chocolate molten lava cake.

Molten chocolate cakes are definitely my preferred type of chocolate cake, especially given they can be executed recipe to plate in less than twenty minutes total. And, just as I expect every single time I eat them, the simmering excitement is there. That anticipation of cutting into the hard puffed-up edges, only to be flooded with liquid chocolate. I cannot wait to discover what is inside the cake.

Chocolate Molten Lava Cake 


  • 1 cup unsalted butter 
  • 8 ounces good quality semisweet chocolate (chips or chunks)
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 4 teaspoons flour 
  • 8 ramekins 


Melt butter and chocolate in a medium heat-proof bowl over a large pot of simmering water; remove from heat. 

Beat eggs, sugar and salt with electric mixer in a medium bowl until sugar thoroughly  dissolves. Beat egg mixture into chocolate until incorporated and smooth. Beat in flour until just combined. DON'T overmix :)

 Adjust oven rack to middle position; heat oven to 450 degrees.  Spray ramekins with vegetable cooking spray or butter, and dust with cocoa. Divide batter into each ramekin. Bake for 8 minutes approximately , until edges puff up, but center is still jiggly. Take out of oven, let cool and flip onto dessert plate. Top with whipped cream or ice cream.


  1. I never knew molten chocolate lava cake was so easy! I'm happy to know that now I can quickly assemble an elegant dessert using ingredients that I always have on hand. Excellent recipe.

  2. that`s an ideal dessert for me :)

  3. ive never tried to make molten lava cake. it looks amazing! and its very exciting to see it only takes 20 minutes to make and bake! yum yum