Thursday, December 29, 2011

White Chocolate Coconut Lava Cake Recipe

White chocolate coconut lava cake
If you like white chocolate and coconut, there is no reason why you shouldn’t like this lava cake. Its quite delicious, there’s nothing more to say!

The original recipe suggests baking for just over 6 minutes. It seemed short so I baked mine for 12 minutes and it was perfect. 

Getting the cake perfect can be challenging. If you underbake the cake it will be a bit runny but still very delicious. I did this the first time I made this cake. If you overbake it there will be no ‘lava’ but you will have a rich and moist cake. So even if you don’t get it perfect you will still end up with a very delicious cake. Don’t let a less than perfect result discourage you.

65 g white chocolate
60 g butter
2 small eggs
1 egg yolk
30 g caster sugar (about 3 tablespoons)
30 g flour (about ¼ cup)
15 g desiccated coconut, toasted (about ¼ cup)

For the ramekins:
Melted butter 
Desiccated coconut, toasted 

1.      Melt the white chocolate and butter together in a bowl.
2.      Whisk the eggs, egg yolk and sugar together until the mixture leaves a ribbon trail. Stir into the chocolate and butter mixture and mix well
3.      Add the flour and desiccated coconut and leave to set for a few minutes.
4.      Brush 3 ramekins with a little melted butter and then coat with the toasted coconut.
5.      Fill the ramekins with the cake batter and bake at 200°C/390°F for 12 minutes. Bake for 1-2 minutes longer if the cake is not set. The cake should be very slightly wobbly in the middle and firm on the outside when it is taken out of the oven.
6.      Let the cake rest for 3 minutes. Run a small, sharp knife around the inside of each ramekin, place an upside-down plate on top, invert, and remove the ramekin. Or serve it in the ramekins.


  1. This is so perfect! The only thing I would do is to coat the ramekins with some crushed macadamia nuts as well, just to complete the whole "hawaii" flavor profile!


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