Ever wondered about the chocolate lava cake? How is it that the moment you cut it open, a river of delicious molten chocolate just streams out? Magic? No, it’s not, as I recently discovered. You just need to put a ball of cold ganache in the middle before you bake the cake, and the result is oozy chocolate. Deceivingly simple!
I discovered this when, as usual, I was going through some blogs and came across a recipe for Molten Lava Chocolate Cake on this blog. I just loved reading the posts by blogger Suma Rowjee, especially because she has painstakingly taught any amateur baker the basics of baking – both bread and cakes — and because you are privy to how she has actually evolved as a baker through her blogging and experiences with food.
Anyway, the moment I read the recipe I wanted to make it! So, when my friend Nafisa and I had a cooking date this weekend, this had to be on the menu. She made a yummy roast chicken (which I will recreate some day and post here) and I made these crust, sweet, oozy cakes. They were a hit, I must say!
Molten Chocolate Lava Cake