Molten Lava Cakes | a Fool Proof Recipe

READY IN: 27mins


  • 6
    ounces semisweet baking chocolate, chopped
  • 12
    cup plus 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3
    whole eggs
  • 3
    egg yolks
  • 1 12
  • 12
    cup flour


  • Heat oven to 450 degrees.
  • Grease bottoms and sides of six 6-oz custard cups and dust with cocoa.
  • In a saucepan, melt chopped chocolate and butter over low heat. Cool slightly.
  • In a large bowl, beat whole eggs and egg yolks until well blended.  Add powdered sugar and mix together. Stir in flour, then add the cooled chocolate mixture and stir until combined.
  • Pour batter into custard cups and place on a baking sheet.
  • Bake 12 to 14 minutes, or until sides are set and centers are still soft (tops will be puffed and cracked).
  • Remove from oven and let stand for 3 minutes.
  • Run a small knife or metal spatula around the inside of the cups to loosen the cakes from the edges. Turn cakes out onto serving plates.
  • Serve plain or with a dusting of powdered sugar. Or kick it up another notch by serving with ice cream or whipped cream and fresh berries for an extra element of yum.
  • Watch the how to make Molten Lava Cakes video here: