Chocolate Molten Lava Cake
Decadent and enticing, our tried and tested chocolate molten lava cakes!
Molten lava cake usually sounds intimidating to make as it seems like a mission impossible to make the centre runny and gooey like those served in the restaurants. Almost 60% of the time our students will fail at this recipe as they usually over-baked it and ended up tasting more like a brownie.
Usually there are two fatal mistakes people commit when executing this recipe.
1. Over-mixing the batter
2. Exceeded the baking time
If you over mix the cake batter, your molten lava cake is going to collapse or sink in. Reason being when you over mix the batter, you are incorporating too much air bubble into the batter resulting it in losing its structure to hold the cake together.
Secondly, chocolate lava cake is very time sensitive. We only bake it for 8-12 mins depending on the size of the ramekins that you are using. Over baking it by a couple of minutes definitely does make a big difference to your end product.
Another trick is to leave the lava cake in the fridge for 20 mins before sending them to bake in the oven. In this case the centre will not get cooked so easily as the top of the the cake is cold. You can even leave it in the fridge overnight and bake them when you are going to serve them.
Good luck and have fun with the recipe!