765- Chocolate Lava Cake / لافا كيك بالشوكولاتة
For the chocolate lava cakes:
150 grams (5.2 oz) dark chocolate, 60-70% cocoa
125 grams (4.4 oz) butter
1 teaspoon instant coffee
100 grams (3.5 oz) granulated sugar
3 large eggs
50 grams (1.7 oz) all-purpose white flour
18 grams (0.6 oz) unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tablespoon cocoa powder
fresh mint leaves
1- In a medium glass bowl, add the butter, the dark chocolate, the instant coffee, and microwave until the chocolate has completely melted.
2- In another bowl, add the eggs, the sugar, and mix all together using a whisker for 5 minutes until the mixture becomes thick.
3- Add the melted chocolate to the eggs mixture little by little, and continue mixing until well combined.
4- In a different bowl, mix the flour and cocoa powder with a spoon and add it little by little to the chocolate mixture. Mix well for about 2 minutes using the electric egg beater until the batter becomes homogeneous.
5- Grease 4 individual ramekins (6 cm x 5 cm) with butter and dust with cocoa powder, then pour in the chocolate batter.
6- Place the ramekins in a preheated oven at 180°C (356°F) and bake for 10 minutes. The edges of the chocolate lava cake should be firm and the center is springy.
7- Serve immediately.
– Cover the ramekins with a plastic wrap and store the cakes in the fridge for up to 24 hours and bake for 10 minutes.
– It is also possible to freeze the cakes in the freezer for up to 4 weeks and cook for 20 minutes.