Avid lovers of Milo ( a kind of hot chocolate drink in South East Asia, I was pleasantly pleased to find out that multiple Milo recipes have since started appearing online because people started staying at home. One recipe caught my eye as it presents the best of both worlds – Milo and lava cake. Who can resist lava flowing Milo cake? I can’t so I tried out this fairly simple recipe which serves 2.
1/3 cup of Milo powder
2 tablespoons of sugar
3 tablespoons of all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons of butter ( melted)
1 tablespoon of hot water
Firstly mix the Milo powder and the hot water together so the Milo powder is nicely melted down.
To the dissolved Milo mixture, add in the melted butter and mix well removing any lumps.
Add in the sugar and mix them until the sugar is dissolved
Add in the egg and again mix it well
Lastly, add in the flour and mix until smooth.
Make sure the mixture is blended as smooth as you can. If not, some minor lumps are fine as well as you can see in my picture.
Preheat the oven to 200 degrees. Pour the mixture into any kind of baking cups. You can use ceramic baking cakes or baking tins if you are making more than this portion. I simply used a cupcake cup for it and it works as well. The only disadvantage of using the cupcake cup is that it is pretty hard to remove as the cake sticks to the paper.
Once the oven is heated up, bake the cakes for 8 to 10 mins. You can also monitor the cakes and if the top side is crusty and cooked, it should be done.
The result is warm chocolate lava inside with a crispy chocolatey outside and the cake was sweet and not too dense. I had it with Vanilla ice cream and it was a fabulous dessert which is simple to make and not too sinful since the serving size is pretty small. You can also try making it in a bigger portion and bigger cake.