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How to Make Perfectly Gooey Chocolate Lava Cake in Just a Few Simple Steps


 Chocolate Lava Cake is a decadent and indulgent dessert that is perfect for any occasion. This rich and chocolatey dessert is made with simple ingredients like eggs, cake flour, sugar, butter, and bittersweet chocolate chips. The cake has a soft and tender exterior with a warm and gooey center that oozes out when you cut into it. It's a dessert that is sure to impress your guests and leave them wanting more. 

This recipe is easy to make and comes together in just a few simple steps. With a little bit of patience and some basic baking skills, you can create a delicious and impressive dessert that everyone will love. So why not give this Chocolate Lava Cake recipe a try and treat yourself to a little bit of indulgence today?

Ingredients:

  • 2 eggs
  • 30g cake flour (low protein flour)
  • 20g granulated sugar
  • 50g unsalted butter
  • 60g bittersweet chocolate chips

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 392℉(200℃).
  2. In a clean bowl, melt the chocolate chips and butter over a bowl of hot water, and mix until well combined. Set aside.
  3. In another bowl, put in 2 eggs and sugar, place the bowl over a bowl of hot water (the same bowl of water we used in step 2), and use a hand mixer to beat until thickened.
  4. Sift in 30g cake flour, and gently fold into the whipped eggs.
  5. Gently fold in the melted chocolate and butter mixture until well combined.
  6. Grease two ramekins with butter and dust with flour.
  7. Pour the batter into the prepared ramekins, filling them about 2/3 full.
  8. Place the ramekins on a baking sheet and bake in the preheated oven for 8-10 minutes.
  9. Remove the ramekins from the oven and let them cool for 1-2 minutes.
  10. Run a knife around the edges of the ramekins to loosen the cakes, then invert them onto serving plates.
  11. Serve the Chocolate Lava Cakes warm, garnished with powdered sugar and fresh berries if desired.

Tips:

  • Be sure to use low-protein flour (cake flour) for this recipe to achieve the right texture.
  • The eggs and sugar should be beaten until thickened and pale yellow in color.
  • Gently folding in the flour and chocolate mixture will help keep the batter light and airy.
  • To check if the lava cakes are done, gently press the top of the cakes with your finger. They should be firm around the edges but still slightly soft in the center.
  • If you don't have ramekins, you can use muffin tins or oven-safe cups instead.
  • The Chocolate Lava Cakes can be made ahead of time and reheated in the microwave for 10-15 seconds before serving.

Chocolate Lava Cake is a classic dessert that never fails to impress. With its rich and chocolatey flavor and warm and gooey center, it's a dessert that is sure to delight your taste buds. This recipe is simple enough to make at home, yet elegant enough to serve at a dinner party or special occasion. By following the step-by-step guide provided, you can create a perfect Chocolate Lava Cake that will wow your guests and leave them wanting more. So why not give this recipe a try and treat yourself to a little bit of indulgence today? Whether you're a seasoned baker or a beginner, this recipe is sure to be a hit.

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