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These small cakes are very soft on the outside and chocolate mousse inside
These small cakes are very easy to make and just take 5 to 7 minutes in a very hot oven. They are really exquisit.

With this recipe you make 8 to 10 small cakes.

Posted by gloria c. from Porto, Porto District, Portugal • Published See gloria c.'s 3 projects »

  • How to bake a molten lava cake. Chocolate Petit Gateaux - Step 1
    Step 1

    First you have to pre-heat the oven to 250ºC.

    Stir together the eggs and egg yolks with sugar till it becomes a creamy texture.

    Mix the flour with the egg and cream mixture.

    Melt the chocolate with the butter in the microwave for 50 sec at it's maximum setting and stir well until it turns to a soft cream.

    Then add the chocolate to the other cream mixture, stirring continuosly.

  • How to bake a molten lava cake. Chocolate Petit Gateaux - Step 2
    Step 2

    Pour the cream in to well-greased small baking tins (if you don't grease it well, the cakes will break when you remove them and the mousse will pour out)
    and cook in a well-heated oven for 5 to 7 minutes.

  • How to bake a molten lava cake. Chocolate Petit Gateaux - Step 3
    Step 3

    Remove the cakes from the tins and serve hot.
    You can serve the cakes with some vanilla ice cream on the side.

    If the cakes stay in the oven for too long a time, the will have less mousse left inside them. So, when they appear baked on the outside, remove them from the oven and when you break them open there will be a mousse explosion.

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Tiffany S.
Tiffany S. · North Carolina, North Carolina, US · 1 project
They look delicious!
gloria c.
gloria c. · Porto, Porto District, PT · 3 projects
they are really good for chocolate lovers.
this ones don't turn out too good because the oven was not to hot and they stay a little longer, but i love them the same
northernstar · Flateyri, Westfjords, IS · 35 projects
Wow even though I am stuffed I am drooling lol They look very tasty!
Cat Morley
Cat Morley · London, GB · 1432 projects
Mmm those look so tasty, I want to eat some freshly baked ones right now!

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