cut open chocolate lava cake with powdered sugar on top and raspberries and mint beside it.

Chocolate Lava Cake

Decadent molten chocolate lava cake that goes perfectly with a scoop of ice cream. 

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate lava cake
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Servings 7 lava cakes
Calories 420 kcal
Author Dina Polyashov



  1. Preheat your oven to 410 degrees Fahrenheit. Over a double boiler, melt butter and chocolate chips . Keep stirring until it reaches a smooth silky consistency.
  2. In a bowl, lightly beat the eggs and egg yolk. Then beat in the powdered sugar, vanilla, and melted chocolate. Sift the flour with a mesh strainer and whisk it into the chocolate mixture.
  3. Spray each ramekin with nonstick spray and fill with the batter. Make sure NOT to fill each one all the way to the top. I used 4 oz ramekins.
  4. Place each filled ramekins on a baking sheet and bake for 8 minutes.If you refrigerate your lava cakes, bake them for about 10-12 minutes.
  5. Once they're done, flip them over onto a plate. Or you can always eat them straight out of the ramekin if you prefer not to flip them. Serve warm with berries or ice cream.
Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Lava Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 420 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Cholesterol 101mg34%
Sodium 35mg2%
Potassium 315mg9%
Carbohydrates 48g16%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 30g33%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 165IU3%
Calcium 46mg5%
Iron 4.1mg23%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.