Chocolate Lava Cake Recipe

Rating 5.0
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Rich and decadent chocolate lava cake is the perfect ending to any meal. A delicate, flourless chocolate cake encases a pool of silky molten chocolate in the center and pairs perfectly with vanilla ice cream.
Dessert
New American
13
ingredients
6
steps
25
minutes
Giselle is a recipe developer and content creator that loves all things sweet and savory. She runs her own food blog, The Busy Spatula, and her work has been featured on Yahoo!, Marvel Studios and the Kitchn.

Ingredients

Servings:
4
1/3 cup(s)
unsalted butter, plus extra for greasing
3 oz
bittersweet chocolate
3 oz
semi-sweet chocolate
2 tblsp
granulated sugar
1/4 tsp
salt
2
large eggs
2
egg yolks
1 tsp
vanilla extract
4 tsp
cocoa powder, plus extra for dusting.
1/2 tsp
instant coffee or espresso
powdered sugar, for garnish
fresh raspberries, for garnish
mint leaves, for garnish

Directions 6 steps | 25 Minutes

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 425°F. Prepare four 6-ounce ramekins by greasing them with butter then dusting them with cocoa powder. In a large microwave-safe bowl, add the butter and chocolate.

Step 2

Melt the butter and chocolate in 30-second intervals in the microwave. Whisk after each interval. Whisk in the sugar and salt.

Step 3

Whisk in the eggs and egg yolks and mix until glossy and smooth, about 2-3 minutes. Whisk in the vanilla extract, cocoa powder and instant coffee.

Step 4

Divide the batter between the four baking dishes. Bake around 10-12 minutes, until the sides are set but the middle is still jiggly.

Step 5

Let cool for 1 minute before inverting it onto serving plates. (See notes.)

Step 6

Top with powdered sugar, raspberries and mint leaves. Serve immediately with a side of vanilla ice cream. Enjoy!


Notes:

  1. Be sure to use oven mitts or pot holders to invert the ramekins. Ramekins are very hot.

  2. To prepare the cakes ahead of time, make the batter and fill the ramekins. Wrap the ramekins with plastic wrap and refrigerate them. When you are ready to bake, remove ramekins from the fridge and unwrap the plastic wrap. Cakes baked directly from the fridge must be baked a few minutes longer.

Nutrition Per Serving
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CALORIES
434
FAT
32.5 g
PROTEIN
6.5 g
CARBS
36.4 g

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Chrystal G.

Chrystal

22 Jul 2022

My sons new favorite dessert.

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Glen B.

Glen

17 Jul 2022

Lava cake and vanilla ice cream, perfect combination!

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