single girl chocolate lava cake

I didn’t have to think very hard for my first post.

I have wanted to make Joy the Baker’s “single girl melty chocolate cake” ever since I acquired her cookbook sometime earlier this year. The recipe itself is pure genius. I mean, chocolate cake for one! With simple everyday ingredients, so you can bake this up whenever a chocolate craving strikes.

But despite my well-stocked kitchen (NOT), I was lacking ramekins. Or anything similar to ramekins that one could use to bake melty chocolate cake.

simple ingredients!

simple ingredients!

I finally bought a couple of ramekins at Daiso (i wasn’t sure if $2 per ramekin was the most affordable option available, so i restricted myself to buying just 2). I didn’t set out to buy PINK ramekins, but they didn’t have white ramekins in stock and the brown ones were not the “made in japan” variety so i grabbed these pink ones and set out to make a chocolate cake all for myself.

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pink ramekins

i think this is six squares of chocolate. which should be equivalent to 1/4 cup chocolate chips because the cake turned out fine.

i think this is six squares of chocolate. which should be equivalent to 1/4 cup chocolate chips because the cake turned out fine.

four tsp sugar, but looks like a lot right?!

four tsp sugar, but looks like a lot right?!

Okay, so I intended to eat the cake all by myself. But I wanted some feedback. So I let my younger sister try a little. She said it was awesome, heavenly and RICH. Well duh. Did I really need feedback for a chocolate dessert?

Also, I’m never ordering chocolate lava cake / molten chocolate cake / howsoever it’s described at restaurants again! Unless I’m on a date and my date wants it. (And other exceptional situations if/when I think of them.)

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The recipe for this heaven-sent dessert is found at page 170 of Joy Wilson’s Joy the Baker Cookbook. Start baking now! Oh btw Joy calls it “single girl melty chocolate cake”. I like the sound of “lava cake” so I prefer “single girl chocolate lava cake”.

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It’s actually pretty classy, I would probably make it if I needed to make a special dessert for two. It’s the perfect size if you’re sharing with a girlfriend. I thought it was kinda big for a single serving. But I’m weird so you probably shouldn’t trust me.

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4 thoughts on “single girl chocolate lava cake

  1. THIS LOOKS ABSOLUTELY AMAZING. GOOD JOB NAI’MAH 🙂 and well said – why wld i order this when i can make it so easily from scratch?!?!?

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