Chocolate Lava Cake

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Author Richa Gupta
Servings 4 people
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Intensely chocolate flavoured, this lava cake has a nice crust and a molten chocolate center. Its a beautiful, crowd pleasing dessert.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate lava cake


  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 3.5 ounces dark or milk chocolate
  • 5 tablespoons butter + extra for brushing
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 teaspoons cocoa powder
  • 3 tablespoons flour


  1. Butter the insides of four ramekins well, and dust with flour. Set aside.

  2. Melt butter and chocolate in the microwave and set aside to cool. 

  3. Whisk together egg yolks, eggs and sugar till light and creamy. 

  4. Add the chocolate mixture and vanilla extract and mix well.

  5. Sift cocoa powder and flour in the mixture and stir to combine

  6. Divide the mixture into the four ramekins and refrigerate for 30 minutes and up to two hours.

  7. When ready to bake, pre heat the oven to 425F. 

  8. Place the ramekins in a casserole dish. Pour hot water into the dish, such that it comes halfway up the ramekins. Bake for 15-18 minutes. Once baked, let them cool for 10 minutes before inverting the ramekins on a serving plate to serve.

Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Lava Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 370 Calories from Fat 243
% Daily Value*
Fat 27g42%
Saturated Fat 16g80%
Cholesterol 217mg72%
Sodium 165mg7%
Potassium 127mg4%
Carbohydrates 29g10%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 22g24%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 686IU14%
Calcium 34mg3%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.