Friday, 5 June 2015

Chocolate Heart of Darkness Cakes

Chocolate Heart of Darkness Cakes,Molten Lava Cake
Chocolate Heart of Darkness Cakes

April'15 for Baking Partners we were to bake one delicious cake that I knew the girls will love.
 An amazing molten lava cake… but I postponed making it as I knew my younger daughter who was out of station will love it. Plus she was to come back with my niece another chocolate crazy kid!
Plus given the fact that I was totally lazy and barely in the kitchen it made sense right?
This amazingly delicious cake that fell on the kitchen platform as I was transferring to the rack. I called my elder one, her solution was to fetch a spoon and finish it straight from the platform....:)
Chocolate Heart of Darkness Cakes, molten lava cake
Chocolate Heart of Darkness Cakes
Anyway here is awesome cake that will wow your family and guest alike.

Chocolate Heart of Darkness Cakes

Recipe Source: Death by Chocolate Cakes: An Astonishing Array of Chocolate Enchantments by Marcel Desaulniers
Chocolate truffle:
  • 227 grms semisweet baking chocolate
  • ¾ cup heavy cream

For the chocolate cocoa cake:
  • 142 grms butter cut into pieces +2 tsp melted
  • 2/3 cup Maida/All purpose flour
  • ½   cup Unsweetened cocoa
  • 227 grms Semi sweet baking chocolate
  • 3 Eggs
  • 2 Egg yolks
  • ½ granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

To make the truffles:
  • Place the chocolate in a bowl.
  • Heat heavy cream in a small pan over medium heat and bring to boil.
  • Pour boiling cream over the chopped chocolate.
  • Let it sit for five minutes and whisk until smooth.
  • Pour the mixture onto a non-stick baking sheet and slightly spread it with a spatula.
  • Place this in the freezer for 15 minutes.
  • Divide into two and roll into balls.
  • Place the truffles into paper lined plates and place in the freezer.

To make the chocolate cake:
  • Preheat the oven to 325 degree F.
  • Lightly coat the inside of muffin tin (3 inch diameter cups) with melted butter. Set this aside.
  • Sift combine flour and cocoa powder keep aside.
  • Melt chocolate and butter in double boiler or in a microwave and stir until smooth.
  • Place egg, egg yolks and sugar in a bowl and beat on medium high heat with an electric mixer.
  • When it is frothy add the butter chocolate mixture and beat for 15 seconds.
  • Fold in the dry ingredients along with vanilla extract.
  • Fill three forth of each muffin cup with the batter and bake for about 5-6 minutes.
  • Remove the truffle from the freezer. Quickly take the muffin tray from the oven and press one truffle each to the centre of the muffin. Immediately return the baking pan into the oven and continue baking until a toothpick inserted into the cake (not the centre truffle portion but the edge of the cake) comes out clean.
  •  It will take 15-17 minutes.
  •  Cool in room temperature for 20 minutes.
  • Run a knife around each cake to loosen it and then gently pull the baked cake out of the cup.
  • You can serve while still warm with whipped cream or ice cream but we had it plain.
Chocolate Heart of Darkness Cakes, Molten Lava Cake
Chocolate Heart of Darkness Cakes
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  1. Gal, this molten lava cake looks simply out of the world..terrific.

  2. Mind if we too grab a spoon and join your daughter :D? It looks that delicious!

  3. it has come out very well, nice one

  4. mouthwatering one,chocolaty n delish!

  5. droolworthy molten lava though...

  6. You should have called me Archana! Love it ! Never mind the oozing on the platform. Looks heavenly :)

  7. The cake looks outstanding .Wish to get a bite ...

  8. I am sure the choco lovers will have a treat!

  9. This looks so good :) a treat for chocolate lovers..

  10. Hoo sorry about the kitchen mishap. I totally agree with your older one, such a yummy cake, I would not mind eating it off the counter 😊

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  12. Oh man, those cakes look so tempting. I'm going to self invite myself to your house for a movie night :-)

  13. see so many people like your daughter me too never mind to eat like that yaar... that cake looks like that too tempting..

  14. Oh My! You have nailed the recipe and I would love to have a bite of that :)

  15. ahh arch, i want this cake now!!! i like your elder one's idea, as long as the platform is clean, i don't even need spoon!!! :)

  16. OMG you need to stop tempting me to make all of these decadent treats you post!

  17. Wow! It has come out so well Archana! The kitchen mishap deserved to be licked up from the platform itself.Awesome!!

  18. Wow! That looks amazing! A chocolate lovers dream

  19. Wow...all that
    gooey chocolatey pleasures ...heavenly

  20. Amazing treat for chocolate lovers.

  21. That looks so decadent, Archana.


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