Custard Lava Cakes

Full Cream AmasiCustard
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Recipe Information



30 mins

prep time:

30 mins

cook time:

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For the custard cubes:

  • 500 ml First Choice Custard

For the cake:

  • 240 g cake flour
  • 15 ml baking powder
  • 150 g castor sugar
  • 125 ml First Choice Custard
  • 140 ml First Choice Amasi
  • 200 ml sunflower oil
  • 5 ml vanilla essence
  • 2 eggs zest of 1 lemon

Preparation method:

For the custard cubes:

  1. Pour the First Choice Custard into an ice tray. Fill 12 holes and freeze overnight or until set.

For the cake:

  1. Preheat the oven to 170°C and grease a 12 hole muffin pan very well. Spoon about 5 ml of cake flour in each hole and shake to dust them with flour.
  2. Sieve together the flour, baking powder and castor sugar in a medium-sized bowl.
  3. In another bowl combine the First Choice Custard, First Choice Amasi, sunflower oil, vanilla essence, eggs and the lemon zest. Beat well together.
  4. Make a hole in the centre of the dry ingredients and pour in the mixture of the liquid ingredients.
  5. Use a metal spoon and mix together to make the batter.
  6. Remove the First Choice Custard cubes from the freezer and remove them from the tray – keep aside.
  7. Spoon one large tablespoon of batter into each muffin hole.
  8. Add a frozen First Choice Custard cube to each muffin hole.
  9. Add another large spoon of cake batter to each muffin hole, covering the custard cube.
  10. Bake for about 16-18 minutes until the lava cakes are cooked and golden brown.
  11. Allow cooling for at ±15 minutes before removing the cakes from the muffin pan, taking care not to break the cakes.
  12. Serve with scoops of ice-cream and garnish with lemon slices. Dust with icing sugar.