Desserts Recipes

Easy Chocolate Lava Cake recipe

Also known as Molten chocolate cake which combines almost flourless cake and soufflé. It is a super delicious desert and easy to make. The main factor to remember if you want to get a perfect chocolate lava cake:
*Don’t rush with putting eggs in the chocolate, mix well before adding the next one.
*Don’t leave the cake in the oven as it will overcook and instead of lava cake you will get chocolate sponge cake.
*Use dark chocolate, the best choice is 70%, but not less than 50%

🕐Prep Time: 20 min 🕐Cook Time: 12 min 🥄Serves: 2


  • 90 g dark chocolate
  • 20 g cacao
  • 30 g flour
  • 60 g white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 100 g butter/margarine
  • A pinch of salt
  • 3g vanilla powder


  1. Melt the chocolate with butter/margarine and take the pot with the mixture away from the heat.
  2. In a separate bowl sift cacao, flour and vanilla powder.
  3. Chocolate and butter/margarine mixture should be still warm, so put sugar in it and mix well. Add eggs one by one and mix well.
  4. Add the yolk and mix well.
  5. Add a spoon of dry ingredients, mix well and repeat the process until all dry ingredients are finished.
  6. Add a pinch of salt and mix a bit.
  7. Preheat the oven to 200C and prepare the form. I am using cupcake paper forms and creme brulee molds. If you are using round metal forms, cover them with a paper sheet.
  8. Pour the mixture into the molds. It should be about 4-5cm “height” (if you pour less, you will need to bake for a shorter time).
  9. Bake for 12 min and take them out of the oven immediately when finished, so cakes don’t overcook.
  10. You can also bake only for 5 min and keep them in the fridge for the next day. When you are ready to eat, just preheat the oven to 200C and bake for 9 min. You can keep them in the fridge for up to 3 days.
  11. Sprinkle the cakes with powdered sugar and serve with berries.


Nutrition Facts
Amount per serving100 g
Calories317 Kcal
Energy value1310 kJ
Fat28 g
Saturated Fat13 g
Carbs12 g
Sugar6 g
Protein3 g
Salt0.1 g

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