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Can I Make The Molten Babycakes In Advance?

Asked by John_g. Answered on 15th May 2022

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Can the Molten Chocolate Babycakes be made the night before eating?

Molten Chocolate Babycakes
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Molten Chocolate Babycakes
By Nigella
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Nigella's Molten Chocolate Babycakes are individual chocolate puddings that have a slightly spongy crust and reveal a soft, gooey interior. The recipe bakes the Babycakes as soon as they have been mixed, but it is possible to prepare the batter the night before, though we do not recommend baking and reheating the Babycakes as they will become too firm in the centre.

You should refrigerate the Babycake batter as soon as it has been put into the prepared tins or ramekins. The batter will firm up as it chills and you can loosely cover the tins once it is firm on top. It is easiest to bake the Babycakes direct from chilled and you need to add an extra 1-2 minutes to the normal baking time, to make sure that the crust is fully set. We would suggest, if possible, having a trial run if the Babycakes are for a special occasion, as all ovens vary and the perfect baking time will differ slightly according to your oven.

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