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Molten Dark Chocolate and Orange Cake

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It’s important to use good quality dark chocolate, with a 70% cocoa content. I love the combination of orange and chocolate, but in case you don’t you can omit the orange zest and increase the vanilla extract to 1 teaspoon instead. Serve the cakes warm, with vanilla ice-cream or whipped cream.
  70% dark chocolate 2 Ounce (60 Grams)
  Unsalted butter 2 Ounce (60 Grams)
  Egg 1 Large
  Caster sugar 1 1⁄2 Ounce (40 Gram)
  Salt 1 Pinch
  Pure vanilla extract 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Grated orange zest 1 Tablespoon (Of Half Orange)
  All purpose flour 1 Ounce (30 Gram, Plain)

Preheat the oven to 200° C (390° F). Grease well 2 individual ramekins with plenty of butter and then lightly dust them with flour.
Melt chocolate and butter: break chocolate into pieces, put in a microwave-safe bowl with the butter, then melt in the microwave at medium temperature for 1.5 minutes; take out of the microwave, stir and let cool for a few minutes.
Pour egg and sugar in a bowl and beat with an electric mixer for 3-4 minutes, until the mixture is thick, creamy, pale in colour and is more than double in volume.
Add salt, vanilla extract and grated orange zest, and stir.
Add the cooled melted chocolate and butter to the egg mixture and beat with the mixer until fully incorporated.
Sieve the flour over the batter and gently incorporate it using a spatula or a wooden spoon.
Pour half of the batter in each ramekin. Bake for 12-13 minutes in a static oven. The cakes are done when they’re set at the sides, but still wobbly in the middle.
Let the cakes cool for a few minutes, then pass a knife around each cake to help it detach from the ramekin, and unmold onto a serving plate.
Dust with cocoa or with icing sugar and serve still warm, with vanilla ice-cream or whipped cream.

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Recipe Summary

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Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Cake Channel
Cook Time: 
13 Minutes
A sinful delight ! Watch this video to bring out something you can literally have your family and friends keep shouting for more ! A simple and easy method which combines rich, dark chocolate and the zesty orange to give you one of the most wonderful treats for your palate. If you do not enjoy the orange, you can increase the vanilla portion and simply enjoy the chocolaty flavour.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 271 Calories from Fat 152

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 17 g26.4%

Saturated Fat 10.3 g51.5%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 84.5 mg28.2%

Sodium 86.7 mg3.6%

Total Carbohydrates 26 g8.6%

Dietary Fiber 1.6 g6.3%

Sugars 17.6 g

Protein 3 g6.3%

Vitamin A 8.8% Vitamin C 8.5%

Calcium 2.5% Iron 9.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Molten Dark Chocolate And Orange Cake Recipe Video