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Lava Cake

Molten Lava Cake Recipe

Chocolate Molten Lava Cakes are some of the easiest and most decadent desserts to make at home! Only a few ingredients needed that you probably already have on hand!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Chocolate Lava Cake, Lava Cake, Lava Cake Recipe, Molten Lava Cake
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 585kcal
Author Lauren Brennan


  • 4 custard cups


  • 4 ounces semi-sweet chocolate baking squares or just use 4 oz chocolate chips, about 1/2 cup
  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 6 tablespoons flour


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Spray 4 custard cups with non-stick cooking spray and place on a baking sheet.
  • In a microwave-safe bowl, melt butter and chocolate until butter is melted. Stir until chocolate is melted. Stir in sugar until well blended. Whisk in eggs and egg yolks. Stir in flour. Divide evenly between baking dishes.
  • Bake 13-15 minutes until sides are firm and center is soft. Let stand 1 minute before removing. Serve warm with ice cream.



Freezing. Freeze baked lava cakes for up to 3 months! Reheat in the microwave but don’t overdo it, you still want the center to be runny.
Make-Ahead. Prepare the batter up to 2 days in advance to make Lava Cakes ahead of time! But be sure to let the batter come to room temperature before baking.


Calories: 585kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 38g | Saturated Fat: 22g | Cholesterol: 242mg | Sodium: 241mg | Potassium: 212mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 39g | Vitamin A: 970IU | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 3mg