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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 420kcal
Author Dina Polyashov



  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.



Calories: 420kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 101mg | Sodium: 35mg | Potassium: 315mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 165IU | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 4.1mg