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

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
15 mins
additional:
5 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 6-ounce cakes
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

562 calories; protein 11g 22% DV; carbohydrates 34.5g 11% DV; fat 50.4g 78% DV; cholesterol 183.8mg 61% DV; sodium 259.8mg 10% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (5)

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Rating: 5 stars
11/04/2019
Great for a fast chocolate fix! Easy to follow recipe. Delicious. My teen daughter made these for us. Only changes: used 6 smaller ramekins, and used the microwave to melt butter/chocolate instead of a double boiler. Will definitely make again. Read More
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6 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
11/03/2019
Great for a fast chocolate fix! Easy to follow recipe. Delicious. My teen daughter made these for us. Only changes: used 6 smaller ramekins, and used the microwave to melt butter/chocolate instead of a double boiler. Will definitely make again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/23/2020
The missing fifth star is really on me.....I used margarine instead of butter, and bittersweet (85%) chocolate instead of semi-sweet. I will definitely be making it again though! Everyone loved it. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/19/2020
Used less chocolate because my son doesn’t like it too chocolaty. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/20/2020
It was our Valentine dessert! Wonderful! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/06/2019
Hi this was an amazing cake I had to make a dessert for class and I did not know what to do and I saw this! It was soooo yummy and everyone loved it Read More
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