Choco Molten Lava CakeFriday, November 14, 2014
I am a part of a wonder food blogger group of Kolkata, "Kolkata Food Bloggers". We started with just 5 food bloggers, in two years more food bloggers from Kolkata has joined in and now we have 23 food bloggers in our group. Together we run a page on Facebook, where each blogger share their recipes in respective slots. You can follow my group FB page here. Also, we organize many theme based events, where we share festive recipes or recipes based on any particular theme, like this.
Like last year, this year too, we have organized an event, "Know Your Blogger" where we'll highlight one blogger from our group each week and introduce her on other participating blogger's page and recreate her recipes. The main purpose of this event is to introduce other great food bloggers to our readers and at the same time try out some of her recipes and post on our pages. Every blogger has their own unique style and recipes, which should be known to many people possible.
This week, we are featuring Our fellow Food Blogger and one of the founder member of KFB and my long time friend, Sarani of Back to Basics. She is a Bengali, currently living in USA with her family. She has an excellent collection of recipes, those are healthy as well as delicious, which you can try for your daily cooking, nothing elaborate but easy-to-follow recipes. She posts many difficult recipes, converted into her own easy way like her Instant Jalebi recipe. This is one of her popular recipe, too. Making jalebi was no way in my to-try-at-home list, but she tried out an Instant jalebi recipe, which anyone can make at home. Now I'm tempted to try it soon. Another thing was in my to-try list from her blog for long time now was Chocolate molten lava cake, which I bookmarked when she posted it. Another thing which is need to mention about Sarani is that she is an absolute amazing photographer. Be it her food or her family pic or any nature photography, everytime she amazes me with her photography. With that, she is an wonderful human being and friend.
So, on Children's day I wanted to make this Molten Lava cake for my daughter, what she was asking to prepare for long time...following the recipe from Sarani's blog, I did it finally. When my daughter came to know, she was super happy with a mouth full of grin.
Molten Lava cakes can be made in less than twenty minutes. The exterior of the cakes were nicely baked, and the insides were chocolaty and gooey. Do not over bake, then the lava effect won't be visible, as the inside will also be cooked if overbaked.Is you have sudden craving fro Chocolate or want to impress special someone then bake these. You can bake them in individual ramekins or in muffin moulds.
I exactly followed her recipe, but just doubled to make four Molten lava cake for my 3 kids and one for me. So, I'll share the recipe here.........For Sarani's recipe, click here.
You Need : (makes 4-5 cakes)
Dark chocolate bar(I used Cadbury Bournville dark chocolate) : about 100 gm.
Butter : 4 tbsp(approx. 50 gm.) + some to grease the ramekins
Powdered Sugar/Confectioners Sugar : 2/3 Cup + a little of sprinkling
Egg : 1, at room temperature
Flour : 6 tbsp
Vanilla extract - 11/2-2 tsp
How To :
- Preheat oven to 190 degreeC. Grease the ramekins with little butter.
- In a microwave-safe bowl, melt together the butter and chocolate by heating for about a minute in the microwave. Give it a stir after 30 seconds and heat until chocolate fully melts.
- Take bowl out of the microwave and add powdered sugar. Whisk till nicely incorporated. Next, beat in the egg. Add the flour and vanilla extract and mix till there is no lump. Do not over beat.
- Pour the batter equally into the greased ramekins and tap the ramekins few times on kitchen counter to release the air from the batter. Bake for 12 minutes.
- Take the ramekins or moulds out from oven and let them rest for 2-3 minutes before inverting them onto a plate. Dust a little powdered sugar, garnish with some berries and serve immediately.
- You can carefully break a little portion to see the liquidy chocolate coming out from the middle portion of the cake.