If the thought of a gooey pile of melted chocolate cake is your idea of heaven – we’re about to make your day.
An Australian woman has shared her recipe for the most mouth-watering melted chocolate lava cake we have ever seen – and it is incredibly easy.
Velda Taylor-Chan, who lives in Victoria, makes the ridiculously indulgent pudding with water and six basic ingredients: butter, sugar, eggs, dark chocolate, salt and all-purpose flour.
And all you need to construct this tasty creation is a microwave and a pressure cooker – not an oven in sight.
If you don’t have a pressure cooker, don’t stress, you can also use a rice cooker, soup maker or a slow cooker.
Just look at it. (Picture: Velda Taylor-Chan)
To make the cake, you start by melting half a cup of butter and 250 grams of 70 percent dark chocolate in the microwave. Allow the mixture to cool and grease four ramekin dishes with butter.
Then, stir in one cup of sugar into the chocolate mixture, then stir in three large eggs – one at a time – make sure each one is well mixed before adding the next.
Next, stir in one egg yolk, six tablespoons of all-purpose flour and a pinch of salt, and stir until the mixture is smooth.
Divide the batter between the ramekins and leave them uncovered while you pour water in the bottom of the pressure cooker.
Then simply stack the ramekins inside before locking the lid on the cooker.
You’ll need a microwave and a pressure cooker – or a slow cooker. (Picture: Velda Taylor-Chan)
Set the temperature to maximum pressure and cook the batter for eight minutes, with the ‘Keep Warm’ setting switched off.
When the cakes are done, allow the cooker to return to normal pressure for about 20 minutes before taking the ramekins out and putting them on a wire rack to cool.
Allow them to cool for about 15 minutes, then you can serve them warm or cover and chill the dishes for up to 24 hours in the fridge.
There are quite a few steps to this, but the main principles of the method are really simple – and the end result is more than worth it.
The rich gooey pudding is like something you would see on Masterchef, or in a top restaurant, with thick chocoloate pouring from the centre of the cake when you stick your fork in.
Our mouths are watering already.
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