I've always think it's beautiful how chocolate oozes out of a chocolate molten lava cakes.
I don't have enough ramekins so I thought baking them in cupcakes I might get similar results, in fact this was better than expected.
Small and dainty, it was perfect for me!
It's so easy to put together as I always like simple recipes and something fuss free!
This can be made all in 30 minutes if you have everything ready.
You can get 6 mini size molten lava cupcakes out of this recipe but if you like a larger size just double up the ingredients and bake for longer.
55g butter, softened at room temperature
55g caster sugar
80g self raising flour
1 tbsp cocoa powder
6 pieces of dark chocolate cubes
icing sugar to dust
Preheat the oven at 180c
Get all your ingredients ready.
Place double layers of cupcake cases in your muffin tins.
I used muffin cases as I ran out of cupcake cases.
Whisk egg, sugar and butter together until it is smooth.
Add the flour and cocoa powder and whisk.
The batter will be thick.
Scoop a tbsp of batter into the cases and add a piece of chocolate in the centre.
Scoop the remaining batter on top to cover the pieces of chocolates and put into the oven to bake for 13-15 minutes, depending on how hot your oven is, to test push the top and it should be firm but soft to touch and springs back.
Leave to cool for 3 minutes and take it out the cases.
You can sit it upright or upside down.
Dust with icing sugar.
Add raspberry to decorate.
And finally, tuck in while it is still warm.....Mmmmm
You can add a scoop of ice cream and that would be the perfect dessert!!