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Sunday, 5 April 2015

Gooey Choc Lava Cake

Need a reason to try this recipe? Watch the choc lava flow out of the centre...

Now that I have your attention, let's bake! You can get this on the table in 15 minutes, it's that easy!

Ingredients for 2 serves
50g quality chocolate - dark is preferred, around 70% is my favourite.
50g butter
50g plain flour
20g sugar
2 small eggs
Dash of vanilla
Pinch of salt

How to...
- Preheat your oven to 180 C.
- Grease 2 small ramekins or teacups and dust with cocoa powder. Tap out excess powder.
- Melt the butter and chocolate together. I use a microwave safe bowl, in 20 second bursts. Don't over heat.
- Mix in the salt, vanilla and sugar.
- Whisk the eggs in a separate bowl to combine.
- Mix the flour and eggs into the melted chocolate. It should be smooth, thick and glossy.
- Pour half the mixture into each ramekin and place the ramekins onto a plate - this makes it easier to get them in and out of the oven.
- Bake for 12 minutes. You really need to adjust the time for your oven, 1 minute too long and it won't ooze. The cakes are done when the edge is cooked but the centre still wobbles.
- Use a butter knife to loosen the edges and invert on a serving plate.
- Dust with icing sugar and don't forget the ice cream!

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