Chocolate-hazelnut lava cakes

  • 110g milk chocolate
  • 50g butter
  • 200g powdered sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tbsp hazelnut extract
  • 90g plain flour
  • Nonstick spray
  • 1 tbsp. hazelnut liqueur
  • Nutella
  • Vanilla ice cream
  • Chocolate shavings
1) Preheat oven to 200C/gas 6.

2) Spray 8 small tea cups or souffle dishes with nonstick spray. Place on a baking sheet.

3) Heat the chocolate and butter together in a large glass bowl resting over a saucepan of simmering water, until the butter and chocolate are melted, stirring with a wire whik untilsmooth.

4) Stir in the sugar and mix well.

5) Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well, so that the eggs do not cook.

6) Stir in hazelnut extract and flour.

7) Divide batter evenly among prepared moulds, filling 3/4 full.

5) Bake for 12 to 14 minutes, or until sides are firm but centres are soft. Leave to stand 1 minute.

6) Turn the cakes out into dessert dishes. Top each lava cake with a little hazelnut liqueur and a spoonful of nutella. Serve immediately, with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and chocolate shavings.

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