Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Week 23: Chocolate Nutella Molten Lava Cake

My love affair with Nutella desserts continues. . .
Heart Sandwich Cookies
Chocolate Torte with Nutella Mousse

I don't really feel like I need to say anything more than that.

Chocolate Nutella Molten Lava Cake
Taken from Tasty Kitchen (posted by bell'alimento)

4 servings
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes

11 Tbsp unsalted butter
6 oz (weight) bittersweet chocolate chips
3 whole eggs + 3 additional egg yolks
1/4 C sugar + 2 additional tsp
6 Tablespoons flour
4 Tablespoons Nutella
1/4 C chopped hazelnuts (garnish)
Strawberries, sliced (garnish)

Place butter and chocolate chips into a double boiler and allow to melt completely. Stir frequently.

While the chocolate butter is melting, place the eggs and sugar into the bowl of your mixer. With the whisk attachment, mix on medium-high speed until they become light and thick (about 8-9 minutes).

When light and thick, add the flour and mix together. Slowly and gradually pour the chocolate/butter mixture into the egg mixture, mixing on low until well combined and mixture develops a glossy sheen (about 5-6 minutes).

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. While the mixture is finishing its final mixing (turning glossy), generously spray 4 small ramekins with cooking spray. When the batter is finished, it’s time to assemble.

Place your sprayed ramekins onto a cooking tray. Ladle batter halfway up the side of each ramekin. Then, spoon 1 tablespoon of Nutella into each ramekin. Finish ladling the remainder of the batter into each ramekin (do not overfill).

Bake ramekins for 10-14 minutes until the outside is solid and the top appears to be soft (but NOT jiggly).

While cakes are cooking, chop your hazelnuts and cut your strawberries. When cakes are ready, carefully remove them from the oven, place a plate on top of each one and quickly invert it. With a kitchen towel, remove the ramekin; cake should fall right out. Garnish with nuts and strawberries. Serve immediately.

For some reason, I thought these little babies needed to bake for 25 minutes. So, the centers of my version weren't quite as gooey as I anticipated. But, they were absolutely delicious.


  1. um. are you making this for me for Valentine's Day???

  2. Total yumminess. I was going to do this for World Nutella Day, but did something different instead. Now I have to go buy myself a new jar of nutella and try this anyway. It looks so good!

  3. I'm so sad I didn't know about World Nutella Day. You better bet I'll be celebrating next year!