Friday, November 30, 2012

Eggless Molten Lava Cake

          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).
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  1. wow.. nice click hema.. very inviting..

  2. the lava oozing out...looks perfect

  3. Extremely impressive Hema..I love to taste this one.

  4. Stunning molten lava cake, irresistible.

  5. you have done them so perfect :) yum

  6. Wish i could grab that plate...Yum!!!!!!!!!!! :)
    Wat a teasing click :)
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  7. looks it..;)

  8. am drooling...molten lava cake looks too tempting it!

  9. Beautiful molten lava cake so yummy.

  10. looks so yummy and irresistible

  11. looks super yum hema.. love the lava oozing out!

  12. What a yummy dessert...a must have at denny's for me.

  13. Love your pictures Hema, can't take my eyes of it. I need to start using orange juice for egg substitute. Love the results you've got. I used condensed milk and good old eggless cake ratios ....was pretty happy with the taste.

  14. Beautiful snap, Hema. The cake looks fantastic with the chocolate oozing out of it. Great work on the challenge...

  15. The perfect molten cake. KILLER recipe.

  16. WOW!!! This is really spoonlicking good! :)

  17. my friends love Target's frozen lava cake now i will make this and wow them.

  18. Wow looks so yummy,chocolaty divine,perfectly made.

  19. does the flavor of the orange come through with the orange juice? Is there something else you could instead of the orange juice to replace the egg?

    1. Hi Brittany, no, there is no orange flavor in the final cake, you can also use buttermilk instead of eggs.