There’s something about warm chocolate melting inside a moist, dark, rich cake that never seems to go out of style.
For years it has been a regular on dessert menus standing alongside its only relentless competitor, creme brulée. Now you can see its tempting face on the front of baking mix boxes promoted by words like decadence, indulgence, and molten.
We call it lava cake. For all the chocolate-crazed dessert lovers out there, THIS is your gig!
Timeless and simple it may be as a dessert celebrity, but it does demand careful clock-watching in the kitchen. Like a soufflé, this type of dessert ages exponentially by the minute after it’s pulled from the oven – the lava firms up, and so does the magic.
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