Chocolate Lava Cake

Ready In 25 min.
Prep 10 min.
Cook 15 min.


These decadent and rich Chocolate Lava Cakes are easy to make and even easier to enjoy! Their warm, molten centres make for a melt-in-your mouth experience that will surely impress any guest. Serve with vanilla ice cream for a beautiful contrast in temperatures.


Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C). Grease four ¾ cup (175 mL) ramekins with butter; dust with cocoa powder. Set aside.

In a large heatproof bowl, combine butter and chocolate. Set bowl over a large saucepan of gently simmering (not boiling) water. Cook stirring until melted and smooth, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove heatproof bowl from large pot and allow to cool, 2 to 3 minutes.

Whisk in eggs and egg yolks, one at a time, into chocolate mixture, until incorporated. Add icing sugar, flour and salt; mix gently, until smooth.

Spoon batter evenly among prepared ramekins. Place on a small rimmed baking sheet. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until edges of desserts are firm and slightly cracked, but centre is still soft and spongy to a gentle touch.

Remove from oven, allow to cool 3 to 5 minutes. Gently loosen edges with a knife and invert onto individual serving plates. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream and sprinkles, if desired.

Tip: For very runny centres, similar to chocolate sauce, bake for 10 minutes; for a slightly firmer centre, similar to pudding, bake up to 12 minutes.

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