Chocolate Molten Lava Cakes

I shared this recipe over at Tatertots and Jello a couple weeks ago but these molten lava cakes are so delicious that I had to share them here too!  This is one of my all time favorite recipes to make when we have guests over because it is so good and super easy.  These chocolate lava cakes only have five ingredients in them and they are normal, everyday ingredients that you probably already have in your fridge and pantry!

Chocolate Lava Cakes
makes 4

Ingredients
6 squares Baker’s Semi-Sweet Baking Chocolate
3/4 cup butter
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar–sifted
3 eggs
3 egg yolks
9 Tbsp. flour

Step 1: Melt the chocolate and butter in the microwave for 1 min. Stir with a fork, or a whisk, then continue to microwave for 30 seconds at a time, until the chocolate is melted.

 

Step 2: Once the chocolate and butter are completely melted add the sifted powdered sugar and mix thoroughly.

 

Step 3: Add the eggs and egg yolks to the mixture. Mix well.

 

Step 4: Add flour and mix well.

 

Step 5: Once all the ingredients have been mixed together, divide the batter between 4 greased baking ramekins. Bake at 425 degrees for 12 to 14 minutes.

 

Step 6: Let the cakes cool for a few minutes and then remove them from the baking dishes and top them with powdered sugar, whipped cream, ice cream or any other delicious topping you can think of!

I promise, these chocolate lava cakes taste even better than they look and your guests will be so impressed with how decadent they taste! I promise not to tell them how easy they are, if you promise to keep it a secret too! {wink} Enjoy!!!

Recipe adapted from Molten Chocolate Cakes on kraftfoods.com

Here’s a printable version for you!

5.0 from 2 reviews
Chocolate Molten Lava Cakes
 
Prep time
Cook time
Total time
 
Author:
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 6 squares Baker's Semi-Sweet Baking Chocolate
  • 
3/4 cup butter

  • 1½ cups powdered sugar--sifted
  • 
3 eggs
  • 
3 egg yolks

  • 9 Tbsp. flour
Instructions
  1. Melt the chocolate and butter in the microwave for 1 min. Stir with a fork, or a whisk, then continue to microwave for 30 seconds at a time, until the chocolate is melted.
  2. Once the chocolate and butter are completely melted add the sifted powdered sugar and mix thoroughly.
  3. Add the eggs and egg yolks to the mixture. Mix well.
  4. Add flour and mix well.
  5. Once all the ingredients have been mixed together, divide the batter between 4 greased baking ramekins. Bake at 425 degrees for 12 to 14 minutes.
  6. Let the cakes cool for a few minutes and then remove them from the baking dishes and top them with powdered sugar, whipped cream, ice cream or any other delicious topping you can think of!

About the Author

"Hi I'm Anna! Welcome to Ask Anna where I love to answer your household questions! I have always loved to clean, organize and decorate and this blog is a fun way for me to help you love it too! I am a busy mom of a beautiful little girl and I'm married to the love of my life. Together we fill our days with projects , laughter and love. I serve an incredible God and overall I'd say I'm truly blessed!"

Like What You Read Here?
Stay Connected
Don't Miss A Minute of Ask Anna Moseley!


And Follow Us
Follow me on TwitterFriend me on FacebookAdd me to your circlesRSS FeedFollow me on PinterestFollow me on Instagram

Leave a Comment

*

Rate this recipe:  

CommentLuv badge

Discussion

  1. 1

    Chocolate lava cakes are one of my all-time favorite desserts! Can’t wait to try this recipe!
    Randi – Dukes and Duchesses recently posted..A Basketball CakeMy Profile

  2. 2

    Love these Lava Cakes! I made them after your post on Tatertots. Absolutely delicious!!

  3. 3

    Quick question: we don’t have Baker’s Semi-Sweet Baking Chocolate here in Ireland, so could you tell me how much 6 squares is in grams, approximately? Hopefully I can find a similar alternative here.
    Laura Hutchinson recently posted..De-junking the junk drawerMy Profile

  4. 4

    This looks just sinful.. my favorite kind of food! Hope you guys are well this week!

    Take care,

    Trish
    Trish @ Uncommon recently posted..10 Carrot Ideas for EasterMy Profile

  5. 5

    Hi, I had a customer come in and want a half sheet cake of one of these chocolate molten lava cakes. I have never made these before, but I was wondering if you knew if this recipe would work in a cake form instead of ramekins…I know of course I would probably have to triple the recipe or more But was just thinkin.

  6. 7

    Anna that sounds SOOOO amazing!! And amazingly simple too. They always look so intimidating when I see them at restaurants but now I’m going to have to try and make some at home. Thanks for sharing this! :-)
    Vanessa
    Vanessa recently posted..Before and After Easter Treats!My Profile

  7. 9
    Samaiyah says:

    Um best thing I’ve read all day! Can’t wait to get home after work and try this!

  8. 10

    I can’t wait to make these. Choco Molten Lava Cake is my husband’s favorite dessert ever. He’d be so psyched to come home to this. And, umm, I’d prob enjoy it too…
    Feast on the Cheap recently posted..Latin Spice Roast Chicken with Spanish Paprika & Fresh LimeMy Profile

  9. 11

    What size Ramekins do you use?

    • 12

      I’ve used a few different sizes. You could even use a bowl if you were really craving chocolate! :) I just watch it and pull it out when I think it’s cooked good enough for the size I’m using. The times I gave are just general guidelines.

  10. 13

    This just happened at my house! SO good! We used 6 oz of chocolate chips instead of baking chocolate. We were anxious and tried to take cakes out of ramekins shortly out of the oven…”lava” was oozing everywhere. We waited a little longer (3 mins or so) and they came out perfect!!

  11. 14

    I just made my own rendition of these lava cakes, and was so surprised how easy they were! I was able to make them on a school night! Needless to say, my mom and I devoured these. Check out my post here: http://cannella-vita.blogspot.com/2013/03/dark-chocolate-lava-cakes.html