Chocolate Lava Cakes

    1 hour 7 minutes

    A spectacular mini dessert, perfect for a dinner party or Christmas. Tiny chocolate cakes with a warm and gooey centre.

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    Makes: 12 cakes

    • For the ganache
    • 60g dark chocolate
    • 2 tablespoons thickened cream
    • 2 tablespoons butter
    • 1 tablespoon liqueur (such as hazelnut)
    • For the cakes
    • 3 eggs
    • 1/4 cup white sugar
    • 75g dark chocolate
    • 75g lard (or butter)
    • 3 tablespoons flour
    • icing sugar, for dusting

    Preparation:25min  ›  Cook:12min  ›  Extra time:30min cooling  ›  Ready in:1hour7min 

    1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees C. Line a muffin tin with patty cups.
    2. Make the gananche: in a bowl of a double boiler melt together chocolate, cream and butter. Mix then mix in the liqueur and let cool 30 minutes. Form into 12 2cm balls and place on a parchment paper-lined plate. Chill in the fridge.
    3. For the cakes: Whisk the eggs and with the sugar until doubled in volume. Meanwhile, melt the chocolate and lard in a double boiler. With the eggs beating at lowest speed, gradually pour in the melted chocolate. Gently beat in the flour.
    4. Place a large spoonful of the cake batter into each patty cup and add a ball of ganache to each. Top with another layer of batter. Bake 10-12 minutes or until risen, then remove and let cool 10 minutes. Turn out and serve immediately dusted with icing sugar.

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