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Chocolate Molten Lava Cake - in the Microwave!

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Warning: the dessert you are about to create and consume is extremely chocolatey. It will kill your chocolate craving really fast. That aside, enjoy the most awesome 5-minute chocolate molten lava cake you've ever tried!
 
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Step 1: Gather the ingredients

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The secret here is using melted dark chocolate. Cocoa powder doesn't hold a candle to it, and using bar chocolate negates the need for adding milk or oil while producing a really moist cake.

- 2 oz. dark chocolate bar (60% cocoa)
- 2 oz. butter
- 3 tbsp sugar
- 3 tbsp. flour
- 1 egg
- 1 chocolate truffle (Lindt truffles work great)

The chocolate truffle creates the warm oozy chocolate center of your cake.  Be sure to freeze it ahead of time and it will melt just perfectly once the cake is finished cooking.

Step 2: Melt the chocolate and butter

Break up the chocolate into pieces and place that along with the butter into a microwaveable bowl. Heat for 30 seconds, then remove and stir to melt the chocolate. If it's not quite melted, microwave for an extra 5 seconds and stir again.

Be sure not to microwave the chocolate too long or it will thicken up; let it melt by stirring.

Step 3: Mix in egg, sugar, and flour

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In a separate bowl, beat the egg thoroughly and mix in the sugar until it whitens a bit.  Mix the egg/sugar into the bowl of chocolate, then slowly incorporate the flour.

The finished batter should be fairly liquidy.

Step 4: Add the chocolate truffle

The best container for microwaving the chocolate batter is, of course, the giant mug. Spray some cooking spray into it first, then pour the batter in. The cake will rise during the cooking process so make sure you use the largest mug you can find.

Finally, stick the frozen chocolate truffle into the mixture, about halfway in. Cover up the "hole" with some of the batter.

Step 5: Microwave it

Microwave for about 1 minute and 30 seconds.  If you have a less than 1000W microwave try a slightly longer cook time.
czflgator11 months ago
That looks incredibly yummy!
yanksguy2 years ago
Sprinkle the top with powdered sugar. Wowza!
Thanks for the tip!
sabu.dawdy1 year ago
Yum.. Can i use dark cooking chocolate? And can i use ferrero ball instead of truffle?
That looks incredibly good how did you come up with it?
mary candy2 years ago
<3
reymyk2 years ago
instead of a microwave, im just using an ordinary oven in what temperature would i set it and how many minutes to cook?
sbarker23 years ago
Instead of the truffle I added a couple of blocks of dark chocolate, omnmomnm...
asherry13 years ago
It's best to melt the chocolate on a lower temperate for short bursts, stirring in-between times.
If you heat the chocolate too long or too high, you'll cause it to split.
Nothing worse then a big bowl of oil and cocoa solids!
tinker2343 years ago
wow hey could i use regular choclate
tinker2343 years ago
do i need the truffle
fhidiort (author)  tinker2343 years ago
No you don't need it; it will just have a cake rather than oozy center.
ok ill get a truffle
jackerboy3 years ago
does the dark chocolate add the taste of dark chocolate or is it just for cooking porporses because i dont like dark chocolate
fhidiort (author)  jackerboy3 years ago
It doesn't taste like *dark* chocolate, rather it just tastes more chocolatey. You can use the same amount of milk chocolate but will taste somewhat bland imo.
flyingpuppy3 years ago
I need me some chocolate after seeing this mouth-watering cake. And I don't even have to wait that long. : )
fhidiort (author)  flyingpuppy3 years ago
Yes, once you've got the recipe down it's literally 5 minutes from pulling stuff out of the cupboard to chow down