Sunday, December 5, 2010

Pressure Cooker Magic- Choco Lava Cake


@Home, we mostly prefer the spicier cuisine, however, I wanted to start with something sweet for the first recipe post here & so here comes something just delicious & mouthmelting!!

Dominos launched the Choco Lava Cake & I started drooling for it!! Warm & enjoy the chocolate cake with the soft, creamy chocolate lava which melts in the mouth...mmmm yummmy!! I still remember the fear I had in my mind while baking the first basic cake...but I assure it to the beginners that baking is just like wine...the more it ripes with your practice..the more it just go ahead & do it!! 

Here's the recipe for the choco-lava cake which I have baked in a Pressure Cooker. The best part of the cake is the complete wheat flour (atta) & no maida used in the preparation...which makes it healthier for all in the family. I dont have an OTG as of now, but I know Y is surely thinking of buying one...watching my craze towards baking ;)...& I will offcourse compel him for that..just by making him "eat & burpp!!"!! Heyy, but the pressure cooker also works nothing less than the OTG for me...just the same tastes...the same smell..which emanates all over the house...makes you all crave for the new here comes the pressure cooker magic..

Choco- Lava Cake

Serves:4              Preparation Time: 20 mins             Baking Time: 30 mins


2 eggs
3/4 bowl Wheat Flour + some more for greasing
1/2 bowl granulated sugar
1/3 bowl refined sunflower oil or any vegetable oil
1 & 1/2 tsp baking pwd
1/2 tsp eating soda
4 tbspn unsweetened cocoa pwd
1 tspn vanilla essence

Ingredients for Choco Lava:
1 bowl Amul Fresh Cream
1 small Cadbury Bournville dark chocolate
1/3 bowl unsweetened cocoa pwd
4 tbspn powdered sugar

Step 1: Prepare the filling:
Heat the cream till it just starts boiling. Break the dark chocolate in a bowl. Pour the cream over the chocolate. Add sugar. Stir well. Add a little cocoa pwd at a time & keep stirring to form a smooth & creamy chocolate lava. Let the filling cool completely till you prepare the cake batter.

Pre-heating the Cooker
 Step 2: Place the cooker on the gas stove on the small burner & least heat. It is advisable to use the cooker plate to avoid direct heat to the moulds. (This is pre-heating)

Step 3: Sieve the atta, baking pwd & baking soda together with the Maida strainer (with smallest holes). Add cocoa pwd to this & mix well. Keep aside.
Step 4: Beat the sugar & oil till smooth & creamy. Add eggs to this & beat again. I use a manual egg beater for this. An electronic egg beater can also be used but make sure not to overbeat. Add vanilla essence. Add the sieved flour (little at a time) to this mixture & beat till all the ingredients are just mixed well.

Step 5: Grease 4 small bowls with oil & atta. Fill half the moulds with cake batter. Place a tbspn of filling right in the middle (be careful!!). Now pour some more batter on the top to cover the filling completely. The moulds should be 3/4th filled. Finally the preparations are over!!
Step 6: Now place the moulds in the oven & cover the cooker with a plate kept upside down which will also allow the steam to escape. Keep on the medium heat & let it bake for 20 mins. Do not open the cooker for 20 mins. After 20 mins open the lid & check to see if the cake rises well & leaves the moulds from the ends. Now reduce the heat to minimum & keep it for another 10 mins. Turn off heat. Take out the moulds & let them cool.
Clockwise: 1. Cake Batter 2. Filling places in the center 3. Filling covered  with cake batter 4. Moulds placed in the cooker

Step 7: Its all ready now!! You can use all your creativity for the icing part or can have it just the way it is!! Creamy & delicious...I bet!!

Few Clicks: Had put some fresh cream & sugar granules over the cake before serving

Happy Baking!!


मुक्तछंद December 6, 2010 at 2:39 PM

It looks yummy. I am going to try it today only.
Thanks for sharing my favorite dish. :P

Nivedita January 13, 2011 at 5:40 PM

hey i tried this yummy was so yummmmyyyy n healty too..thanku thing is no maida in it..just loved it!!
Keep posting such delicious recipes..

shriannalakshmi January 21, 2011 at 9:41 AM

Amazing work.I was wondering how to do this cake,bcoz i have to buy the cups for my microoven which are a bit costly. But now I am happy after seeing your easy method. Very innovative idea!!!

zarin January 19, 2012 at 3:50 PM

hey ...ur cake looks awesome.. bt i hv a lil confusion regarding the can you plzzzzzzz tell me what kind of moulds i hv to use... wheather it should be steel or what

Eat & Burpp January 19, 2012 at 3:53 PM

yess zarin..these are simple steel moulds which you can use!!

Rafeeda April 2, 2012 at 4:08 PM

i just landed on my wanted recipe... i'm gonna make this for our anniversary next week, since i dont have an oven, the pressure cooker is my savior for my sweet tooth... i've noted, normal steel moulds...

foziya May 27, 2012 at 6:56 PM

could you explain the assembly of pressure cooker with the moulds while cooking these cakes, confused....!

Olga August 15, 2012 at 11:43 AM

It looks delicious!!...Just wanted to ask you that can I use ready-made chcolate sos(like hershey's) instead of making it at home?

Eat & Burpp August 23, 2012 at 8:12 PM

Yess Olga!! I have not tried it though but have a feeling that it would work as well!! :) Thanks for the comment!!

rachelagnes83 March 9, 2013 at 5:38 PM

im trying it right now , hope it turns out well. :( i had to add lil milk to get it smooth)

Vidhi Morabia September 25, 2013 at 3:31 PM

can i use condensed milk instead of eggs

Judy D'Souza February 25, 2014 at 7:58 PM

Can u pls tell me d measurements in grams?

shivali puri March 25, 2015 at 1:09 PM

Hey its look yummmy if there are many members so should I take double quantity of ingredients

Eat & Burpp March 25, 2015 at 2:25 PM

Yes can go ahead and double/triple the quantity! :)

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