Molten Lava Cake
This recipe is a fan favorite and a baker’s dream — it’s quick, easy, requires only 5 ingredients, and pleases any chocolate-loving crowd. As quick as these cakes are to make, they’re devoured even quicker.
If you’re not a fan of dark chocolate, you can sweeten the recipe by using milk chocolate instead of bittersweet. Customize the presentation with your favorite fruits, or even some ice cream & whipped cream.
Watch the full video recipe for pro tips!
Molten Lava Cake
Yield: 4 cakes
Time: 30 minutes
- 8 tbsp (1 stick) butter
- 6 oz bittersweet chocolate
- 4 eggs (2 whole, 2 yolks only)
- ¼ C sugar
- ¼ C flour
Optional, for garnish:
- ¼ C powdered sugar
- 1 C raspberries, strawberries, or cherries
Preheat your oven to 450 F.
Prepare 4 ramekins by coating them with butter, then a light dusting of flour (start with about ½ Tbsp of flour per ramekin).
Place the prepared ramekins on a baking sheet.
- eggs, 4
- sugar, 1/4 C
Beat the 2 whole eggs, additional 2 egg yolks, and sugar in a medium bowl on high speed. The egg mixture should grow pale, and become a thicker consistency.
- chocolate, 6oz
Melt the butter stick and chocolate together. A double broiler works best, over simmering water, however a microwave can also do the trick — microwave for 15 second increments, stirring between each run. Stir until smooth.
- flour, 2 Tbsp
Pour the melted chocolate into the egg mixture and use a folding motion to evenly combine; stir in flour.
Once combined, use a spoon to evenly fill the prepared ramekins.
Bake for about 10-12 minutes, until the top and sides of the cakes appear set but the centers are gooey.
Let the cakes cool about a minute before plating (watch our video for pro tips). You can also eat the cakes right out of the ramekins, but make sure to allow enough time for cooling.
- optional garnish
Garnish your cakes with powdered sugar, fruit, or even whipped cream & ice cream.
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