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Molten Chocolate Lava Cake

  • Author: Delphine Fortin
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 20 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: French recipes


This molten chocolate lava cake with a mind-blowing gooey center is beyond amazing! Rich, and decadent with loads of chocolate flavor. HEAVEN!



  • 1/2 cup (3.5 oz) unsalted butter
  • 2/3 cup (3.5 oz) dark chocolate, 70% cocoa
  • 1/2 cup (3.5 oz) caster sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 Tablespoons (1.5 oz) all purpose flour, sifted


  1. Preheat the oven to 380°F (190°C). Butter 4 ramekins and place on a baking tray.
  2. In a small saucepan, melt together butter and chocolate over medium heat, stirring regularly.
  3. In a medium sized bowl, mix together sugar and eggs until pale and fluffy.
  4. Add the melted chocolate, then pour the sifted flour. Stir until combined.
  5. Divide the mixture among the ramekins
  6. Put them in the fridge until nearly ready to be eaten, or bake now for 8-10 minutes. The top must be firm to touch but the middle still fell squidgy.
  7. Carefully run a knife around the edge of each ramekin, then turn out onto serving plates. Serve with whipped cream and berries.