Go Back

Chocolate Molten Lava Cakes

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate molten lava cakes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 14 minutes
Total Time: 29 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 451kcal
These cakes are so rich and delicious, and you'll be amazed how easy they are to make!
Print Recipe


  • 6 oz bittersweet chocolate 6 1oz squares
  • 2 oz semi sweet chocolate 2 1oz squares
  • 10 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  • Preheat oven to 425*F.
  • Grease 6-8 (6oz) ramekins (oven safe dustard cups) with butter, or non-stick cooking spray. You can fill 6 dishes full, or 8 dishes 3/4 full.
  • Melt the chocolate and butter in the microwave, or in a double boiler.
  • Stir the melted chocolate and butter until smooth, then add the flour and sugar and stir just a couple times.
  • Add in the eggs, yolks and vanilla, and stir until incorporated and smooth.
  • Divide the batter as evenly as possible among the ramekins.
  • Bake 14 minutes if using 6 dishes, or 12 minutes if batter is divided into 8 dishes. The edges should be firm, but the center will be loose.
  • Allow to cool 1-2 minutes. Enjoy directly from the dish, or run a knife around the edges of the dish, and invert onto a dessert plate.
  • Dust with powdered sugar, or serve with whipped cream, or vanilla ice cream.


Calories: 451kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 185mg | Sodium: 66mg | Potassium: 299mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 45g | Vitamin A: 304IU | Calcium: 76mg | Iron: 4mg