Monday, March 5, 2012

Eggless Molten Chocolate Lava Cake

For weeks together,we scheduled our dinner at 9 only so that we could watch Masterchef Australia together.We absolutely loved it and watched it from the very beginning till the finale.The invention tests,the team tests and the cooking challenge for the immunity pin,ah I am missing it so much!!Sadly,our Indian counterpart was no where near the Australian one and I didn't tune in to watch it at all,the TRP tricks they used were too much for me to sit through the whole episode.Here's an interesting article which explains it all.
So it was with apprehension I decided to sit through this video that a reader sent me asking me to check out the recipe.Ever since I've had success with Molten lava Cake(one of the most popular recipe on this blog)I've been getting queries for an eggless version.Many of you have also tried the same recipe replacing eggs with condensed milk and curd successfully.
Since I've been off sweets for a while and since 'anything' chocolate was a welcome indulgence,I decided to try this one out.The recipe is very similar to a basic eggless recipe,only thing,the lava here is chocolate chips and not uncooked batter.The cake baked beautifully and lava oozed out well.Though I prefer my previous recipe for Lava cake,since it is more chocolaty and rich,I wouldn't mind this one on a no-eggs day too.
Eggless Molten Chocolate Lava Cake
Recipe source- Shipra Khanna Masterchef India


Ingredients


Maida – 1 cup

Baking powder – 1 tsp
Baking soda – 1 tsp
Cocoa powder – 6 tbsp
Salt a pinch
Chocolate Chips – ¼ cup
Cherries – ¼ cup
Butter - ½ cup
Curd - ¾ cup
Caster Sugar - ¾ cup
Milk - 1 cup
Coffee powder - 1 tsp*

Method

Preheat oven to 180C.
Sift together dry ingredients starting with maida,baking powder,baking soda,cocoa powder and a pinch of salt.
Mix together cherry and chocolate chips.
Mix milk with coffee powder and keep aside.**
Beat together butter,sugar and curd till creamy.
Add sifted dry ingredients and coffee/milk alternately and mix well till you get a smooth batter.
Grease and flour muffin moulds with butter.
Pour 2 tbsps batter into the moulds and layer with cherry-chocolate filling.Pour another 2 tbsp batter on top of it.
Bake for 10-12 minutes.

Notes
  • The size of my ramekin is small hence the batter makes enough for 6-8 muffin moulds.
  • The temperature for baking differs in each oven so bake till the top looks firm but the center slightly jiggles when you shake the ramekin.
  • *The original recipe calls for milk,I decided to add some coffee for an extra punch,you could use plain milk if that is what you prefer.
  • Here is my Molten Lava Cake and the Cupcake version.

On a different note,Easycooking turns 4 today.Yes,can you imagine!!Thank you all of you for your support and encouragement and for being with me throughout on our journey together.Happy Cooking!!


55 comments :

  1. I had tried the recipe after watching Shipra khanna's recipe. I made a few changes and it worked well for me. Since I don't eat eggs, to find an eggless recipe for chocolate lava cake was a delight!

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  2. So chocolatey and yum....well explained stepwise too

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  3. Way to go! Wish many more happy anniversaries to easy cooking :) And the cake looks awesome, loved the pictorial!

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  4. I too really miss Master chef Australia..I did not even miss a single episode..I remember this chocolate chips lava cake in MC-India...looks simple n yumm

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  5. Mouthwatering.... N bonus it's eggless... Love it...

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  6. Fantastic post and wish many more anniversaries to come. Great explanations too

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  7. I remember this lava cake from Masterchef India. Absolutely yumm!

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  8. A long way... Congrats on the successful fourth year. Delicious cake.

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  9. wow yummy looking molten cake. pics are easy to follow. 1st time here and love it. I am your new follower now

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  10. I am very much in agreement with u, masterchef I cannot be compared to MC A.contestants there are so passionate and inspirational.
    Ok coming to the point, I'm a regular to ur blog, sometimes I come here twice a day.
    Congrats to u and best wishes. Keep cooking

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  11. Totally agree about Masterchef Australia, it was v addictive and about India counterpart even I've hardly watched it.
    Anyways loved your earlier version or molten lava cake .. this one too looks delicious.

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  12. This is totally yummy looking cake! Love it !

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  13. ever since i saw this recipe on masterchef india i have been wanting to try it, glad to see ur version which looks fantastic

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  14. first of all a big congratulations Divya for completing 4 yrs and sharing numerous mouth watering recipes and i wish easycooking keep guiding and teaching us with wonderful blogs and dishes.
    i love chocolate recipes and this egg-less molten lava cake gives me opportunity to serve my vegetarian friends with suburb treat this Holi......along with other traditional sweet delights.
    Thanks for sharing Divya!!!

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  15. cake looks so tasty n yummy...bookmarked.....nice space vth tasty recipes and nice cliks too.....happy to visit here.. visit me in my space when u find sum time..

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  16. Any thing with chocolate is a hit with us... and in particular I have a soft corner for the molten lava cakes...
    very sinfully delicious!!

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  17. happy birthday on turning 4......a huge thing!i too was addicted to masterchef australia.......and couldn't sit thru masterchef india.this recipe though is awesome!.an absolute must try!..yum.

