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Chocolate Lava Cake

A brilliant self-saucing pudding!

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Chocolate Lava Cake | DonalSkehan.com, A brilliant self-saucing pudding!

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Chocolate Lava Cake

A brilliant self-saucing pudding!

Tuesday, April 12, 2016
US / METRIC

175 g butter, plus extra for greasing

200g dark chocolate, chopped

3 large free-range eggs

125g caster sugar

30g plain flour

Vanilla ice cream, to serve

3/4 cup butter, plus extra for greasing

7 oz dark chocolate, chopped

3 large free-range eggs

2/3 cups caster sugar

1/4 plain flour

Vanilla ice cream, to serve

Baking dish

Saucepan

Medium-sized mixing bowl

Sieve

 

30 mins
Serves 4

Anyone who has failed to make a perfectly domed molten chocolate pudding with a lava like interior should take solace in this foolproof crowd pleasing variation. A similar recipe which just like the original, relies on good quality dark chocolate and only the smallest amount of flour, to get that irresistible oozing interior and slightly cakey surround. If you choose to make this as a dessert for friends and family, it may be worth noting that you can prepare the batter in advance and only bake in the oven just before you are ready to serve.

 

Preheat the oven 180°C/350°F. Grease a baking dish with a little butter.
Melt the butter in a saucepan. Remove from the heat and gently stir through half the chopped chocolate until melted.
In a medium-sized mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs and sugar until they become pale and thick. Pour in the chocolate mixture, then sift in the flour. Add in the remaining chocolate and using a spatula, fold the mixture together until it is evenly combined.
Bake in the oven for 20 minutes. When cooked, the pudding should be slightly firm around the sides but the centre should still be wobbly.
Serve immediately with vanilla ice cream or just as it is.
30 mins
Serves 4

Ingredients
US / METRIC

175 g butter, plus extra for greasing

200g dark chocolate, chopped

3 large free-range eggs

125g caster sugar

30g plain flour

Vanilla ice cream, to serve

3/4 cup butter, plus extra for greasing

7 oz dark chocolate, chopped

3 large free-range eggs

2/3 cups caster sugar

1/4 plain flour

Vanilla ice cream, to serve

You'll Need

Baking dish

Saucepan

Medium-sized mixing bowl

Sieve

 

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  • samah

    i would love to try the recipe but, is that me or the 3rd step concerning living half the choccolat for the end is not the same as the video? please help :/ love you videos by the way

    • Reon Low Yiyuan

      It is the same because it is still going in the oven mixed. So if the chocolate is added all at once or even separately the result is still the same

  • María Granados

    Would it be okay if I baked it and covered it with aluminium foil for about two hours? I really want to make this recipe, but I won’t be able to serve it as soon as it comes out.

    • I’m not 100% sure. It will keep cooking if you cover it with foil as it will lock in the heat. You could give it a go and leave it out, covered with a towel and it might be ok. Although I would recommend doing something else just in case.

      • María Granados

        Thank you so much! It means a lot that you have taken the time to answer my question. I will definitely try your recipe on another ocassion, it is on my “soon” list 😉

  • Henry Almedin Tena

    Is it ok to make it as a cake???

    • Absolutely just cook it until it’s fully cooked through. I would say however that it might be dry as it’s designed to be gooey in the middle so if you’re after a traditional chocolate cake, maybe give another recipe a try instead. :)

      • Henry Almedin Tena

        Thank you very much Donal. I’m going to follow your instruction.and suggestion. I must try and try before my birthday. :)

  • Carla

    Hi Donal, if I want to make the recipe in small ramekins, rather than one saucepan, do I need to bake it for a shorter time ?

  • Laila

    I tried this recipe the other day for a group of my mum’s friends, and they absolutely loved it! Best thing about it is that it’s quick and easy, too! Definitely one of my all-time favourite chocolate recipes – thank you, Donal!

  • Lat

    can i make individual ones?

  • DZ Tusensköna

    Hey Donal, I am Daisy from Sweden and guess what I just made it ,,,,and its awsomee!!!! thank you so much for sharing this amazing recipe….here is the pics below :) :)

  • Emma_96

    Would it be possible to substitute the flour for something else? I want to make this for my friend but they are allergic to gluten and nuts

    • You might be better off trying a different recipe. I would have suggested ground almonds but if they can’t have nuts, that’s no good to you!

  • Adrija Jha

    I made this today for my mom as a valentine’s day present. She loved it!
    Thank you so much for such a lovely recipe! ❤

  • You could give it a go but I haven’t tested it so can’t say for definite! Let me know how you get on!