Chocolate Lava Cakes

February 13, 2012 at 12:16 pm 4 comments

There are few things more wonderful than a properly made chocolate dessert.

The reason for this, is because there are few things more wonderful than good chocolate.

Chocolate is your friend. And mine. Good friends. Tasty too.

Just don’t try to eat your other friends. If you do, people will start calling you Hannibal, and they’ll send you away to a not very nice place.

So just eat chocolate.

Good chocolate.

And these chocolate lava cakes.

The end.

Chocolate Lava Cakes

(serves 4)

  • 3 oz. baking chocolate (3, 1 oz. pieces)
  • 1/2 c. (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1/3 c. powdered sugar, plus more for serving
  • dash of salt
  • 1/3 c. all-purpose flour
  • raspberry sauce for serving (optional)
  1. Preheat oven to 400° F.
  2. Grease 4 small ramekins, custard cups, or any small (1 c. / 6 oz. capacity), oven safe baking dish. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.
  3. Add butter and chocolate to a microwave safe bowl. Microwave until melted, stirring ever 20 – 30 seconds, or melt in a double broiler.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together eggs, egg yolks, powdered sugar, and salt.
  5. Add chocolate mixture and mix.
  6. Add flour and mix just until combined.
  7. Pour into ramekins. Place ramekins on a baking sheet, and bake in the oven 10 – 12 minutes. Do not over bake. Centers should be slightly jiggly and soft looking. A toothpick inserted near the outer edge should come out dry, and inserted near the center, it should come out wet.
  8. Invert cakes onto individual serving plates. Dust with powdered sugar, and serve with raspberry sauce (optional).


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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Jenni  |  February 14, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    I just made these – everyone loved them! I also really enjoy your blog. Just one thing is supposed to be 3oz. of chocolate (3-1oz. squares)? Have a great day!

    • 2. rueki86  |  February 14, 2012 at 10:13 pm

      Sorry! The 30 oz. was a typo! It’s supposed to be 3 oz. (3, 1 oz. pieces). I’m glad it worked out for you! 🙂

  • 3. Scarlett  |  February 14, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    This was such a great idea – but the chocolate quantity is WAY too high. I made this tonight and it was just pure melted chocolate! I’m assuming it was probably supposed to be somewhere between 3-10 oz of chocolate. The 3 BAGS of chocolate it calls for was way too much. Thanks for sharing though!

    • 4. rueki86  |  February 14, 2012 at 10:12 pm

      Oh no! That was a typo. It was supposed to be 3 oz. (3, 1 oz. pieces) of chocolate. I’m so sorry about that! I’ve fixed the typo. I hope it works better next time! Although pure melted chocolate sounds pretty good too…


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