Making a molten chocolate cake is easier than you think! For those moments you are craving chocolate cake or looking for a simple lava cake recipe you can share at a spring BBQ, we have you covered. These crowd pleasers only need 6 ingredients without the use of a mixer and a fast bake time with no cooling needed. If that’s not evidence of a simple lava cake recipe, then we don’t know what is!
Our desert menu features a delicious Molten Chocolate Cake made with dark chocolate, French sea salt, and vanilla citrus whipped cream. It’s a wonderful way to end an evening with your significant other or a night out with friends. When you want to bring this recipe to your home kitchen, this molten chocolate cake will satisfy your sweet tooth. Best of all, you will be able to enjoy it for a couple days. We should caution that you may not have any left if you share with others. Here’s how to prepare this sweet treat:
There are a few trips and tricks that will make this lava cake recipe even easier to make. After all, you’re not trying to spend all day in the kitchen! Here a few preparation suggestions that will help you make this simple recipe faster:
This chocolaty recipe is said to have been made popular in New York City as a simple recipe of sugar, eggs, flour, chocolate, and butter. While our lava cake recipe calls for the use of ramekins or muffin tins, a number of variations exist using brioche molds, coffee, and tea mugs. Mint is also used as a garnish.
While there are a number of different molds that are used, the garnishments and fillings may vary. For instance, you may see a chocolate lava cake filled with strawberries, lemon, caramel, or orange flavoring. You’ve likely seen this at fast food restaurants as part of their desert menu. They’ve become increasingly popular since they are so simple to make and can be stored in the freezer for a few months.
Also referred to as moelleux, which is French for “soft”, a chocolate lava cake is a cross between a cake and a souffle. It first became widely popular in upscale restaurants and spread throughout the US in different forms and included in cookbooks. You may have seen them in the frozen desserts section of your local grocery store. You’ll also find other versions like eggless, flourless, vegan, and those made with dark chocolate like our lava cake recipe.
The best thing about making molten lava cakes is that you don’t have to be an experienced baker for them to come out delicious. The simplicity of the process and ingredients makes this an easy dessert for everyone to enjoy and make at home. When you want to get fancy and experiment, you can add a tablespoon of coffee, vanilla extract, cinnamon, or salt.
Are you celebrating a special occasion? Consider spending it with us and taking advantage of our many promotional specials we know you’d appreciate. Starting on Mondays, join us for Half Priced Bottles of Wine. There are many desert wines that would pair well with molten lava cake that you would enjoy. Come back on Wednesday for Half Priced Whiskey after 5pm for a midweek recharge. You’ll love our Live Jazz Band nights on Thursdays featuring local acts. Every Monday through Friday you can enjoy Happy Hour with half priced wine, signature cocktails, beer, and $10 sushi rolls.
Are you curious about our desert menu? We have a number of sweet treats including our famous Key Lime Pie made with key lime custard and Italian meringue on a toasted nut crust. For those in the mood for something different, we have Carrot Cake and Vanilla Bean Ice Cream. All deserts are complementary to our main lunch and dinner courses. When you’d like to book a private event, our flexible event seating arrangements can be adjusted for both seated and cocktail. Our goal is to encourage community over a great meal and we look forward to serving you soon.
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