Lava cake is something I used to eat once in a blue moon. It’s not easy to find good ones, that’s why I don’t bother spending my money on it. It’s usually quite expensive too. Most time, I’ll end up with lava cake that did not ooze like it should, such a waste of money. I didn’t dare to attempt to do it too because I thought it is very hard and troublesome. I love to bake but I dislike dealing with too many steps and techniques. However, during the early days of MCO, I saw many people making it. I did a bit of research and found out that I have all the ingredients and the steps are easy, I decided to give it a try.
Here’s my first attempt using Malteser hot chocolate powder, do check out the video on my YouTube for the full recipe and instructions:
WOW! I didn’t expect it to be a success! Beginner’s luck maybe… Many used the steamer but I decided to use the rice cooker as it is easier and less hassle. There is no need to worry about the flame. All you need to do is boil the water in the rice cooker, remember to put a tray or steaming rack inside. Once it boils, put your cake batter in the mould in and let it steam for 8 minutes or less(for the size of standard cupcake mould). Don’t steam it for over 8 minutes or you will end up with steamed chocolate cake 😀
Here’s my second attempt with Milo and with no sugar added, just the sweetness from the Milo itself. I steamed it for a bit too long as I lost track of the time, hence the filling turned out stickier instead of runny.
So… Yes… You can omit the sugar if you are using chocolate drink powder that is already sweet on its own. You can check out the full recipe and instructions in the video too.
Try it out and let me know how you fare 😉 I didn’t expect it to be so easy!