Chocolate Lava Cake!

I’m in Taipei, Taiwan, on a business trip. I landed a few hours ago and I already LOVE this city. It is so clean, quite, civilized modern yet so China authentic, for some reasons it reminds me of a mix between Japan and Hong Kong.

People have been incredibly nice and helpful so far. Tonight I will be having my first meal here…I think I’ll go for some typical dim sum! mmm, I’m already starving!

Next couple of days I’ll be quite busy attending business events and meetings but I’ll try to take as many pictures I can of this amazing place and its food.

Before tho I want to share with you this lava cake I made about a month ago. There are no words to describe how delicious this was! You’ll have to try make it to find out 😉

Ingredients (makes 4):

  • 180g dark chocolate, chopped
  • 250g butter, chopped
  • plain flour, for dusting
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup caster sugar
  • 1/4 cup plain flour, sifted
  • cocoa powder and vanilla ice cream to serve

Place chocolate and butter in a microwave-safe bowl

Microwave on medium-high for 1 to 2 minutes, stirring with a metal spoon every 30 seconds, or until melted and combined. Cool completely

Using an electric mixer, beat eggs and sugar for 8 to 10 minutes or until thick and creamy. Slowly fold in chocolate mixture

then add the flour

and mix until combined

Spoon mixture into heavily greased and floured ceramic ovenproof dishes. Freeze for 1 hour.

Bake at 200 C for about 15 min  or until just set (cakes will wobble when touched).

Stand dishes for 1 minute then turn onto plates. Dust with cocoa powder and pair it with a couple of scoops of vanilla ice cream

Then take a minute to center yourself and just cut it right in the center…

lava chocolate will run out of your cake

to die for!


– LittleDani



About the author:

An Italian living in China with a strong passion for cooking! Browse my 'left-overs' session for many tasty grub!. Follow her on Twitter / Facebook.