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Molten Chocolate Lava Cake

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Legend has it that this dessert was the result of a major catering disaster. The dessert for this particular event was to be individual chocolate cakes, but someone took them out of the ovens to soon and the centers where not cooked enough and still liquefied. Well, there was no time to take them off the plates and cook them more, so the Chef simply had his wait staff introduce the dessert as Chocolate “Lava” Cake! Brilliant! Now, whether this is true or not, I don’t know for sure, but it totally sounds like something a Chef would do. If you have a better story email it to me and I’ll start using it. Regardless of how it was born, it sure is good. I used very dark chocolate, but you can use semi-sweet or milk chocolate if you prefer. If you’ve watch my clips regularly you know I’m not big on measuring ingredients, BUT when you’re doing baked desserts you really do need to be accurate. So measure carefully. By the way, this was a view request and the photo he sent me (pictured above with the fruit) had no copyright info with it. I did use it in the clip and hopefully no one gets too upset. If you did happen to take this photo, and are upset I’m using it without permission, please email my legal department at Enjoy!
For recipe ingredients, please refer to the video.

For recipe directions, please refer to the video.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
45 Minutes
If you like chocolate and you like cake then you are just going to get addicted to this molten chocolate lava cake. It seems ten times better than any brownie or cupcake you have ever eaten. The chef shares his secret of how exactly to get the warm chocolate oozing out decadence. A must try, if you call yourself a true chocolate lover!

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srividya76's picture
Hello John, Nice Cake recipe and it is different. I like this recipe.
Anonymous's picture
I was not smart enough to find the exact measurements on the ingredients. I suppose I just kept overlooking it. The video gives good directions, but I really would have the directions in a text form.
Anonymous's picture
Re choc lava cake: You were too busy to give the ingredients on the website. you probably said go to the website for the ingredients 5-6 times. they are not available on the website. quite obnoxious & very annoying. What about teh time I spent looking for something that doesn't exist?
Samina.Tapia's picture
Hi there, you need to go to the foodwishes website and then search for the recipe in the search box. Well here is the recipe ingredient list for you. Please do not be annoyed. Once you make these cakes all your anger is sure to disappear! And if you have heart shaped dishes or molds, try making them in those for Valentine's day tomorrow. Definitely a heart winner. Ingredients 2 extra large eggs 1 extra large egg yolk 5 tbl butter 3 tbl sugar 3.5 oz. dark chocolate (this is one standard chocolate bar) 3 tbl flour 2 tsp cocoa powder *Bake at 425 F, in water bath for 15 mins. And here is another better version of this recipe. I'm sure you will love this too.