It's the end of this month and time to reveal the challenge for the Eggless Baking Group and this time it is Eggless Molten Lava Cake. I have seen so many pictures of this delicious cake, so rich and goey and had wanted to try it out for a long time. The cake looks so challenging but in reality it's pretty easy if you used the proper measures of the ingredients. Thanks to the number of queries raised by the members of the group I started a little cautiously, though the basic recipe with egg was from NoobCook, I googled a little more to make sure about the measurements. Finally I decided to use orange juice as the egg replacement and went along with the following recipe. The cake turned out very good and I should warn you here, it's simply too rich and super delicious, so limit your portions..
Need To Have
- Dark Chocolate Bar - 80 gms
- All Purpose Flour - 6 tablespoons
- Melted Butter - 6 tablespoons
- Orange Juice - 6 tablespoons
- Caster Sugar - 3 tablespoons
- Baking Powder - 1/4 teaspoon
Sift the all purpose flour and the baking powder.
Using a double boiler (boil some water in a vessel, place the chocolate pieces in a vessel that fits on top of the bottom vessel) melt the chocolate, keep stirring with a spoon.
When the chocolate is completely melted, add the melted butter ( did it in the microwave), beat well so that it's well combined with the chocolate.
Take the castor sugar in a mixing bowl, add the orange juice to it and mix it well.
Mix in the chocolate mixture and finally add the sifted flour and mix thoroughly, without any lumps into a smooth batter.
Pour this into greased ramekins ( fill it to upto 3/4th its volume), bake them at 180C for about 10-15 minutes. Allow it to cool, till you can handle the ramekins with your hand ( about 5 minutes), then loosen it on the sides and invert it on a serving plate. You can serve this with some vanilla ice cream or as such, dusted with some icing sugar.
Use a good quality chocolate, mine had 40% cocoa, increase or decrease the amount of sugar based on the sweetness of the chocolate used.
Oven temperatures vary, so it'll take anywhere between 10 to 15 minutes, also depends upon how goey you want the central part of the cake.
For the measurements given above I got two cakes (ramekin size).