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Old 04-20-2009, 01:01 PM   #1
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Help: Chocolate Cake recipe

Hello, I am an amateur cook who love making desserts. One day I was reading a french magazine for class and saw a chocolate cake that was very little, but had a liquid center. I was wondering if anyone else has ever seen such a thing or has a recipe for it because I'd like to cook it for my mothers birthday as she loves chocolate very much. Thank you very much.


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Old 04-20-2009, 01:38 PM   #2
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Search for "Molten" or "lava" chocolate cakes.

I have never made them but have eaten them. There are many recipes available if you google. Just remember to make them small and don't over cook. The melted part in the middle is really undercooked batter.

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Old 04-20-2009, 08:58 PM   #3
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The French name for these cakes is Moelleux au Chocolat. Here's a classic recipe: Best Chocolate Lava Cake Recipe, Easy Chocolate Lava Cake Recipe.
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Old 04-21-2009, 08:12 PM   #4
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Check these out:

Individual Molten Lava Cakes Recipe : Recipezaar

Lava Cakes Recipe : Recipezaar
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Old 04-29-2009, 11:46 PM   #5
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I always thought that lava cakes had open tops like volcanos, that was my mistake.

My thanks to you two, merstar and FincaPerlitas, hopefully I can make good cakes for her birthday. It seems that there is a lot of room for creativity in the recipe. Thanks again!
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Old 04-30-2009, 05:04 AM   #6
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Oh fantastic! I have been looking for a proper recipe for ages!
I remember my friends all used to put squares of choclate in the middle thinking it would melt perfectly. Funnily enough it never worked ;)

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