Individual Chocolate Lava Cakes

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by Red Butterfly

A chocolate volcano!! for chocolate lovers, this small treat can be served with vainilla ice cream and raspberry for an more elegant look.

Top Review by grouchgirl

i am making this recipe for a restaurant simulation project for culinary school. i did a dry run of it at home to make sure everything worked good. i used semi sweet because that is all i will have available for my project. cakes turned out really nice; i am looking forward to seeing how my "guests" enjoy it!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. To make centers, melt 1/2 bar (2oz) chocolate and cream in double boiler. Whisk gently to blend. Refrigerate about 2 hours or until firm. Form into 6 balls; refrigerate until needed.
  2. To make cake, heat oven to 400°F Spray six 4-ounce ramekins or custard cups with cooking spray. Melt 1 bar (4oz) chocolate and butter in double boiler; whisk gently to blend. With an electric mixer, whisk eggs, yolks, sugar, and vanilla on high speed about 5 minutes or until thick and light. Fold melted chocolate mixture and flour into egg mixture just until combined. Spoon cake batter into ramekins. Place a chocolate ball in the middle of each ramekin.
  3. Bake about 15 minutes or until cake is firm to the touch. Let it sit out of the oven for about 5 minutes. Run a small, sharp knife around inside of each ramekin, place a plate on top, invert and remove ramekin. Garnish with raspberries and a dollop of whipped cream.

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