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  18. Congrats Divya. Yummy post. Love it.

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  19. Great recipe have been looking for eggless recipes my self...do check out my blog and if you have any suggestions do let me know
    cheers
    N
    http://currymasalaandmore.blogspot.com.au/

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  20. God - that second picture there made my heart skip a beat!

    Congrats on the big milestone! You're such a wonderful blogger!

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  21. Hey Divya,

    I just tried this yummy recipe from your blog and it has come out really yummy!! :) This is my first cake bake! and I am quite happy with the outcome... thanks for sharing this easy recipe :)

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  22. Wanted to share it with you :)

    http://nansyumyums.blogspot.in/2012/04/eggless-chocolate-cuppie-cakes.html

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  23. Was excited to make the eggless moulten lava cakes as my 10 yr old son has an egg allergy. Perhaps our ramekins are large, but cooked over 20 minutes at 350 degrees F (~180 C)and the centers were runny. To quote my 8 yr old girl "next time less goo, and more cake." Made 6 ramekins and what was not consumed moments after baking we tossed as no one even enjoyed the first round.

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    1. Hello Anon,as I always say,every oven is different and irrespective of the time mentioned here for each bakes,it is only to give an idea of the baking time.As and when you bake in your oven,you will get an idea how it works when it comes to different recipes!

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  24. Where did you find chocolate chips? I have been looking for them! Any substitute for them?

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    1. Where are you based at?If you do not find chocolate chips,use chocolate chunks,use your favorite chocolate and chop it into chunks.

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  25. I made these yesterday. I followed the recipe to the 'T'!! i baked them for 12 min and when i took them out, they sank!! why do you think that could have happened?

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    1. The cake could have sunk for several reasons.Was the baking powder and baking soda you used fresh?Did you over beat the batter?Was the cake batter too liquidy?

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  26. Hi Divya, I made these today ..no molten lava and all ;) it was gooey inside and felt nice to bite those cherries :D it was kind of fudgy and very yummy !!!I ate very moderately ...just 8 of them :D:D even my hubby who hates cakes and desserts loved this one!!i also made dulce de leche your way today using amul can.it was yum , but nothing beats our good old condensed milk in my personal opinion :D

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  27. PS : the above was my comment ..i posted as anonymous accidently!! still under the sweet hangover of the fudgy cup cakes :

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  28. i dont have moulds whats the other option?/////and can we bake it in mw wid convection mode , what will be the temperature

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    1. You can try baking this in cupcake molds,should work fine.I have given the temperature for baking in convection mode.

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  29. hi.is it absolute essential to add strawberries and chocolate chips in this recipe. wl this cake wrk wthout these two ingredients. pls rply asap. thanks

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    1. It is not essential,but the chocolate chips give the effect of lava when baked.Not sure if you'd get the same result without that!

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  30. Your cake looks very pretty Divya. :)

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  31. very easy recipe, but whenever i bake it in my ifb mw with convection mode on same temperature it is fully cooked from outside and raw from inside and takes a lot of time,, whats the reason

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  32. i make it but it remains uncooked from inside and fully cooked from upper sside, whats the reason , nd it takes lot of time....i have microwave (ifb) with cnvection mode

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    1. Hi Reetu,as I always mention every oven is different,even if it is of the same model.For instance,my 25ltr IFB baked perfectly,but the new one which is 30 lts takes more time.If the top looks cooked and is raw inside,try baking at a lesser temperature for more time so that the top and the inside cooks evenly.Happy Baking!

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  33. Hey Divya, thanks for this recipe. Fully excited to do this on the very next weekend. Very thrilled that it is both eggless and without condensed milk which I prefer as it is too costly to be used on a new recipe.

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  34. can we bake this cake in ordinary oven

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    1. I am not sure what you mean by ordinary oven.I baked this in my Microwave Convection oven.You can bake this cake in an OTG too.

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  35. hey i have a microwave so how should i bake it? i mean should i microwave it or use convection mode? please reply soon!

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  36. heyy...at what temperature should i bake it for 10 to 12 mins in the oven??? plez reply soon..

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  37. ya even i wanna know d same at wat temperature and for wat duration can v bake the cake in microwave at convention mode.... pls confirm asap i have guests cumin home today in the evening n i need to finish it soon...

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    1. Using the Microwave Convection mode,preheat the oven to 180C and when done bake for 10-12 minutes at the same temperature(180C)

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  38. pls confirm the same asap, even i wanna knw at wat temperature n d duration d cake can b baked in microwave?? i ve guests cuming home tday eve so ve to finish it asap..

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  39. If we double the quantity of flour..do we need to double all the other quantities also..like bsking powder and all..can you please reply soon..i have guests coming over this evening..thank you

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    1. Yes,when you double the recipe you'll have to double every ingredient. Happy baking!!

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    2. Thanx a lot Divya! Sorry for the delay in replying. I baked them that day and they came out very well..all praises��..baking them today again..thank you once again��

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  40. my cake was cooked perfectly on the outside but when i turned it upside down it was liquid . i have an ifb 30 ltrs and cooked it for 32 mins at 180C after preheating . what could be the reason ? pls rply soon .

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Divya.

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