ramekins will be quite hot, and serve sprinkled with some icing sugar and red berries.

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