Saturday, 6 September 2014

Molten Chocolate Cakes

When you dig into these little molten chocolate cakes with a spoon the gooey chocolaty centre oozes out, so deliciously decadent! The recipe comes from FAST Good Home Cooking by Michael Van de Elzen (of Food Truck fame). His mission is to get kiwis cooking and eating wholesome, fresh, healthy and tasty food and to steer them away from purchasing highly processed foods. This new cookbook is full of quick to prepare and affordable dishes to share with friends and family. We loved his recipes for lamb tacos, citrus prawn noodle salad, pork sliders and sticky ribs. And for dessert it was hard to choose between the almond citrus cheesecake, wholesome frangipane tart, spiced rum tiramisu and these molten chocolate cakes. But as we are chocoholics they were the favourites!

 Prep time 15 mins / Cooking time 12 mins.


 30g butter, for greasing moulds
 150g dark cooking chocolate, broken into small pieces
 150g unsalted butter
 3 eggs
 150g caster sugar
 4 tbsp flour
 1 tsp sea salt

 1. Preheat oven to 200°C. Grease 6 x 125ml moulds with first measure of butter, then place in fridge until ready to use.
 2. Melt chocolate and unsalted butter together in a bowl over a saucepan of boiling water. Meanwhile, whisk together eggs and sugar in another bowl until combined. Add flour and salt and whisk until smooth. Combine egg mix and chocolate and gently stir together. Spoon mix into moulds until three-quarters filled.
 3. Place moulds on a baking tray and bake in oven for 12 minutes.

This recipe and accompanying photograph are reprinted with kind permission from FAST: Good Home Cooking. Author: Michael Van de Elzen. Photographs: Babiche Martens. Publisher: Random House. RRP $49.99 -

I wrote this for The Breeze website where it first appeared at :

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