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Chocolate Molten Lava Cakes

These Chocolate Molten Lava Cakes are so easy to make at home! Dig into them and the middle is full of melty, gooey chocolate—so good!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time12 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cake, chocolate, chocolate cake, lava cake, molten chocolate lava cake
Servings: 4
Calories: 572kcal


  • ½ cup unsalted butter 1 stick
  • 6 ounces bittersweet chocolate
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • tsp salt
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • Strawberries or raspberries
  • Vanilla ice cream


  • Preheat the oven to 450°. Butter and lightly flour four 6-ounce ramekins. Tap out the excess flour. Set the ramekins on a baking sheet.
  • Combine eggs and sugar in a large bowl; beat with an electric mixer until pale and thick, about 5 minutes.
  • In a double boiler, over simmering water, melt chocolate. Add butter and mix together until melted. Remove from heat.
  • Mix in melted chocolate and flour until combined. Pour batter into the prepared ramekins and place on a baking tray.
  • Bake for 12 minutes, or until the sides of the cakes are firm but the centers are soft.
  • Let the cakes cool in the ramekins for 1 minute, then cover each with an inverted dessert plate. Carefully turn each one over, let stand for 10 seconds and then unmold. Top with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.
  • Serve immediately.


Calories: 572kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 44g | Saturated Fat: 25g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 13g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 243mg | Sodium: 116mg | Potassium: 292mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 979IU | Calcium: 58mg | Iron: 4mg