Tod Mountain Guest Ranch's Oozing Chocolate Lava Cake Recipe

BY Jody Dahl | Fri 18 Feb, 2011

This chocolate lava cake recipe is without doubt irresistible. Its perfect liquid center literally melts in your mouth and is easy to make to boot. Thank you, Tod Mountain Guest Ranch, British Columbia, Canada!

A Tod Mountain classic that literally melts in your mouth! This dessert is usually made in individual ramekins.
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 8 minutes

Ingredients (4 people):

1 cup butter
18oz chopped chocolate (good quality chocolate)
1/3 cup cocoa powder
pinch salt
8 large egg whites
1/2 cup sugar
Small ramekin dishes


How to Make It:

1. Using pastry brush, coat the inside of the ramekins with butter, then coat with sugar

2. Melt butter, remove from heat and add the chocolate.

3. When all chocolate has melted, add cocoa powder and salt

4. Whip egg whites until stiff

5. Gently fold the chocolate mixture in to the egg whites

6. Fill the ramekins with the chocolate mixture

Bake in oven at 400F for around 8 mins until pudding has risen over top of ramekins
Serve with whipped cream and chopped strawberries
Alternatives: serve with white chocolate sauce and raspberries


You can definitely prepare your chocolate lave cake recipe ahead of time, and then bake 10 minutes before serving. I always do it this way!

In terms of buttering the ramekins: butter the bottoms first, and then butter the sides, wiping from the bottom up to the top. It helps the chocolate to rise even more.

In terms of baking time…it depends on how runny you want it! You want the top to be cooked through, but the center to be liquid. You can check with a toothpick after 10 minutes of baking.

Don't just try this recipe for yourself! Make sure to visit Tod Mountain Guest Ranch, British Columbia, Canada! Nothing tastes as good as being outdoors, riding all day and then coming back to feast on this beautiful chocolate lava cake at this Top50 guest ranch vacation.


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