Chilli chocolate lava cake

Chocoholics delight, because this chocolate lava cake is all things spiced, gooey and delicious.
Chilli and chocolate lava cake on plate with spoon and red napkins.Alicia Taylor

This is a delightful interplay of sweet and spicy, where the sweetness of chocolate is punctuated by the warmth and complexity of chilli, creating a harmonious balance of flavours in a classic molten chocolate lava cake.


Chocolate Ganache



For ganache, combine chocolate and cream in a heatproof bowl and microwave on high for 40 seconds. Set aside for 5 minutes then stir to combine. Refrigerate for 1 hour or until nearly solid.


Preheat oven to 180°C fan-forced. Grease four 1 cup-capacity moulds with butter and lightly dust with cocoa powder.


Combine butter and chocolate in a heatproof bowl and microwave on high for 1 minute, stirring halfway, until melted. In a separate bowl whisk eggs, yolks, and sugar until combined. Stir in chocolate mixture. Sift in flour, cayenne pepper and cinnamon and fold until just combined. Pour mixture into each mould to one-third full. Spoon 2 tsp of ganache into each mould and top with remaining batter, ensuring batter covers ganache completely. Transfer to oven and bake chocolate lava cake until risen and firm to touch (18-20 minutes).


Remove from oven and rest for 2 minutes. Invert onto plates, top with ice-cream and sprinkle with extra ground cinnamon. Serve immediately.

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