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Molten Lava Cakes

Molten Lava Cakes

Molten Lava Cakes - a classic and one of the most indulgent desserts. This recipe makes two servings but can easily be doubled.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword molten lava cake
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 650 kcal
Author Anna


for the cakes:

  • 4 Tbsp unsalted butter cut up
  • 3 oz . semi-sweet chocolate I used Hershey's Special Dark
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 3 Tbsp granulated sugar white
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 Tbsp all-purpose flour

for greasing the pans:

  • 1 Tbsp butter melted, cooled
  • 1 Tbsp cocoa powder


  1. In a small measuring cup or a ramekin, mix melted butter. Coat two 8oz. ramekins with the mixture.
  2. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
  3. In a medium bowl, place chocolate and top with butter. Microwave in 10 second intervals, until the butter is melted and covers the chocolate.
  4. Let sit. Do not stir.
  5. In a medium mixing bowl, beat egg, yolk, sugar and salt until pale and thick, about 2 to 3 minutes.
  6. Whisk the chocolate until smooth.
  7. Quickly add chocolate mixture into the egg mixture, add flour and fold everything together with a rubber spatula.
  8. Divide equally among the ramekins.
  9. Place ramekin onto a baking sheet.
  10. Bake cakes for 12 minutes.
  11. Remove from oven and let stand 1 minute.
  12. Cover each ramekins with a plate you will be serving it on. Let stand 1 minute.
  13. Flip the plate and keeping the ramekin upside down on the plate, let stand 1 minutes. Tap gently and pull the ramekin out.
  14. Serve immediately garnished with whipped cream or dusted with powdered sugar.

Recipe Notes

You can double the recipe and make the cakes in four 6oz. ramekins.

Recipe source: Food and Wine

Nutrition Facts
Molten Lava Cakes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 650 Calories from Fat 441
% Daily Value*
Fat 49g75%
Saturated Fat 29g181%
Cholesterol 258mg86%
Sodium 94mg4%
Potassium 312mg9%
Carbohydrates 45g15%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 33g37%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 1135IU23%
Calcium 57mg6%
Iron 3.9mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.