8 May 2013

chocolate lava cake

After last weeks healthy raw vegan post for some strange reason I was craving a rich, chocolatey, baked saucy pudding. I didn't however want to undo all of my good work from eating healthy by making a large pudding that I of course would eat way to much of and then regret my gluttonous binge. This cake is a single portion dessert. It is by no means "healthy" however with the ingredients of this recipe only resulting in one pudding it takes the guilt out of it as it is perfectly portioned. Mmmhmmm. One suggestion though. Don't make this cake. Do yourself a favour. Once you learn that it only takes 15mins from start to finish to make and bake you will never turn back. It is far to easy to make and if you are anything like me in winter with comfort food you will find yourself sneakily whisking together the ingredients with a slight smirk on your face knowing that you don't have to wait to long to reap the rewards. I did warn you....don't make this cake.






Chocolate Lava Cake


1/4 cup dark chocolate chips
1 tsp butter
1 tsp brown sugar
2 tsp flour
a pinch of salt

Preheat oven to 190c. Generously butter and powder a 1 cup sized ramekin with cocoa powder. Melt the butter and dark chocolate in a small bowl in the microwave and stir until smooth. Whisk together the egg and sugar in a medium bowl. Whisk the chocolate mixture into the egg before whisking in the flour and salt. Whisk until smooth before adding to ramekin. Bake for approx 10mins or a couple of minutes less if you want a more gooey centre. Turn out onto a plate and I would tell you to serve it with berries or ice cream but it really doesn't need it and it probably wouldn't last that long if you have made this to satisfy an irrational chocolate pudding craving.

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