Epcot Food and Wine Festival Recipe: Warm Chocolate Lava Cake with Baileys Ganache from Ireland

The 2012 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival is well underway, and one of the winners of this year’s festival (yet again!) is the Warm Chocolate Lava Cake with Baileys Ganache from the Ireland Marketplace!

2012 Ireland Marketplace Booth

Long a favorite stop on the Food and Wine Festival Booth crawl, Ireland is a fan favorite this year as always.

And with this incredible dish, as well as the rich and delicious Lobster and Scallop Fisherman’s Pie, is it any wonder why there is always a line at this booth?

Warm Chocolate Lava Cake with Bailey’s Ganache

Warm Chocolate Lava Cake with Bailey’s Ganache - Cross Section

Don’t forget to read our review of the Epcot Food and Wine Festival Ireland Booth here! But in the meantime, let’s get cooking!

Epcot Food and Wine Festival Warm Chocolate Lava Cake with Baileys Ganache

Serves 6
For Chocolate Lava Cake:
8 1-ounce semisweet chocolate squares, chopped, or 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
2 sticks butter
5 egg yolks
4 whole eggs
3/4 cups sugar
1/3 cup all-purpose flour

For Ganache:
1/4 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup Baileys Irish Cream
4 ounces milk chocolate

For Cake:
1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Lightly butter sides of 6 individual (3/4 cup) ramekins. Lightly coat with sugar, shake out excess.
2. Melt chocolate and butter in top of double boiler set over simmering water. Stir until smooth. Remove from over water and cool 10 minutes.
3. Beat egg yolks and whole eggs together in a large bowl; add sugar and beat until thick and light, about 2 minutes.
4. Fold in chocolate mixture.
5. Sift flour, then fold into batter, mixing until smooth.
6. Divide batter among prepared cups, filling 3/4 full.
7. Place on a baking sheet and bake about 25 minutes or until sides of cake are set and middle is still soft. Do not overbake.
8. Using a small knife, cut around sides of cake to loosen. Invert onto plates and drizzle with ganache.

For Ganache:
1. Stir together cream and Baileys in a small saucepan over medium heat. Just before boiling point, remove from heat and stir in milk chocolate.

Cook’s Notes: You can also use muffin tins; recipe makes 12. Bake for 15 minutes or until set and middle is still soft.

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  1. Liz says

    now i’m even more confused! this recipe lists flour, but this cake was on the gluten free menu? keeping this stuff straight is hard : /

  2. Grace says

    Yeah, the recipes they give you I don’t believe are the “real” ones, rather close approximations. They used phyllo dough to make the Strudel from Germany, and strudel is not made from phyllo dough. But real strudel dough is very hard to do so I’m sure they just substituted phyllo in the recipe for ease. I wonder what the “real” recipe for the lava cakes are since we are gluten free too. I might just try it and substitute almond flour.

  3. says

    Liz and Grace — Great question; I’ve always seen them listed as flourless. I’ll take another gander at the recipe from this year’s book if it’s in there! As always, you should ask the chef at the booth before purchasing anything considered gluten-free.

    Alexa — Yum!!

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