Sep 1, 2019

A Change of Scene, How About Something Sweet? Milk Chocolate Matcha Lava Cake

Haven't been posting dessert recipes for a while, here's a change of scene, something sweet this time.

Milk chocolate matcha lava cake -

Ingredients (about 1 medium portion or 2 smaller servings)?

  • 60 grams milk chocolate
  • 40 grams unsalted butter, plus extra for greasing
  • 32 to 35 grams granulated sugar
  • 25 grams all-purpose flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 8 grams matcha powder
  • 1 egg
  • Some powdered sugar


I'm going for the easier route by making the lava cake batter all at once, instead of making the semi-melting center separately. To achieve the best lava effect, in my opinion, the center filling needs to be made into a ganache then chill in the freezer before assembling. However, the all-in-one process might not be perfect, but still delicious as well, and saves some extra works for sure.

Preheat the oven to 445 degrees Fahrenheit/230 degrees Celsius. 

Rest the butter in room temperature so it softens before use. Brush some to the ramekin/s then dust with flour. It'll help to prevent the cake from sticking to the sides and easier to revert the cake onto a serving plate later on.

Prepare a double boiler and melt the milk chocolate. Remove from heat and mix the chocolate with a spatula till fully melted.

Add in softened butter and continue to mix till incorporated.

Mix in sugar and mix again.

Beat the egg first then transfer that to the chocolate mixture too. Mix till combined.

Sift in flour and matcha powder. Mix till no lumps present.

Pour the mixture into ramekin/s. Into the oven and bake for around 12 minutes (if using medium sized ramekins). Remove from heat and let it cool for about 10 minutes.

Run a knife along the inner edge of the ramekin first. Invert the cake onto serving plate. Garnish with powdered sugar and serve immediately. 

Garnish with fresh berries or mint leaves too if desired. On top of all these serving options, vanilla ice cream is still my favorite. Just can't get enough of that ice and cold contrast.

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