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Eggless Molten Lava Cake

For this month’s Baking Eggless Group Challenge, Sowmya of Nivedhanam chose the recipe for us to try and it was molten lava cake. I selected the recipe from Noobcook and we tried converting it into an egg free recipe. I thought of making this 20 days back but I was having a hard time since then. Every one was falling sick and at last it came to me. I was ill the last three days and thought I will never make it to the reveal date. Today I felt a bit fine and at once started making preparations. I did some alterations to the original recipe and the final outcome was a very gooey, very chocolaty and a delicious molten lava cake. The original recipe had two eggs and only three teaspoons of flour in it. So the eggs shall also contribute to the volume. So instead of just replacing the eggs, I also added extra flour to the batter. I also added some chocolate bars in the middle of the batter before baking and there was this molten chocolate inside along with the gooey centre. This cake tastes better when served with ice cream but as we are infected with cold, I skipped the ice cream and served it warm with a dusting of icing sugar on top.

Makes 4 – 3″ cakes
Butter-100 gm / 1/2 cup
Chocolate-100 gm
All Purpose Flour- 1/2 cup
Baking Powder-1/2 tsp
Curd- 1/4 cup
Caster Sugar- 1/3 cup
Icing Sugar-For Dusting
Chocolate Squares-8
1. In a double boiler melt chocolate and butter.
2. Remove from heat and whisk well.
3. Add in the sugar and curd and whisk well.
4. Sieve in the flour and baking powder and mix well.
5. Grease 4 ramekins.
6. Fill 1/2 the ramekins with the batter.
7. Place 2 small chocolate squares on each ramekin and pour in the remaining batter on top.
8. Preheat oven to 180C.
9. Bake for 8-10 minutes.
10. Remove from oven and let it sit aside for 5 minutes.
11. Run a knife around the edge and carefully flip the cake on a serving plate. 
12. Dust with icing sugar and serve warm along with fruits and ice cream.
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  1. November 30, 2012    

    Looks so delicious Gayathri!! Lovely!!

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  2. November 30, 2012    

    lovely cake…looking yummy…

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  4. November 30, 2012    

    Looks delicious

  5. November 30, 2012    

    Looks yumm.

  6. November 30, 2012    

    looks super yum!!!

  7. November 30, 2012    

    We enjoyed this eggless lava cake Gayathri, feel like making some again this weekend, lovely challenge again. Yours looks simply divine.

  8. November 30, 2012    

    simple and lovely dessert, great that it is eggless

  9. November 30, 2012    

    need vanilla ice cream for this.

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  12. November 30, 2012    

    Has come out superb, loved baking it Gayathri..

  13. November 30, 2012    

    looks irresistible….love it..;)

  14. December 1, 2012    

    Lovely Gayatri, the cake looks so moist and delicious.

  15. December 1, 2012    

    looks delicious dear šŸ™‚

  16. Harini
    April 25, 2016    

    Hi Gayathri, I tried this over the weekend but it did not turn out as well as I expected. Firstly I felt there was way too much butter in the batter and in the final cake. When I rechecked the recipe I found you have mentioned ‘Chocolate’ and I used ‘Milk chocolate compound’ but should it actually be dark chocolate?
    I usually just follow your recipes blindly and it comes out perfect. So I am sure I must be missing something this time!

    • April 25, 2016    

      This recipe has some extra butter and using dark chocolate instead of milk chocolate would be perfect. Milk chocolate would increase the sweetness.

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