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    True lava cake

    Serves: 12
    Cooking Time: 45 mins


    • 5 egg yolks
    • 125g sugar
    • 5 whole eggs
    • 250g 70% dark chocolate + extra, melted, to decorate
    • 250g butter
    • 25ml brandy
    • 90g cake flour + extra, to dust
    • pinch salt
    • icing sugar, to dust
    • strawberries, sliced, to decorate



    Preheat the oven to 200°C. Grease and dust 12 dariole moulds with flour. Place the egg yolks, sugar and eggs in a mixer and mix until pale and fluffy.


    While mixing, place the chocolate and butter in a glass mixing bowl over a double boiler to melt. When the chocolate has melted, add the brandy. Remove from heat and set aside.


    Fold the flour and salt into the egg mixture. Once combined, fold in the chocolate mixture. Pour into the prepared moulds and bake in the oven, about 9 minutes. Serve dusted with icing sugar and decorate with extra melted chocolate and a sliced strawberry.