Healthier Chocolate Molten Lava Cakes

Healthier Chocolate Molten Lava Cakes

This is one of the richest desserts I’ve indulged in and it is totally worth the 30 minute hassle it takes to make them. Thick, dark chocolate oozing out of a soft chocolate cake is just eye candy!
Healthier Chocolate Molten Lava Cake

I remember, a few years back, we would have so much trouble making this cake. It literally took us seven to eight tries during the summer to get the center perfect. Now when I make this cake, I usually try to follow the recipe as close as possible because even the minutes you leave it to cool down are important. It’s super good but I have to admit, it’s not that healthy… So I made a healthier version, using Texanerin’s recipe as base, and it turned out, wait for it, even better than the unhealthier version! Like can you believe it? A healthier recipe that tastes better than the original?
Healthier Chocolate Molten Lava Cakes

Healthier Chocolate Molten Lava Cakes

  • Servings: 4
  • Time: 30 mins (Prep 10 mins)
  • Difficulty: Easy
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A healthier version of a gooey, sweet and rich chocolate dessert that tastes amazing!
Slightly adapted from: Molten Lava Cakes for Two – Texanerin
Ingredients:
1/3 cup blonde coconut sugar
2 large eggs
2 egg yolks
2 tsp. vanilla
1  1/3 cups (240 g) dark chocolate, chopped
6 tbsp. (84 g) coconut oil
6 tbsp. (56 g) all-purpose flour or buckwheat flour

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 175 °C (350 °F). Grease 4 ramekins very well.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together the sugar, eggs, egg yolks and vanilla. Set aside for ten minutes so the sugar can dissolve in the mixture.
  3. In a saucepan over medium heat, melt the chocolate and coconut oil together, stirring ever so often to make sure it doesn’t burn.
  4. Pour the chocolate mixture into the egg mixture and keep stirring until the mixture is thick and sticky. Fold in the flour until just incorporated.
  5. Divide the mixture between the ramekins and bake in the preheated oven for 13 minutes. When it’s done, the top should not look gooey. Let the cakes rest for 7 minutes in the ramekins (this is essential for the outer sides of the cake to firm up, leaving a gooey center), before inverting onto a plate. Serve right away, with berries!

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