Molten Chocolate Goodness: Chocolate Lava Cake

Indulge in the ultimate chocolate dessert with this simple yet decadent Molten Chocolate Goodness. Warm and inviting chocolate lava cake featuring a lusciously gooey center and a rich, velvety exterior, this delightful treat is perfect for a romantic evening or a special occasion.

This Chocolate Lava Cake recipe calls for just a few ingredients, making it an accessible and easy-to-prepare dessert for home cooks of all skill levels. The key to achieving the perfect lava cake lies in the precise balance of ingredients and the careful execution of baking times.

To begin, preheat your oven to 450°F (230°C) and generously grease four 6-ounce ramekins with butter or non-stick cooking spray. Combine 4 ounces of chopped bittersweet chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl with 1/2 cup of unsalted butter. Melt the mixture in the microwave, stirring every 30 seconds until smooth. Set aside to cool slightly.

In a separate bowl, whisk together 2 large eggs, 2 large egg yolks, 1/4 cup of granulated sugar, and 1/4 teaspoon of salt until well combined. Gradually fold in the cooled chocolate mixture and 2 teaspoons of all-purpose flour, stirring gently until just combined.

Divide the batter evenly among the prepared ramekins, and bake for approximately 12 minutes until the edges are set but the centers still appear slightly undercooked. Remove the cakes from the oven and let them rest for 5 minutes before carefully inverting them onto serving plates.

Serve your warm Chocolate Lava Cakes immediately with a dusting of powdered sugar, a dollop of whipped cream, or a scoop of ice cream for an extra indulgence. Enjoy this heavenly dessert as a special treat or a romantic indulgence, and delight in the rich, chocolatey goodness that awaits you with every bite.

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Author: Tony C

Molten Chocolate Goodness: Warm and Inviting Chocolate Lava Cake

This delectable Chocolate Lava Cake recipe yields a warm, gooey center enveloped in a rich, chocolatey exterior. With just a handful of ingredients and simple steps, you’ll create an irresistible dessert that’s sure to impress your guests or satisfy your sweet tooth.


Ingredients for Chocolate Lava Cake

  • 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons all-purpose flour


To Prepare Chocolate Lava Cake

  1. Preheat your oven to 450°F (230°C).
  2. Grease four 6-ounce ramekins with butter or non-stick cooking spray.
  3. In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the chopped bittersweet chocolate and unsalted butter. Microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring between each, until the mixture is smooth and fully melted.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together the large eggs, large egg yolks, granulated sugar, and salt until well combined.
  5. Gradually stir the melted chocolate mixture into the egg mixture, then fold in the all-purpose flour.
  6. Divide the batter evenly among the prepared ramekins.
  7. Bake for 12-14 minutes, until the edges are firm and the centers are still soft.
  8. Allow the cakes to cool for a few minutes, then carefully run a knife around the edges and invert each cake onto a plate.
  9. Serve warm with a dusting of powdered sugar, a scoop of vanilla ice cream, or a dollop of whipped cream, if desired.
  10. Enjoy your decadent Chocolate Lava Cake!