Monday, March 19, 2012

Chocolate Fondant / Chocolate Lava Cake / Molten Chocolate Cake

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Doesn't that look amazing? This is the elusive {or fussy} cake that goes by too many names. What do you call it? I prefer Molten Chocolate Cake. Anyway, I got Heidi's blog as my assignment this month, which had so so many recipes, that the choice became qutie difficult. Now that I've began cooking, a lot of her savory recipes seemed interesting too, but in an effort to keep this blog all about the good stuff, I decided to stick with a dessert recipe. Since her blog is translated to English, I chose one of the easier recipes, I didn't want to lost in translation. And this satisfies a craving too.

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Molten Chocolate Cake
Recipe from Tasty Kitchen via Heidi's World

100 g dark chocolate {I used 64%}
1 stick [113 g / 8 oz] unsalted butter
2 tsp [30 g] cocoa powder
2/3 cup icing sugar
2 eggs
2 egg yolks
6 tbsp flour

Instructions -
  1. Preheat oven to 425 F [220 C]. Grease and line ramekins with castor sugar, optional, but it helps.
  2. In a double boiler, melt together the chocolate, butter and cocoa. Remove from heat, and sift in the icing sugar.
  3. Now add the eggs and the yolks, mixing well between additions. Sift in the flour, until just mixed, being careful not to overbeat.
  4. Pour into prepared ramekins and bake 13-15 minutes, till sides are set but the centre is still jiggly. You might want to have one test run first, since the timing is crucial for this sort of cake.
  5. Serve with ice cream, whipped cream, or a dusting of icing sugar.

56 comments:

  1. This is my husband's all-time fave dessert. i totally need to make it for him

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  2. Great choice and I'm glad you liked it! My husband often asks me to make this cake again, so maybe I should do that soon (and then put some new and better pictures on the post :-))

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  3. Great picture, LOVE the powdered sugar on top! I'm just needing a TALL glass of milk now.

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  4. I love molten chocolate cake. Great SRC pick!

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  5. I call it molten chocolate cake too, yours looks fantastic!

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  6. this looks fabulous! What I wouldn't give for one of these right now!

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  7. My kids are drooling at the sight of these! These look fantastic!

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  9. Sorry, I misspelled 'you're' in the previous comment...I can't stand that. :D
    Anway, I'm so glad that you're sticking to dessert recipes, this looks fabulous!

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    1. Hahha I have a grammar peeve too. I'm glad :)

      It's a good idea to stick to only desserts?

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  10. Chocolate lava cakes are so temperamental - Great job on getting such a wonderful picture! They look divine!

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    1. I know! I didn't even have ramekins, so I made them in a cupcake tin and had to adjust time!

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  11. Mmm, one of my very favorite treats. When my husband and I go out, we always get the molten lava cake for dessert! I should make it more often.
    Mmm. Sorry if you've been orphaned. I know I've made a few things from your blog in the past and love it. A yummy-baker after my own heart! ;)

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    1. Aw you just made my day. Molten chocolate cakes are high on my list of desserts to eat out as well <3

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  12. Looks amazing! I love eating these things, but I've never actually tried making them. I definitely need to get on it. Thanks for sharing. :D

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    1. It's actually so easy to make, once you do you'll want to make them constantly!

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  13. You can't really say much about molten chocolate, it just looks awesome and I see theres only a half a cake in the pic? Now I wonder where the other half went ;)
    Great SRC post..

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    1. Hhaha. More like one and a half even before I clicked the picture :P

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  14. I love Molten Cakes, and yours looks amazing!!

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  15. This looks delicious and pretty, too! I love molten cakes. A great choice for SRC!

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  16. Delish! Now that is what I call a yummy dessert! Love the oozing chocolate. Glad to be part of SRC group C with you.

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  17. Love, love, love this dessert. It is truly amazing! Great SRC pick.

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    1. Me too! It's one of those that look so complicated but are actually so easy!

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  18. Oh, gosh, your lava cakes look amazing!!! One of our family favorite, and now I'll have to try your recipe. Wonderful SRC post :)

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    1. You must try this. There's another favorite recipe I have, that I'll post soon :)

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  19. Great pick! This recipe seems pretty easy for such a "fussy" cake!

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    1. Yeah, it's one of those shockers when you look at the recipe.

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  21. this looks just perfectly gooey and molten lava-y! Gorgeous! I never really knew how to make the molten cake...will have to now try it :)

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  24. YUM, totally delicious looking.

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  25. Oh-my-chocolate-craving! This looks amazing. Jenna

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  26. oh my...I love chocolate! this looks right up my alley!

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  27. absolutely delicious, I m so making these next!!!

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  28. That looks really good and mouthwatering! I love how the chocolate drips down the center of the cake.

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