How to make Molten Lava Cake -

All time favourite molten chocolate cake.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Mummy Ka Magic.

Main Ingredients : Cocoa powder (कोको पावडर), Refined flour (maida) (मैदा)

Cuisine : American

Course : Desserts

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Molten Lava Cake

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The cuisine of The United States is a rich amalgamation of peoples, religions and cultures thanks to the immigrants from different parts of the world.  They brought with them their local ingredients as well as cooking styles with them.  Yet amidst all these varieties Chinese and Italian cuisines dominate.  
During the 18th and 19th centuries, the Americans developed a number of new foods.  What characterised the American cuisine is the adaptation of a fusion of multiple ethnic cooking styles. During this period food production and presentation became more industrialised.

Prep Time : 31-40 minutes

Cook time : 21-25 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Molten Lava Cake Recipe

  • Cocoa powder 1/4 cup

  • Refined flour (maida) 1 cup

  • Butter 1 cup

  • Condensed milk 1 cup

  • Baking powder 1 teaspoon

  • Baking soda 1/2 teaspoon

  • Milk as required

  • Dark chocolate Melted 1 cup

  • Cinnamon powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Chocolate ganache 1 cup

Method

Step 1

Preheat oven at 180ºC.

Step 2

Cream together butter and condensed milk in a bowl till light.

Step 3

Sift together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and baking soda into the butter mixture and fold well. Add milk and fold till well combined into a smooth batter.

Step 4

Fill a piping bag with the prepared batter and pipe out portions into individual silicon muffin moulds filling 3/4th.

Step 5

Put the moulds on a baking tray, place the tray in the preheated oven and bake for 15-20 minutes. Remove from heat and cool to room temperature.

Step 6

Whisk melted chocolate till smooth and tempered. Pour the chocolate on an OHP sheet and spread with a spatula. Refrigerate till semi-set.

Step 7

Add cinnamon powder to the chocolate ganache and mix well.

Step 8

Discard the rough upper part of the baked muffins. Use a small cookie cutter to make a hole in the centre of the muffins, cutting through. Place the prepared muffins on serving plates.

Step 9

Fill another piping bag with the cinnamon flavoured chocolate ganache, reserving some.

Step 10

Reheat the reserved ganache in a microwave till hot.

Step 11

Pipe out the flavoured ganache to fill half the muffin holes.

Step 12

Use a cookie cutter to mark discs of the size of the muffin on the semi-set chocolate on OHP sheet. Refrigerate again till fully set. Discard the extra chocolate to get chocolate discs.

Step 13

Place one chocolate disc on each muffin. Pour the hot chocolate ganache on the disc and let it melt.

Step 14

Serve immediately.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal www.sanjeevkapoor.com is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.