Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Chocolate Molten Lava Cake

Here's a rich, decadent chocolate cake with warm chocolate oozing out of the middle. And its so simple to whip up!





Ingredients:

50g semi sweet chocolate
60g butter
2 tbsp caster sugar
1 egg
1 pinch salt
2tbsp vegetable oil
1 tsp all purpose flour
1/2 tsp vanilla extract


Method:

1. Place the chocolate and butter in a microwave safe bowl and microwave for 30 seconds, taking it out every 10 seconds and stirring it
2. When you take it out, the butter will be melted, stir it for a minute (the heat of the butter will melt the chocolate)
3. Leave it aside to cool
4. In a mixing bowl, whisk the egg, add in the rest of the ingredients and stir
5. Add in the chocolate mixture to the egg mixture and whisk to combine
6. Generously line 2 ramekins with butter (If you don't have ramekins, use a muffin tray which makes 3)
7. Bake in a 220 degree C oven for 13-14 minutes
8. Dust with powdered sugar!



Saturday, 20 December 2014

Chocolate Walnut Loaf

I've had this amazing recipe for months now and have even tried it out a few times, but never really got around to posting it. So here's this delicious chocolate walnut loaf recipe that i'm sure you'll love as much as me. 








Ingredients:


100 g plain dark chocolate (broken into squares)

125 g butter, softened
125 g caster sugar
2 eggs (beaten)
125 g self-raising flour
1 tbsp cocoa power
1 cup of chopped walnuts


Method:
  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Lightly oil a cake tin and line with a layer of baking paper. 
  2. Put the chocolate in a bowl over a saucepan of very hot water. Stir until melted. Leave to cool. 
  3. Cream together butter and sugar until pale and fluffy. Gradually add the beaten eggs, beating well after each addition. 
  4. Sift in the flour and fold with a spoon. 
  5. Gently fold the cocoa powder and chocolate into the mixture.
  6. Fold in the chopped walnuts.
  7. Pour cake mixture into prepared tin. 
  8. Bake in preheated oven for 40 minutes.
  9. Let it cool for a few minutes and dust with icing sugar or cocoa powder!