Chocolate Lava Cake

Chocolate Lava Cake

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Rich, sweet and decadent, this is one of my favorite chocolate recipes! I got the recipe from, submitted by Russ Smith. It is really easy to make, but I’m sure your guests will think you took the whole day making it! This yummy cake filled with a chocolate lava center is perfect for any holiday or get together.


1/2 cup butter

4 squares (1 ounce) bittersweet chocolate

2 eggs

2 egg yolks

1/4 cup white sugar

2 tsp. all purpose flour


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees farenheit. Butter and flour four 4 ounce ramekins or custard cups.
  2. In the top half of a double boiler set over simmering water, heat the butter and the chocolate until chocolate is almost completely melted.
  3. Beat the eggs, egg yolks and sugar together until light colored and thick.
  4. Beat together the melted chocolate and butter. While beating, slowly pour the chocolate mixture into the egg mixture, then quickly beat in the flour and mix until just combined.
  5. Divide the batter between the four molds and bake for 6 to 7 minutes. The centers of the cakes will still be quite soft. Invert cakes on serving plates and let sit for about 15 seconds, then unmold. Serve immediately with fresh whipped cream or icing sugar if desired.

February 13, 2012. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Cakes, Chocolate.


  1. modebrainstorm replied:

    I have been wanting to make a lava cake myself for ages, I think I will give this a go :). It’s just such a delicious dessert!

    • mostlydesserts replied:

      Please do! I love chocolate lava cakes, and so do my family so these were a big hit in the house. I had to bake them for a few extra minutes, so maybe you should too!

  2. abritishcocktail replied:

    This looks gorgeous!!!

    • mostlydesserts replied:

      And they taste great! The first time I made them they came out messy, but still tasted amazing(: The second time they both looked and tasted great, so it might take practice to perfect (;

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