GBBO Challenge Week 4: What Puds?! 7 of the Best Molten Lava Cakes

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This week, I felt a little bit like Norman does pretty much every week: confused and wanting to go back to baking roots. I had never heard of a self-saucing pud and baked alaskas are, to me, somewhat of a fuss (I don’t say that too often..). I wanted to have a go at Kate’s chocolate puds with salted caramel filling and vanilla whipped cream, but I had a case of Murphy’s Law, not having time to bake them before (darn thesis!) being out of eggs, not being able to go to the shops and not having the right equipment (but honestly, are dariole molds worth investing in? I don’t know). So this week no recipe, but rather a nice list of yummy looking self saucing puds (a.k.a. molten lava cakes) to get inspired. Warning: chocolate is involved, in a big way! I think most of what could have been said about last week’s episode has been said already – and then again – on (social) media so I will just keep to the list this time!
 
7 of the Best Molten Lava Cakes

 
Source: Gourmantine Blog
The best chocolate, some fresh berries or other fruit and an oozing, gooey chocolate centre – divine!
 
 
Source: La Tartine Gourmande
With a flavor combination reminding of those of Paris’ most famous patisserie chefs, this delicate and asian flavor inspired molten lava cake is sure to make an impression!
 
 
Picture by Samantha Beddoes 
I can vouch for the salted caramel centre of these cakes – AMAZING flavor, a bit like a salted Werther’s but then ooey-gooey..

4. The Romantic One: Valentine’s Vanilla, Tonka Bean Chocolate and Framboise Molten Lava Cakes

Source: Dessert First Girl

 

Surprise a loved one with this sensuous combination of flavors and textures!

5. The American Style One: Chocolate and Peanut Butter Molten Lava Cakes

Source: Laws of Baking

Lava cakes, the American Way! Chocolate and oozing peanut butter – quintessentially ‘merican!

6. The Gluten-Free One: Flourless Chocolate Lava Cakes

Source: Zoe Bakes

You don’t have to miss out on the chocolaty goodness if you’re eating gluten-free, try this gluten-free version of a classic!

7. The One Without Chocolate: Meyer Lemon Molten Lava Cakes

Source: The Galley Gourmet

Don’t like chocolate? Fret not! There are other options out there! Citrus makes a wonderful flavor for a molten lava cake, a this particular number shows.

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