Also known as Molten Lava Cakes, these are single serve chocolate cakes with a liquid chocolate centre. The idea of cutting open a chocolate cake to find melted chocolate oozing out has always seemed an exotic way to eat dessert.
Unfortunately all the recipes that I have come across for molten-centred cakes have involved baking the cake batter till the outside of the cakes cook but the middle would be partially cooked resulting in a semi-solid centre. I honestly didn’t think I wanted to make molten lava cakes where the “molten” part of the cake was created by half cooked batter!
Then last month Sra gifted me a book called Everyday Chocolate with about a hundred recipes, every single one with chocolate. I’m not exaggerating. It has 256 pages, and if you take away a few pages (for the contents, introduction, indexing and all that stuff) there’s one recipe every two pages.
So what I wanted to say was that, in this book, there was a recipe for molten-centred chocolate cakes where the centre was actually molten chocolate and not uncooked batter!! I came across Anita’s Molten Chocolate Cakes with chocolate ganache centres. These centres are guaranteed to melt and can be flavoured according to choice.
So I made my Molten Lava Cakes with a chocolate ganache flavoured with orange. The chocolate ganache centres are inspired by Anita’s recipe while the recipe for the Molten Lava Cakes are adapted from Everyday Chocolate.