Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Black Russian Lava Cake

When i found out i was expecting my first child, i was like all new mothers- i didn't know what to expect. I was swept away by the romanticism of motherhood, those lovely images of mother and child quietly having coffee's together at a cafe, giggles while nappy changing and having a cuddle on the couch.

If the last year was anything to go by, i would have to differ with the notion of motherhood and quickly say that its anything but romantic! At the risk of sounding ungrateful, i have to admit that being kicked in the face while nappy changing, crying at cafes and pushing me away from cuddles is the reality of being a mum. Don't get me wrong, there are great moments but it is a journey that women either love or choose to avoid.

Despite the challenging moments, i have discovered a new appreciation for simplicity, the ability to love someone more than life itself in such a short amount of time and the joy of suprises.

Watching my little one dip her fingers in to the lava cake and glow with discovery and wonderment was the reward i needed, while giving me a new meaning to the joys of motherhood.

Items You Need:

- 3 eggs
- 1/2 cup of plain flour
- 3/4 cup of quality dark chocolate, I used Lindt chocolate (chopped)
- 2 tablespoons of Kahlua
- 1/4 cup of sugar
- 1/2 cup of salted butter

What's Next?

1. Add the butter and chopped chocolate together in a heat proof bowl. Place the bowl on top of a pot of water on the stove (at low-medium heat) and melt together. Do not allow the water to boil as the butter and chocolate mixture will break and curdle

2.Once melted set aside to cool. Beat the eggs and sugar in a separate bowl till light in colour.

3. Stir in the chocolate and butter mixture and the kahlua

4. Using the low speed on your electric mixer mix in the flour in two batches.

5. Spray a large muffin tin with oil and sprinkle cocoa to avoid the cakes from sticking when baking.

6. Spoon the mixture in to one of the muffin tins and bake for 8 minutes. Only spoon the mixture in to one muffin tin to test the muffin. If it breaks with an oozing mixture and cake texture on the outside then you have perfected the time and can proceed to spoon the rest into the muffin tin.


  1. Oh the look on her face must have been absolutely precious :) This recipe is fantastic!! I love how simple the list of ingredients are and it just looks so stunning.

    1. Thanks nic, she's a doll! If you get a chance to make it let me know how you go ;)