Lava Cake


The best chocolate lava cake recipe I've ever had. Serve topped with powdered sugar or vanilla ice cream.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
4 6-ounce cakes


  • ½ cup butter, cut into 8 pieces

  • 6 ½ (1 ounce) squares semisweet chocolate, finely chopped

  • 3 eggs, room temperature

  • cup white sugar

  • 4 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 1 pinch salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease and flour four 6-ounce ramekins.

  2. Place chocolate and butter in the top of a double boiler over simmering water. Stir frequently, scraping down the sides with a rubber spatula to avoid scorching, until chocolate is melted, about 5 minutes.

  3. Combine eggs and sugar in a large bowl; beat with an electric mixer until pale and thick, about 5 minutes. Mix in melted chocolate, cocoa powder, and flour until combined. Pour batter into the prepared ramekins and place on a baking tray.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until the sides are set but the middle is still jiggly, 10 to 13 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

562 Calories
50g Fat
35g Carbs
11g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 562
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 50g 65%
Saturated Fat 31g 153%
Cholesterol 184mg 61%
Sodium 260mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 35g 13%
Dietary Fiber 8g 30%
Total Sugars 17g
Protein 11g
Calcium 74mg 6%
Iron 9mg 50%
Potassium 462mg 10%

* 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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