🎁 Today the journey to a passion called food takes us to America and chocolate lava cakes. A dish of five ingredients: butter, sugar, eggs, chocolate and flour. A cake that provides a warmth with the whole lava burst. Your children will absolutely love it as they break into the cake and see an explosion of chocolate.

Lava cakes can be made as one big centrepiece or mini chocolate delights. They can have additional chocolate poured over or topped with whipped cream. This recipe is one that will be really fun for the whole family to get involved with. A very simple recipe that is safe for the children to try. So, gather all the kids, pull the adults away from the sofa, and start baking. So, show them this recipe and maybe they will surprise you.

👉 Molten Lava Cake

Ingredients:

  • 100g butter
  • 100g dark chocolate
  • 150g light brown sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 50g plain flour
  • Cocoa Powder for dusting the moulds

🎄 Method:

  1. Heat oven to 200C. Butter 6 dariole moulds or basins and roll in some cocoa powder and place on a baking tray
  2. Put 100g butter and 100g chopped dark chocolate in a heatproof bowl and set over a pan of hot water (or alternatively put in the microwave and melt in 30-second bursts on a low setting) and stir until smooth. Set aside to cool slightly for 15 mins
  3. Using an electric hand whisk, mix in 150g light brown soft sugar, then 3 large eggs, one at a time, followed by ½ tsp vanilla extract and finally 50g plain flour. Divide the mixture among the darioles or basins
  4. You can now either put the mixture in the fridge until you’re ready to bake them. Bake now for 10-12 mins until the tops are firm to the touch but the middles still feel squidgy
  5. Carefully run a knife around the edge of each pudding, then turn out onto serving plates and serve with single cream
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