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Chocolate Lava Cake

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Chocolate Lava Cake

No one will be able to resist this bad boy once you slice it open to reveal its rich, warm chocolate lava core. This decadent Chocolate Lava Cake recipe by Chef Shellie Froidevaux eliminates the risk of overcooking your lava cake by using the fuzzy logic technology built into the Panasonic SR-CX108SST 5-Cup Automatic Rice Cooker to ensure a gooey centre, every time! Serve with vanilla ice cream to make it a classic treat the whole family will love.


  • 200 g dark chocolate roughly chopped
  • 200 g unsalted butter cubed
  • 4 eggs
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 200 g caster sugar
  • 150 g plain flour sifted
  • 50 g cocoa powder sifted
  • icing sugar to serve
  • raspberries to serve
  • ice cream to serve (optional)


  • Place chocolate and butter in a heatproof bowl. Place a bowl over a pot of simmering water, then slowly melt 200g good-quality dark chocolate and 200g butter together. Stir occasionally to ensure everything is melted. Remove the bowl from the heat and leave to cool for about 10 mins.
  • In a large bowl, use an electric whisk to whisk 4 eggs, 4 egg yolks, and caster sugar together until pale and thick. Add the chocolate mixture and whisk to combine. Fold through the flour and cocoa powder with a spatula.
  • Remove the inner pan and lightly spray with cooking spray. Return to the rice cooker and pour in the cake batter.
  • Select the 'Cake/Bread' setting and dial in 50 minutes.
  • When the cake is ready, remove the inner pan from the rice cooker. Place a plate over the top of the inner pan and flip the cake out. Place a serving plate on top of the cake and flip again.
  • To serve, dust with icing sugar, and serve with fresh raspberries and cream or ice-cream if using. Serve immediately.