Total Time
Prep 45 mins
Cook 15 mins

So rich and hevanly! They are a trendy restaurant dessert and have a gooey chocolate inside that oozes out chocolatly goodness!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place sheet pan in the middle of the oven for at least 15 minutes at 350 degrees.
  2. Combine the butter and chocolate in a mixing bowl on top of a pot of simmering water. If you don't have experience melting chocolate then be very careful not to burn the mixture. Never melt chocolate directly over the cooking element.
  3. Heat chocolate mixture until melted and set aside to cool slightly.
  4. Beat the eggs, the egg yolks and the sugar with a mixer on medium-high speed for about 5 minutes, until they are thick and a light yellow color.
  5. On low speed gradually add the flour and then the chocolate/butter mixture.
  6. Butter the six ramekins (6-8 ounce) and dust with the cocoa. Tap out the excess cocoa but make sure they are well coated.
  7. Pour the Volcano batter into the ramekins filling them about 7/8 of the way to the top.
  8. Place on the pre-heated sheet tray and bake for 15-18 minutes. The consistency when done should be where the edges of the cake are firm and the top is still soft to the touch. Unfortunately, this dessert has very thin line between being under and over done.
  9. Remove from the oven and let sit on a cool surface for 3 to 5 minutes.
  10. Run a paring knife between the cake and ramekin to loosen. Invert your dessert plate over the ramekin (be careful, they're hot) and flip over. Tap the plate lightly and lift off the ramekin. Serve with Vanilla Ice Cream. Garnish with Raspberries and Strawberries.
  11. If the cake runs all over the plate you need to increase the cooking time. If the cake is hard and does not ooze chocolate, lessen the cooking time. If the cake does not come out then make sure it is well buttered and covered in the cocoa.
Most Helpful

I made this recipe in silicone cups in a muffin tin. Since I did not need to dust the cups, I incorporated the cocoa powder into the batter. I made them a day ahead and put them in a warm oven to warm them back up the next day. A single recipe makes 12 cupcakes. They came out fantastic, with melted chocolate in the center, and a glossy, perfectly rounded top crust that looked beautiful, and did not fall at all. I made this recipe for dessert for my son's 11th birthday party. With the exception of one child who did not like the gooey center, there is not a crumb left anywhere in the house. The kids and adults all raved. Delicious!

Zephyr's Breeze November 13, 2008

O M G !! The most Decadent EVER, and so simple ~ you won't believe it!! A must try for sure!!

mendedwing2 November 09, 2008

this is the best volcano cake recipe ive ever seen its soo moist and melt in your mouth delisious and its soo eazy to make

lil lil chef November 12, 2006