{Molten Lava Cake} – Moelleux Au Chocolat

Molten lava cake

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Desertul ala e pe lista mea de foarte muuuult timp, caci da, imi fac liste de asteptare cand vine vorba de ce desert fac urmatoarea data.. si niciodata nu respect lista, mereu e o chestie de moment, de gust, de pofta. Si pentru ca e Valentine’s Day nu puteam sa-l las sa treaca fara ceva bun, nu!? Asa ca va prezint – Molten Lava Cake, cunoscut si sub numele de Moelleux Au Chocolat  – un desert super ciocolatos cu un centru curgator de ciocolata, servit cu inghetata sau capsune, dupa plac, un desert simplu si extraordinar de bun prin carte eu celebrez dragostea mea pentru deserturi si pentru ciocolata 😀 Happe Valentine’s Day, dragilor!

Ingrediente:

  • 150g ciocolata neagra
  • 150g unt (82% grasime), topit si racit
  • 150g zahar pudra
  • 3 oua intregi
  • 4 galbenusuri
  • 45g faina
  • 45g cacao
  • 1 praf de sare
  • 1 lingurita vanilie

Se topeste ciocolata pe baie de aburi sau in cuptorul cu microunde. Se adauga untul si se amesteca bine. Se incorporeaza unul cate unul ouale si galbenusurile, apoi se adauga vanilia si se da deoparte.

cocoa powder and flour

Se cerne cacaoa cu faina, praful de sare si zaharul pudra. Se incorporeaza in mixtura de ciocolata, amestecand usor apoi se toarna compozitia in forme mici individuale, fie din ceramica, fie din aluminiu, de unica folosinta unse cu unt si tapetate cu cacao.

molten lava cake

Acum urmeaza partea cea mai dificila – coptul. De fapt aici e smecheria desertului – exteriorul trebuie sa fie bine copt, insa centrul moale, curgator. In functie de marimea formelor, se coc intre 8 si 15 minute. Formele mele sunt destul de mari, insa daca folositi forme mici, de aluminiu, nu depasiti 8 minute de copt. Cand sunt gata, arata ca in imaginea de mai jos. Marginile sunt bine coapte iar centrul e moale, usor lasat.

molten lava cake

Serviti cu inghetata, sos de fructe, capsuni, frisca si orice altceva va dicteaza papilele. E delicios oricum!

molten lava cake

English!!

I’m not that much into Valentine’s Day, but I don’t agree with hating this day either. I prefer taking it as it is and enjoying every occasion of celebrating love and enjoying the company of my loved ones. So I chose to surprise them with a luscious, gooey dessert today – Molten Lava Cake. Also known as Chocolate Fondante or Moelleux Au Chocolat, this dessert has been on my “to do” list for a very long time and tadaaaa, I made it and I loved it! It’s creamy, decadent, pure heaven in every bite, especially for a chocoholic like myself. And believe me, it’s not that complicated to make either.

Ingredients:

  • 150g butter (at least 82% fat content), melted and chilled
  • 150g dark chocolate (85% cocoa)
  • 150g powdered sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 45g cocoa powder
  • 45g plain flour
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions:

  1. Melt the chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a water bath or in the microwave. Stir in the butter and mix until well incorporated.
  2. Add the eggs and egg yolks, one by one, then the vanilla extract and set aside.
  3. Sift the flour with the cocoa powder, powdered sugar and salt. Gently fold the flour mixture into the chocolate and mix until well combined.
  4. Spoon the batter into4-6 individual baking cups or ramekins that have been greased with butter and dusted with cocoa powder.
  5. Now it comes the tricky part – baking the lava cakes. Depending on the size of the baking cups, the baking will take from 8 to 15 minutes. It is best to check the cakes and remove them from the oven when the edges look set and baked and the center is still soft and sunk, just like in the picture above.
  6. To serve, turn the cakes upside down on a serving platter and top with ice cream, whipped cream, fruits or fruit sauce. They are best served warm, while the center is still gooey and runny, but I have reheated one in the microwave for a few seconds and it was just as good.

 

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