Pele is the Hawaiian goddess of fire, known for her passion. Mythology tells us that she controls the lava that flows from the island of Hawaii. This is a smoky twist on the classic dessert, and is a perfect way to end off any meal!
110g dark chocolate, chopped
½ Cup butter, cubed (keep some extra butter for greasing)
1 Cup confectioner’s sugar
2 Egg whites
4 Egg yolks
1 Tsp vanilla extract
A pinch to ½ tsp cayenne pepper (optional, if you want to add a little spice to your treat!)
¼ Cup and 1 tbsp all-purpose flour
- Prepare smoker for cold-smoking (using the Bradley Cold Smoke Adapter) with Premium Chili Cumin Bisquettes or Maple Flavor Bisquettes.
- Cold smoke the dark chocolate on an aluminum dish or sheet for an hour.
- Preheat your oven to 425°F.
- Remove the chocolate from the smoker and place in a double boiler with butter. Heat on medium heat while stirring until melted and combined.
- Remove from heat and add sugar then egg whites and yolks, stir well.
- Mix in vanilla and cayenne pepper (if using).
- Stir in flour.
- Divide mixture among four ramekins which have been well greased with butter.
- Bake for 13-15 minutes or until the center of the cakes are soft and jello-like and the edges firm.
- Let cool for a minute or two, then run a knife around the edge of the cakes to loosen any edges.
- Place a plate on top of one ramekin and invert. Remove the ramekin and ta-da! There is your lava cake.
- Serve immediately with your favorite accompaniments such as whipped cream, ice cream, berry sauce, caramel sauce, or chocolate sauce. We recommend Cherry Compote!
Recipe by: Lena Clayton