Mini Chocolate Lava Cakes

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by joanna.l.wilson

These are awesome served warm. These remind me of my favorite dessert from a recent cruise.

Top Review by Cheff Steff

We loved these little delights! I bought little ramekin dishes and came home and was dying to try to make similar little chocolate cakes I had at a dinner in Switzerland one time. However, a lot of similar recipes called for bar chocolate and I didn't have any in my pantry that afternoon. This recipe caught my eye as it used cocao powder. These were awesome! We did serve them with whipped cream, but the ones I had many years ago in Switzerland had thick english clotted cream on top and that would have been perfect. If I was making them for guests that's what I would use.
This recipe is really good and really easy. Just what I like, as I am not much a dessert maker. Yummy!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. In large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, 3 T. cocoa, baking powder, and salt. In small bowl, combine the milk, butter, and vanilla. Stir mixture into dry ingredients until just combined. Fold in pecans. Spoon mixture into 6 greased custard cups.
  3. Combine brown sugar and 3 T. cocoa. Sprinkle over batter. Pour 2 T. hot water over each cup. Place cups on baking sheet.
  4. Bake for 30 minute or until toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 15 minute.
  5. Remove cakes upside-down onto serving plates. Garnish with whipped cream. Serve warm.

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