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Chocolate Molten Lava Cake

February 11, 2021

Chocolate Molten Lava Cake

These chocolate molten lava cakes are delicious and decadent - perfect for a family gathering or dinner party! This recipe is provided by our partner, Valrhona, who have been producing the world’s finest chocolate in the small village of Tain L’Hermitage, France since 1922

What is lava cake?

Lava cake is a popular, rich dessert which produces a river of molten chocolate (lava) when you tuck into it. It really is the ultimate chocolate lovers dream! 

Lava cake might appear simply like undercooked cake, which is actually the case for quite a few recipes you may find. However, we prefer to bake the cakes well and then use chocolate drops in the middle, to give that oozing liquid chocolate filling! 

Can you reheat them?

We strongly recommend eating these fresh from the oven. As the cake cools the chocolate will set, and while you can try and reheat it you'll likely end up with an overcooked sponge while trying to get the middle back to the right flowing texture. 

What ingredients do I need?

We recommend using the finest quality, Valrhona Guanaja 70% baking bag. These are dark chocolate feves which provide a truly exceptional flavour. They combine the remarkable bitterness of dark chocolate with underlying aromatic and flowery notes to really take your dessert to the next level! 

You'll also need some chocolate drops to place in the middle of the dessert - to give that velvety melted chocolate center. Alternatively you can use a whole chocolate truffle instead. 

Top tips from our chef

Our chef recommends serving this with some vanilla bourbon ice cream. The sweet creaminess is the perfect complement to the rich bitter chocolate. You can also top them with some fresh berries such as raspberries. 

Don't have any ramekins to hand? You can also use a 12-hole muffin tin instead.

 

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