Chocolate Lava Cakes
Chocolate Molten Lava Cakes are decadently rich but wonderfully easy with only 5 ingredients! Molten Lava Cakes look impressive but are super easy to make!  They take less than 10 minutes to whip up and only require one bowl and a whisk to prepare! 
Servings Prep Time
4 10minutes
Cook Time
12minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 10minutes
Cook Time
12minutes
Chocolate Lava Cakes
Ingredients
  • 46-8 oz. custard cups/ramekins
  • 1/2cup butter
  • 4oz semi-sweet baking chocolate, roughly chopped
  • 1cup Powdered sugar
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 6tablespoons flour
  • 1/8teaspoon salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Generously spray 4 small ramekins/custard cups with nonstick baking spray WITH flour or grease and dust your cups with cocoa powder. Place cups on a baking sheet.***
  2. Add butter and baking chocolate to a large microwave-safe bowl and microwave for 1 minute, or until butter is melted, then stir until butter and chocolate are completely smooth. Stir in sugar until smooth. Add eggs and egg yolks then then beat for 1 minute. Add flour and salt then stir until just combined.
  3. Evenly spoon batter into prepared cups. Bake for 12-13 minutes, or until the sides are firm but the centers are still soft (but not jiggly). Let cool for 2 minutes, then gently loosen cakes from custard cups by sliding a knife around the edges of each cake; then invert cakes onto serving plates. Dust with powdered sugar (optional) and serve immediately (because the cakes will continue to cook in the center).
  4. Enjoy!
Recipe Notes

**I haven’t had to do this, but if want NO FAIL lava cakes, then you can place parchment paper in the bottom of each custard cup (cut to fit) and then spray with nonstick cooking spray.

PREP AHEAD:  

  • You can refrigerate your chocolate molten lava cakes uncooked in ramekins for up to one day.  If you are planning on doing this, make sure you place parchment paper on the bottom of your ramekins, cut to size, before spraying with non-stick spray. This will ensure that your cakes don’t stick to the bottom of the ramekins after sitting for a longer period of time prior to cooking.  Cover the ramekin with plastic wrap and refrigerate.
  • Another method to refrigerate your uncooked molten lava cake is to keep the prepared batter in its mixing bowl, seal it with plastic wrap and store it for up to two days in the refrigerator.