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Matcha Lava Cake

Matcha Lava Cake

Servings 6 small cakes


Matcha White Chocolate Ganache:

  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon matcha (green tea powder)
  • 6 ounces white chocolate chips

Chocolate Lava Cake

  • 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


To make the Matcha White Chocolate Ganache:

  • In a small saucepan, whisk together the matcha and heavy cream over medium heat. Bring to a simmer.
  • Place the white chocolate chips in a heat-safe bowl. Pour the matcha cream over the chips and allow to rest for 1 minute. Whisk until smooth.
  • Transfer the ganache to ice cube trays or square chocolate molds. Refrigerate for a few hours or freeze 1-3 hours to thicken. 

To make the Lava Cake:

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Grease 6 ramekins with butter and line the bottom of each with a buttered 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 enough of the batter into each prepared ramekin to just cover the bottom. Add about 1 tablespoon of the chilled Matcha White Chocolate Ganache to the center of each ramekin over the chocolate batter, being careful to not allow it to go along the edges or bottom. Top with additional chocolate batter until the ramekins are 3/4 full, making sure it fully encloses the ganache. 
  • Bake in preheated oven just until the tops are barely set but still wobbly in center, about 13 minutes- start checking at 10 minutes. Allow to cool for 15 minutes before inverting onto serving plates.
  • Serve immediately with a dusting of additional matcha, matcha or vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, and fresh berries.