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Chocolate cake with soft centre: a dream dessert to be discovered with photos and video recipe

Little chocolate cake with soft heart

The recipe for chocolate flans with a soft center is delicious and easy to prepare, and will make your guests fall in love.

If you love chocolate and are a fan of sweets, you can't help but try our recipe for chocolate cake with a soft centre. To be enjoyed at the end of a meal, this dessert will surely give you a moment of true pleasure . Soft on the outside and creamy on the inside as soon as you cut into it with your fork, it is ideal for finishing a dinner with friends in style or for a romantic dinner as a couple.

Little chocolate cake with soft heart
Little chocolate cake with soft heart

Preparation of the chocolate cake with a soft centre

Chop the chocolate and add to the butter

1. Start by breaking up your chocolate bars. Place the pieces in a bowl with the butter and melt everything in the microwave. You can, alternatively, melt the ingredients in a saucepan over a bain-marie.

Combine sugar, butter and melted chocolate

2. Meanwhile, in a rather large bowl, place the eggs and sugar and begin to beat everything with a whisk for about 10 minutes. When the mixture is light and frothy , add the melted chocolate with the butter and mix well.

Add cocoa and sifted flour

3. Finally add the bitter cocoa and the sifted flour, to prevent any lumps from forming.

4. Now let's see how the flans are cooked, a very important phase of our recipe. In fact, the secret of the soft center lies in not overcooking the cakes. If you don't want to make mistakes, use a toothpick to check the internal consistency of your flans or cook a sample one as a test!

Pour the mixture into the baking cups
Pour the mixture into the baking cups

5. Butter the appropriate aluminum molds , fill them almost to the brim and leave them to rest in the freezer for at least 1-2 hours.
6. Remove them from the freezer and bake them in a preheated oven at 180°C for about 15 minutes (remember the toothpick test ).
7. Serve your cakes by turning them upside down on a plate and sprinkling them with icing sugar. Try them with friends or for a romantic dinner ! The video recipe for preparing them will help you a lot so you don't miss a single step.

The vegan variant of the chocolate cake

If you want to try a vegan version , you can make chocolate flans without eggs and butter, using vegetable milk (80 ml for 4 portions) and two tablespoons of water as a substitute. Or, for a totally different effect, try making white chocolate flans: the recipe is the same !

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How to serve the cake with a chocolate heart

Of course, even just imagining a taste of this wonderful pie with a warm heart makes your mouth water. But if you want to give an extra touch of class to this recipe, here are some tricks and suggestions!

A good idea for serving this dessert could be to combine it with an acidic component, which contrasts and enhances the deliciousness and creaminess of the chocolate. Just think that even just a decoration, such as a sprig of currant, can become a solution in these cases, offering the possibility of cleaning your mouth between one bite and another.

If you are looking for a more impactful solution, you can prepare a very quick homemade raspberry jam . Cook them with a spoonful of sugar and a teaspoon of lemon juice and let the sauce reduce. Leave to cool in the refrigerator and serve accompanied by chocolate flans with a soft centre. Enjoy your meal!

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We recommend enjoying the chocolate heart cake at the moment but, if you want, you can also freeze it in the freezer.

To freeze the chocolate cakes, simply follow the recipe. In fact, in point 5 we advise you to freeze them for at least 2 hours in the freezer. However, you can keep them in the freezer for up to a month and then proceed with cooking as per the recipe.

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