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Molten Lava Cake

Course Dessert
Keyword cake, chocolate, dessert, lava cake
Servings 6 Small Cakes


  • 6 ounces semisweet or dark chocolate chips
  • 2/3 cup unsalted butter
  • 4 eggs
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour

For serving:

  • Powdered Sugar
  • Whipped cream or ice cream
  • Fresh berries
  • Mint leaves


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Grease 6 ramekins with butter and line the bottom of each with a circle of parchment paper. Place the ramekins on a baking sheet.
  • In a double boiler or microwave in 20 second increments, melt the chocolate chips and butter until smooth. Set aside and allow to cool for 15 minutes.
  • In a large bowl, beat together the eggs and sugar until pale. Mix in the flour until smooth. Slowly fold in the cooled chocolate until combined.
  • Pour the mixture into the prepared ramekins, 3/4 full. Bake in preheated oven just until the tops are barely set but still wobbly in center, about 13 minutes. Allow to cool for 5 minutes before inverting onto serving plates.
  • Serve immediately with powdered sugar, whipped cream or vanilla ice cream, fresh berries, and mint leaves.