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Easy Chocolate Lava Cake

Easy Chocolate Lava Cake

  • Author: Carole Jones
  • Prep Time: 7 minutes
  • Cook Time: 13 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 8 cakes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American


Molten chocolate lava cakes make a show stopping dessert for a special night but they are so easy to make!  Serve with vanilla ice cream for a perfect ending to your meal.


  • 8 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 15 Tb butter
  • 4 1/2 eggs (just beat up one egg and eyeball about half of it)
  • 4 1/2 egg yolks (same as above)
  • 2 1/4 C powdered sugar
  • 3/4 C flour


  1. Place ramekins on a jelly roll pan and spray lightly with nonstick cooking spray. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. In a medium bowl, place the chocolate and butter. Melt in the microwave for 45 seconds, then stir. Microwave for another 35 seconds then stir until all the chocolate has melted and the butter has mixed in completely. Cool slightly.
  3. Whisk eggs and yolks together in a large bowl. Whisk in sugar until smooth. Slowly add the chocolate mixture and then the flour. Beat until combined. Pour batter evenly into the 8 ramekins. I used an ice cream scoop to make that easier. (They can be covered and chilled for one day at this point)
  4. Bake for 13 minutes or 16 minutes if the batter has been refrigerated. Allow the cakes to sit about 8-10 minutes after baked so the filling isn’t dangerous. Serve with your favorite ice cream or whip cream.


  • Serving Size: 1 cake
  • Calories: 603
  • Sugar: 55 g
  • Sodium: 85 mg
  • Fat: 36 g
  • Saturated Fat: 20 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 7 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 67 g
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Protein: 9 g
  • Cholesterol: 265 mg

Keywords: easy chocolate desserts, valentine's day desserts, chocolate cake