The recipe for Moelleux (Or small lava cake, as I prefer to call it) is easy and the result is delicious.
Ingredients (4 pers.)
– 100 gr. butter
– 2 ts. cocoa powder
– 100 gr. pure chocolate
– 2 eggs
– 2 egg yolks
– 100 gr. sugar
– 100 gr. flour
– Pinch of salt
– Butter for greasing
– Hand mixer (Optional)
– Big bowl
– Pan and bowl (For O bain Marie)
– Ovenproof dishes (about 7-8 cm)
– Some other utensils like spoons
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C / 350 F / gas mark 3.
Grease the ovenproof dishes with some butter and throw some cocoa powder in there. (Use enough butter so the cakes can be taken out easily)
Melt the butter and chocolate together O bain Marie (Or in the microwave).
When the chocolate and butter is completely melted and smooth, leave it for 10 minutes to cool.
Beat the eggs, egg yolks and sugar until it’s a fluffy pale yellow mixture.
Fold the melted butter and chocolate in with the eggs and sugar.
Sift the flour and salt over the batter and fold this in too.
Poor the batter into the ovenproof dishes and put them in the oven between 12- 15 minutes.
It can be hard to estimate how much time exactly because you still want the chocolate to be liquid inside.
The cakes will rise and when the top is dry they are usually good.
Take the cakes out on a plate and serve immediately.
I think it worked out great and give the recipe 4/5 stars. I don’t give it 5 because I think there must be something that tastes even better then this. (Also I didn’t use enough butter to grease the ovenproof dishes so it kind of broke apart when I took it out. This doesn’t change the taste though)