Charcoal Earl Grey Lavender Lava Cake

Enjoy the rich, delicious Charcoal Earl Grey Lavender Lava Cake with this receipe by Snowcology, a passionate homechef, who believes in making "Pretty, Good Foods" with that important comma! Find him on Instgram for more yumilicious food (@snowcology)

 

Serves 2 l Prep Time 1 hour l Cooking Time 1 hour l Set Time 5 hours

 

INGREDIENTS

120g butter

100g white chocolate

25g sugar

2 whole eggs

2 egg yolks

2 sachet earl grey tea

1 tbsp dried lavender buds

2 tsp charcoal powder

40g plain flour

 

CHOCOLATE SOIL

100g castor suagr

100g ground almond

50g plain flour

50g cocoa powder

70g unsalted butter

 

PREPARATION

- Butter 5 ramekins (about 125ml in size) and coat with flour. Leave in the fridge.

- Melt butter and add tea and lavender to steep for 30 minutes. Strain and there should be close to 100g of flavoured butter. Add white chocolate and whisk to combine.

- Using a mixer, whisk eggs, yolks and sugar until thick and pale. Add white chocolate butter mixture and mix until combined. Add charcoal powder and continue mixing. Sift flour and fold into wet mixture.

- Pour into ramekin and freeze for at least 4 hours. Bake at 220ûC fan assisted mode for 11-12 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes, and unmould onto serving plate.

 

CHOCOLATE SOIL

- Mix all ingredients well and spread onto a baking tray lined with parchment paper.

- Bake at 160ûC for about 30 minutes stirring every 5-10 minutes to loosen up the soil. Cool and store in an airtight container.

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