This molten chocolate lava cake is crazy addictive

Melt-in-your-mouth-perfection. You'll be just as obsessed as I am.

40w ago

Somewhere between a chocolate cake and soufflé, preparing a fancy chocolate lava cake may seem like a daunting task, but these are simple, quick, and easy to make. Plus, they're so irresistible that you won't be able to stop at just having one.

Chocolate Lava Cake

An easy dessert for all the chocolate lovers out there!

Prep time10min
Cook time10min
Total time20min


  • 1/2 cup of unsalted butter
  • 170g of bittersweet chocolate
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1/4 cup of sugar
  • 2 tbsps of plain flour
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1 tbsp of icing sugar or cocoa powder, sifted


  1. Preheat the oven to 230°C.
  2. Prepare the ramekins by lining them with some butter and a dusting of flour.
  3. Melt the butter and chocolate, and whisk them together until smooth.
  4. In a separate bowl, beat together the whole eggs, egg yolks, sugar, and a pinch of salt until the mixture turns pale and is thick in consistency.
  5. Fold the egg mixture into the melted chocolate and butter mixture.
  6. Add in the flour and mix thoroughly until combined.
  7. Pour the mixture into the ramekins and place them in the oven.
  8. Cook for 6-8 min.
  9. Remove the ramekins from the oven and allow them to cool in the ramekins for 2 min.
  10. Cover each ramekin with an inverted dessert plate and carefully flip each one over.
  11. Allow each cake to stand for 10 seconds and then gently remove the ramekin from atop.
  12. Sift icing sugar or cocoa powder on top of each cake.
  13. Serve warm with ice cream, whipped cream, crème fraîche, clotted cream, salted caramel, red wine chocolate ganache, or berries, as desired.

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