chocolate lava just happened to be the first dessert i picked to try out 3 yrs ago, shortly after i started “seriously” cooking in mar2012.
web recipes are always too sweet for the asian palate (usually i used only 1/3 of the sugar quantity). for chocolate lava cake, it’s like too large serving, too much effort adding cocoa etc, so i basically experimented & created my own recipe –
I was successful in my 3rd attempt in creating the oozing chocolate lava cake, and thanks to Facebook for being such a faithful repository of memories, that was on 22.8.2012!
after lava cake, i went on to do a few very good cakes –
my popular cakes are the first 3.
the jam crumb cake was good, but not so special, the apple pie was tedious & ok, again no wow.
recently, did the lava cake again for a 9pax dinner on 28.9.2015.
& it wasn’t that great, so i thought i gave it a try again.
it is really very easy to make. i use the same chocolate lava cake recipe i created previously –
- beat 3eggs + 2 egg yolks with 1 tbsp flat sugar & 1 tbsp flat sifted normal flour
- melt 100g cadbury old gold 70% cocoa with 60g unsalted butter (i use 1min 10secs in microwave & stir to melt the chocolate)
- add slowly while beating the egg (i use a hand whisk)
- grease bottom & sides of muffin tray with butter & add the cake mixture
then it’s just 3mins 30secs in a preheated 210degC oven on the grill function.
i timed on phone timer & removed immediately.
the cake would have lifted from the side near the top. i use a knife to move round the edges to separate the cake from the tray.
then i inverted the muffin tray over another flat try & served the cake with ice cream.
the taste was wonderful! ^^
that i knew as i had tasted the cake mix before baking. there was certainty & confidence on the taste & flavours. the flowing lava was somehow an unknown though previously i did not have much difficulty reproducing the oozing lava.
i am still not satisfied this time. will probably try one at 3mins 15secs to get more oozing lava.