Nutella is just one of those gooey, ooey, yummy treats that I love spreading on breads, adding to milkshakes, and straight up eating with a spoon. The only downside of it all is the...calories! :( Anyways, starting tomorrow I promised myself to cease the sugar intake for 2 months. We'll see how that goes. Anyhow, today is the last day where I can actually feast on some Nutella and some chocolate and sweets. I've been wanting to make another Molten Lava Cake after the Savory Sweet Life recipe came out in a not-so-pretty shape. So today, I decided to give Bell'alimento's Nutella Molten Lava Cake a try. It was very good, but not as amazing as Savory Sweet Life's Chocolate Molten Lava Cake. Anyways, I enjoyed the last kick of chocolate I can get for the next several weeks~
Nutella Molten Lava Cake
6 oz of bittersweet Chocolate Chips
4 tbsp of Nutella
6 tbsp of Flour
11 tbsp of Unsalted Butter
3 whole eggs + 3 additional egg yolks
1/4 cup of sugar + 2 add. tbsp
1/4 cup of chopped Hazelnuts (I used pecans) (optional)
Whipped Cream (optional)
Place your butter & chocolate chips into a double boiler & allow to melt completely over the steaming water. Stir frequently. WHILE the chocolate butter is melting. Place the eggs & sugar into the bowl of your mixer. With the whisk attachment mix on medium-high speed until they become light & thick (about 8-9 mins). When light & thick add the flour & mix together. SLOWLY & GRADUALLY pour the chocolate/butter mixture into the egg mixture. Mixing on low until well combined & develops a glossy sheen (about 5-6 mins).
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. WHILE the mixture is finishing it’s final mixing (turning glossy) GENEROUSLY spray 4 small ramekins with cooking spray. When the batter is finished it’s time to assemble:
Place your sprayed ramekins onto a cooking tray. Ladle batter HALFWAY up the side of each ramekin. Then, spoon 1 tbsp of Nutella into each ramekin. Finish ladling remainder of batter into each ramekin (do not overfill). Bake ramekins for 1o-14 mins until outside is solid and top appears to be soft (but NOT jiggly)
WHILE cakes are cooking, chop your walnuts & cut your strawberries. When cakes are ready CAREFULLY remove them from oven, place a plate on top of each one and quickly invert it. With a kitchen towel remove the ramekin, cake should fall right out. Garnish with nuts & strawberries. Serve immediately!