Molten Lava Cake

Who doesnt like lava cake???? If you dont, then there is something not normal in you, sorry!

Perfect dessert for two ❤

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Ingredients:

  • 30 gms bittersweet chocolate
  • 30 gms semi sweet chocolate
  • 3.5 tbspns butter (unsalted)
  • ¼ cup flour
  • ½ cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • Few drops of vanilla

Method:

  • Preheat oven to 220 C.
  • Grease 2 ramekins.
  • Melt the chocolates and butter in the microwave, or in a double boiler. Add the flour and sugar to chocolate mixture. Stir in the eggs and yolks until smooth. Add vanilla and stir.
  • Divide the batter evenly among the ramekins. Place in the oven and bake for 14 minutes. The edges should be firm but the center will be runny. Run a knife around the edges to loosen and invert onto dessert plates.

Chocolate Chiffon Cake

A very easy and quick recipe to enjoy your favorite Chocolate cake at home….. Perfect for Valentines’ Day, Birthdays and special dinners…..

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Ingredients:

  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 large egg white
  • 1 cup granulated white sugar, divided
  • 2/3 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (preferably Dutch processed)
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (120 ml) canola oil
  • 1/3 cup (80 ml) water or coffee, at room temperature
  • 1 ½ teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar

 

FOR CHOCOLATE WHIPPED CREAM

  • 1/2 cup (120 ml) cold heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons granulated white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder

 

FOR GANACHE

  • 230 grams semisweet or bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • 3/4 cup (180 ml) heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, diced

 

Procedure:

FOR CAKE

-Preheat your oven to 180 degrees C .Butter and flour an 9-inch cake pan.

-Separate the eggs, placing the whites in one bowl and the yolks in another. To the whites, add the additional egg white and then cover both bowls with plastic wrap.

-Meanwhile whisk or sift together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

-In a liquid measuring cup, whisk together the oil, coffee or water, and vanilla extract.

-In the bowl of your electric mixer (or with a hand mixer or wire whisk) beat the egg yolks with 2/3 cup (135 grams) of the sugar. Turn the mixer on low speed and slowly pour the oil mixture into the egg yolks and beat until well combined. Gradually add the flour mixture and beat until well incorporated.

-In a separate mixing bowl, fitted with the whisk attachment (or with a hand mixer), beat the egg whites and cream of tartar until soft peaks form. Gradually beat in the remaining 1/3 cup (65 grams) of sugar and beat until stiff peaks form. With a rubber spatula or wire whisk, gently fold the egg whites into the batter (in three stages) just until blended (being careful not to deflate the batter).

-Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for about 35 – 40 minutes, or until a wooden skewer inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. (When lightly pressed the cake will spring back). Cool on a wire rack for about 15 minutes. To remove the cake from the pan, run a spatula around the inside of the pan to loosen the cake. Invert onto a wire rack.

FOR WHIPPED CREAM

– In a large mixing bowl combine all the ingredients. Then beat the mixture until stiff peaks form.

TO ASSEMBLE THE CAKE

-Once the cake has cooled completely, place on a flat surface and, using a sharp knife, cut the cake, horizontally, into two layers. Turn over the top layer of the cake (so the top of the cake becomes the bottom) and spread with the chocolate whipped cream.  Place the second layer of cake, cut-side down, on top of the chocolate cream, gently pressing to compact. Cover with plastic wrap and place the cake in the refrigerator for several hours, or even overnight, before covering with the ganache.

FOR GANACHE

-Place the finely chopped chocolate in a medium sized heatproof bowl. Heat the cream and butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring just to a boil. Then immediately pour the boiling cream over the chocolate and allow to stand for a few minutes so the chocolate melts.  Gently stir until smooth. Add the liqueur, if using, and let cool for about 10 minutes.

 

-Remove the cake from the refrigerator, take off the plastic wrap, and place the cake on a wire rack. Put the wire rack onto a baking sheet to catch any drips. Pour the ganache over the top of the cake and, with a large spatula, push (spread) the ganache over the sides of the cake, to create an even coating of ganache. If there are any bare spots on sides of the cake, cover with some of the ganache that has accumulated on the baking sheet. (If there is leftover ganache you can use it to make chocolate truffles. Strain the ganache to remove any crumbs, chill until firm, form into small rounds, and roll in cocoa powder.)

