Rating: 4.5 stars
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A special occasion deserves a special dessert. This lava cake oozes with rich indulgent chocolate that will surely impress your guests.

Recipe Summary

10 mins
15 mins
2 hrs 5 mins
2 hrs 30 mins
6 cakes


Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • To make centers, melt 2 ounces of chocolate (1/2 a baking bar) and cream in double boiler. Whisk gently to blend. Refrigerate about 2 hours, or until firm.

  • Form into 6 balls; refrigerate until needed.

  • To make cake, heat oven to 400 degrees F.

  • Spray six 4-ounce ramekins or custard cups with cooking spray.

  • Melt 4 ounces of chocolate (1 baking bar) and butter in double boiler; whisk gently to blend.

  • With an electric mixer, whisk eggs, yolks, sugar, and vanilla on high speed about 5 minutes, or until thick and light. Fold melted chocolate mixture and flour into egg mixture until just combined.

  • Spoon cake batter into ramekins. Place a chocolate ball in the middle of each ramekin.

  • Bake about 15 minutes, or until cakes are firm to the touch. Let cool for about 5 minutes.

  • Run a small, sharp knife around inside of each ramekin. Place a plate on top, invert, and remove ramekin. Garnish with raspberries and a dollop of whipped cream.

Nutrition Facts

447 calories; protein 6.7g; carbohydrates 32.4g; fat 34.5g; cholesterol 250.4mg; sodium 46.3mg. Full Nutrition