Baking With Kids in the Holidays: Lava Cake Recipe

April 20, 2018 Food, Kids, Recipe, School Holidays

School holidays are in full swing and if you’re looking for some fun activities to do with your munchkins, we suggest baking. It’s lots of fun, provides them (and you) with a delicious snack afterwards, and teaches them a skill for life. That’s three birds with one stone!

These chocolate lava cakes look like winners, here’s a quick, easy and cheap recipe courtesy of

chocolate lava cakes


  • 200g PLAISTOWE Rich Dark Cooking Chocolate
  • 125g unsalted butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 egg yolks
  • ¼ cup castor sugar
  • ¼ cup plain flour 


Step 1

Spray 10 silicone cup-cake moulds with cooking spray and place on an oven tray.

Step 2

In a metal bowl, melt chocolate and butter together over hot water.

Step 3

When melted, use a whisk to stir out any lumps. Remove from the heat and add eggs one at a time. When mixed add the extra egg yolks and whisk to combine.

Step 4

Add sugar, whisk until combined then add the flour.

Step 5

Whisk until smooth.

Step 6

Add about 1/4 cup of mixture to your moulds, leaving about 1 cm at the top.

Step 7

Once all are filled, place in the fridge for 30 minutes or until needed.

Step 8

Preheat oven to 190°C.

Step 9

Place moulds on middle rack and bake for 10 minutes.

Step 10

Remove, sit for about a minute then turn out onto a plate and serve with sifted icing sugar and double cream.


Whatever you choose to do with the days that remain in the April holidays, make sure they’re fun!




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