-Let the cake set a little on the wire rack and then gently transfer the cake to your serving platter and place the cake in the refrigerator until serving time. This cake can be made a day or two before serving. You can decorate the top of the cake with the chocolate truffles or fresh raspberries or strawberries, if desired.

Chocolate Walnut Fudge Cake

On our 5th Nikah Anniversary …….

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Ingredients:

  • 4 eggs
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ¾ cup caster sugar
  • 4 tbspns melted cooking chocolate (melted in double broiler/ chocolate syrup)
  • 1 cup self-rising flour
  • 1 tbspns cocoa powder
  • 2 tbspns melted butter + extra for greasing
  • ¾ cup chopped walnuts

FOR ICING AND DECORATION

  • Some walnut halves to decorate
  • 2 tbspns milk
  • 2 tbspns cream
  • 3 tbspns melted chocolate (melted in double broiler/ chocolate syrup)
  • 100gms butter
  • 1 cup icing sugar
  • 1 tbspn honey
  • 2 tbspns nutella spread

Procedure:

-Preheat oven to 160 degrees Celsius.

-Grease a spring form pan (18cm).

-Sift the flour and cocoa together.

-Melt the chocolate (75gms chopped dark cooking chocolate) in double broiler or over boiling hot water. (Make sure when you are making the cake mixture, you have everything ready and handy).

-In a mixing bowl, crack 4 eggs and add both the sugars. Beat for 10 minutes with an electric beater until the mixture is pale and fluffy and trail is left when the whisk is dragged across the surface of the mixture.

-Add sifted flour and fold into the eggs and sugar mixture with a wooden spoon or palette knife.  Fold in the melted butter, chocolate and chopped walnuts.

-Pour into the prepared spring form tin and bake in the preheated oven for 30-35 minutes or until springy on the touch.

-Leave to cook in the tin for 5 minutes. Then transfer to a wire rack and leave too cool completely.

-To make the icing combine everything together in mixing bowl and whisk until its smooth, use electric beater for smooth icing.

-Cut the cake into two halves.

-Spread the icing on one half and sandwich it with the other one.

-Spread the icing on the top of the cake and on the sides.

-Decorate with some walnuts and refrigerate for 2 hours.

-Serve.

“LIFE IS  A PIECE OF CAKE”

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Chocolate Ganache’ Cake

This recipe of Chocolate Ganache’ Cake is the most easiest one on the planet and its very soft and fresh……. try it and make your day …

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tspn baking powder
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ¼ cup soft butter
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbspns yogurt/ sour cream
  • Some butter for greasing the pan
  • A handful of chocolate chips
  • 1 tbspn good vanilla essence
  • A pinch of coffee
  • 2 tbspn cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup milk

FOR GANACHE’

  • 100 – 150 gms dark chocolate or cooking chocolate
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tbspn honey

Procedure:

-Preheat oven to 175 degrees Celsius.

-In a bowl beat sugar and butter for few seconds, crack an egg into it and whisk.

-Add vanilla, coffee, cocoa powder, milk and sour cream and mix well.

-Stir in a tspn of baking powder to all-purpose flour and introduce the dry ingredients to the mixture and beat well.

-Add chocolate chips and stir.

-Grease a round cake pan, maybe 7 inches one and pour the mixture into it.

-Bake for 20 – 30 minutes. Check with a toothpick if it is done. (place it on oven’s middle rack)

-Take it out and let I rest for 10 minutes.

-Very carefully turn it over into a plate, or remove its sides if using the other cake pan.

-Now for ganache’ break the cooking chocolate into small pieces and place them in a deep mixing bowl along with honey. Heat the cream in non-stick sauce pan and pour over the chocolate with constant stirring.

-The chocolate will start melting and mixing and so as honey.

-Put this mixture aside for 10 minutes to cool down. Pour it over the cake and spread well.

-Refrigerate for minimum 2 hours and serve.

Outcome:

Tasty and as easy as 1, 2, 3 rich chocolate cake is ready to serve.

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Tips:

-If the cake starts burning from the top while baking, cover it with aluminum foil.

-Must refrigerate for 2 hrs before serving.

Servings:

This will serve 10 people easily.