This elegant and decadent Matcha Lava Cake (molten cake) is perfect for the upcoming Valentine’s Day!
While CNY is still going strong (in China anyway) and am still suffering from all the food comma, let’s shift the focus to something less intimating, like the upcoming Valentine’s Day.
First, I’ll be very honest with you, I was never an expert in the sweets department and if you have been on this site long enough you can probably tell from my past Valentine’s offerings because it was either something savory, or a not so sweet dessert, or something sweet made by Mrs. YR.
Well, that’s about to change this year BECAUSE I decided to take baking more serious last year and I am happy to say that I have definitely had improvement as a baker.
And I am finally confident to share with you this fun, decadent, and luscious Matcha Lava Cake recipe that will win your Valentine’s heart!
Ever since I first had this matcha molten cake a few years ago at a popular NYC dessert place called Spot, I had been trying to replicate it at home. And it turned out to be pretty easy to make, a lot easier than you’d think!
If you are not familiar with lava cake (aka chocolate molten cake), it’s basically a half-baked cake where the outside of the cake is fully cooked but the inside is still liquidy. So when you eat it, the gooey and liquidy inside will flow out of the firmer shell.
Now for those of you enjoy dramatic effect, the real selling point of lava cake is when you slice open the cake, the rich and liquidy part would literally flow right out like lava from a volcano eruption. Just do this in front of your loved one and get your camera ready to capture that jaw dropping moment! .
Now, to elevate this already awesome dessert, just add a dose of matcha powder – one of the hottest, most talked about ingredients right now. BOOM, you’ve just got the prefect plan to impress your Valentine this year!
Not a professional baker? No worries. As I mentioned that this lava cake is surprisingly easier to make than it looks and it’s definitely less complicated than my favorite handmade soft Asian milk bread, by miles!
So, just follow these tips and you’ll get your lava cake wish granted:
Yield: 2 Servings
Prep Time:10 mins
Cook Time:12 mins
Total Time:22 mins
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I look forward to seeing your delicious creations!