The very mention of “brownies” manages to create a magical spell of temptation – one that is not easily overcome. Some like their brownies oozy and chocolatey, while others like them chewy and fudgy. Others still prefer them to be simply soft and moist. Regardless of which you prefer, all types of brownies are insanely delicious and one can never get enough.
Ali had been asking me to make a Molten Lava Cake for many days, while I was craving fudge brownies with a crispy top. To fulfill both our wishes, I decided to combine both; and with some inspiration from TV show MasterChef Australia, I made Lava Brownies. They turned out perfect, and I was amazed at the results: beautiful, indulgent and mouthwatering. I’m at a loss for words to describe just how heavenly this combination turned out.
Presentation is an important aspect for any desserts, especially one like Molten Lava Cake. All fancy restaurants dress this dessert beautifully. When I watch shows like MasterChef, I try to learn new ways to present my dishes. I have used this recipe multiple times now and have served it with ice cream and chocolate sauce, however I always felt like something was missing, the wow factor if you will. That is until I found some leftover salted caramel sauce in the fridge, and happened to drizzle them on top of the lava brownies, complimenting them perfectly. The recipe is now complete!
This makes for the perfect dessert or guilty midnight treat. Here’s how to do it: