Monday, April 16, 2007

The Best Molten Choc Cake

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Yummilicious molten choc cake.

I first ate MCC at the STAR Hotel but was not impressed because there was very little 'lava'. The next one I tried was at Benito's in Jesselton Point. It was good but pricey at RM10.00 for a small portion in a tiny cup. When a new friend and food lover told me about 'lava' cakes, I decided to try a recipe in Nigella Lawson's book 'How To Be A Domestic Goddess,' mainly because her recipe uses less butter and eggs compared to other recipes I've seen but be warned, she uses more choc than anyone! The cake turned out so good, with so much lava, that I've been telling everybody about it! I've reduced the sugar and don't bother with the muffin tins and turning the cakes out. Instead, just use small ramekin cups. This is a good dessert to make if you are short of time because you just mix everything together using a hand whisk and baking time is short. Try it, you'll impress everybody!

Best Molten Choc Cakes
350 g good dark choc (I like Lindt), melted & cooled
4 eggs, beaten
50 g unsalted butter
50 or 60 g fine sugar
50 g cake flour, or all-purpose flour
1 tsp vanilla essence
pinch of salt
  1. Set oven @ 200C. Put a baking tray in. Get ready 6 ramekin cups of 3"/7.5 cm in diameter.
  2. Cream butter & sugar (with hand whisk) till light & fluffy.
  3. Add the eggs, beating all the time, then add the vanilla essence, salt, sieve in the flour and fold in the melted choc.
  4. Divide among the cups.
  5. Bake 8 to 10 min for 3" ramekins, 10-12 min for bigger ones. Serve warm with whipped cream or ice-cream or just plain, the best way to taste the choc I think.

Note: I've updated this post on 30/1/08 regarding the baking time and ramekin cups size.


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heather said...

this post is evil!
i read it at work, and the pics and description haunted me all day.
i ended up tripping over myself to get my ass to american chillies at night, and stuffed myself silly with a HUGEEEEEEEEEE molten choc cake with ice cream for dinner.

aunty terri, i blame u and ur blog for my 5lb weight gain in a week! ;p

Terri Hong said...

Ok ok i hear u loud n clear, no need to blast me 3X! Remember the saying: u can't force a cow to drink if its not thirsty??

nee said...

heay aunty terry...this looks soooo good that i'm in the middle of exam invigilation i have to run up to my office and leave a comment for is much easy than my recipe. so will try it out tonite as there will be some children coming over art ler..then i will only have to worry about a few mouthful...

Terri Hong said...

I did not erase ur comments Heather so who's the 'author'? Think its a mistake the comp is trying to correct.

Nadia said...

i was trying to think of what to bake this weekend.
now i've found it!

Terri @ A Daily Obsession said...

nadia: hey, u found one of my fav recipes :0 make sure the time and size of the ramekins are correct. do not overbake. bet u & ur bro will love it. mom too but have to watch waistline, like me.tell me how it turned out!

Anonymous said...

Hi, i was just wondering how logn will these cakes last? how can i best store it?

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