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Delicious Chocolate Lava Cake

Ingredients for
сals/100 gr
Dark chocolate (60-80%)
1 bar
399 cals
0.3 cup
240 cals
0.25 cup
370 cals
2 pcs
70 cals
0.25 cup
120 cals
1 pinch
Total calories in the prepared dish
1199 cals
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  1. To begin with, I`d like to mention that it`s important to use qualitative chocolate while cooking. Only in this case, you`ll get perfect molten cakes with the dark liquid stuffing. The only one minus is that such a dessert is rather bitter. You can solve this problem, serving cakes with the sweet ice-cream. However, if you still want your dessert to be sweeter, use dark chocolate with 50-60% of cocoa. Avoid using milk chocolate. Using one big bar, you`ll be able to cook 4-6 lava muffins. The amount of cakes depends on the size of the forms used.
  2. Prepare all the ingredients. Take eggs out of the fridge beforehand for them not to be too cold. If you like, you may also put eggs into the bowl with the warm water.
  3. Crush chocolate into small pieces. Add butter. Melt everything on the water bath or in the microwave oven. Be careful and do not overcook this mass. Stir chocolate liquid each 10-20 seconds. If it`s too hot, leave it to cool down.
  4. Take a separate bowl and whip eggs with the salt and sugar in it. Mix everything until smooth. You may use fork, whisk or mixer for this purpose.
  5. Mix cold chocolate mass with the whipped eggs. This mousse shouldn`t be hot.
  6. Sift the flour through the sieve and add in into the bowl with the rest of ingredients. Mix everything until smooth.
  7. If you are going to use silicone forms, cover them with the thin layer of butter. As for the ceramic or metal forms, they shouldn`t be lubricated. All you need is to dust them with the thin layer of the flour and cocoa powder. Pour the chocolate mass into the 4 or 6 forms. Put them into the oven, preheated to 392 F. Bake your tender dessert for 7-10 minutes.
  8. Get these small brown cakes out of the forms and put each one on the small plate. Now you know this simple chocolate lava cake recipe and can cook it for your close people. Don`t forget that it`s best eaten warm. I also recommend you to serve each cake with a small portion of tender ice-cream. This combination of rich hot chocolate taste and light creamy flavor will impress even a real foodie.

Chocolate lava cake with delicious liquid filling is very popular all over the world. In fact, this is a traditional French dessert. In France it`s famous as Fodant au chocolat. We also know it as a molten lava cake.

It has a rather interesting history. Original dessert was created by a cook, who actually spoiled the dish. He took the tray out of the oven to early and the cakes were half-liquid inside. This dessert reminded the cook of the volcano with the hot lava. So, he decided, that it`s rather a good idea to serve such a delicacy.

People loved this amazing dessert. I hope you`ll like them as well. Keep in mind that molten chocolate cake is best eaten with the ice-cream.

My name is Andrew. I am the chef of the site " Very Tasty». This is a real creative kitchen!
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