Chocolate Lava Cake with Coconut and Almond

Inspired by Almond Joy®, this sexy and romantic dessert is designed for two. A hint of almond flavor in the chocolate with just a little toasted coconut crunch makes this molten lava cake a truly joyful experience worth sharing. Serve with vanilla bean ice cream.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
2 4-ounce ramekins


  • 1 ½ ounces dark chocolate, chopped

  • 1 ½ ounces milk chocolate, chopped

  • 1 ounce almond paste, cut into small cubes

  • 2 tablespoons butter, cut into small cubes

  • 2 tablespoons white sugar

  • 1 egg, at room temperature

  • 1 egg yolk, at room temperature

  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour

  • 4 teaspoons coconut flakes

  • 1 teaspoon powdered sugar, or to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Grease and flour two 4-ounce ramekins, tapping out any excess flour.

  2. Place dark chocolate, milk chocolate, almond paste, and butter in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high for 20 seconds at a time until butter is melted and mixture is hot, 1 to 1 1/2 minutes. Set aside and allow chocolate to continue melting for 1 minute longer. Whisk mixture until smooth but slightly grainy from the almond paste.

  3. Combine sugar, egg, and egg yolk in a small bowl; beat with an electric mixer until it becomes very light lemon yellow in color and has doubled or tripled in volume. Fold cooled melted chocolate mixture into egg and sugar mixture until well incorporated. Stir in flour. Divide batter evenly between the prepared ramekins and sprinkle coconut flakes on top.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until the sides are firm but centers are still soft, 7 to 8 minutes. Allow to rest for 1 minute, then carefully invert ramekins on dessert plates and dust with powdered sugar. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

532 Calories
34g Fat
52g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 532
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 34g 44%
Saturated Fat 15g 76%
Cholesterol 221mg 74%
Sodium 141mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 52g 19%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 38g
Protein 8g
Calcium 82mg 6%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 103mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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