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Chocolate Lava Cake

Updated: Aug 1, 2021

This one was named by the junior foodies in our home and is asked for every other week.

A super easy pudding to pull together when you fancy a little comfort in your evening or have an unexpected guest or 2 arrive.

Prep Time: 15 mins Cook Time: 30 mins Level: Easy Serve: 4



1/2 cup Milk

50g butter or dairy free spread

3/4 cup caster sugar

1 cup FOG Flour

1 tablespoon cocoa powder

1 teaspoon baking powder


2 tablespoons cocoa powder

3/4 cup brown sugar

1 1/2 cup boiling water


Beat that butter!

In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar together.

Get the air in there.

This step is really important! By sieving the flour, you are getting rid of any hidden clumps (which gf flour loves to do) plus adding a load of air into your batter.

Sieve the flour, cocoa and baking powder into the butter mixture.

Globby mix in the making.

Carefully add your milk, and mix together using a spatula (I find this the easiest)

You are going to get a thick sticky globby mess. This is perfect!

Choose your dish wisely.

It's not uncommon for me to end up with a sugary mess in the bottom of my oven because i used too small a dish. If you have made a single batch (which i normally don't), use a dish with around 2.5 litre capacity.

Scrap your mixture into your dish and spread to the corners.

Let's make lava.

In a small bowl, mix the additional cocoa and brown sugar ( i find sometimes fingers works best for this step) until combined,

Sprinkle over the top of your batter mix.

Measure your water into a jug if available, if not a coffee cup works great too.

Using a large spoon, pour the water over the back of the spoon into a corner of the dish. This stops the water going through the batter.

Let's Cook!

Set your oven to 180°C.

Place your dish on an oven tray and into your hot oven.

Check it after 20 minutes, it should be done in around 40 mins or when a firm sponge appears.

Serve with cream, ice cream yoghurt or as is.


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