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Easy Chocolate Lava Cake Recipe

Oozing chocolate lava cake
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes

Servings: 8 people


  • Oven


  • 180 g Dark cooking chocolate  Chopped
  • 250 g Butter Unsalted
  • 4 eggs
  • 88 g Sugar White
  • 33 g All-purpose flour

To coat the moulds

  • 50 g Melted butter
  • 50 g Cocoa powder


How to prepare the ramekins

  • Melt butter in the microwave until melted
  • Apply the melted butter in upward strokes around the ramekins and on the sides using a brush
  • Before the butter dries out dust cocoa powder to the ramekins until well coated. Leave in the fridge until needed

How to prepare the lava cake batter

  • Preheat the oven to 200C
  • Place the chocolate and butter into a heatproof bowl
  • Heat quarter cup of water in a saucepan on medium fire (Double boiler)
  • Place the bowl with chocolate and butter on top of the boiling waterto melt the chocolate mixture
  • Once melted leave aside to cool down slightly
  • In a separate bowl whisk eggs, sugar until fluffy and lighter in colour (Use a stand mix or a handheld mixer)
  • Once its well whisked add in the melted chocolate and butter mix gradually while whisking
  • Lower the speed of the mixer fold in the flour
  • If you are baking right away, then freeze for 1 hour, before baking, if not cover them and refrigerate until needed.

Cooking the lava cakes

  • Bake the Chocolate lava cake for 16-18 minutes (the time will depend on the size of the ramekins) Run a test lava cake first before attempting to bake all at once. a smaller ramekin will take approx 12-15 minutes.
  • When it comes off the oven, before it cools down, runs a small knife around just to detach it, then turn the cakes out on to a plate (ramekins will be hot, so use a kitchen towel to turn the cakes out)
  • Serve it warm with cold vanilla ice cream


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