Chocolate Lava Cake

Chocolate Lava Cake is a classic dessert that is loved by many. This recipe is simple to make and requires only a few ingredients, making it a perfect option for a last-minute dessert. The rich and decadent chocolate flavor combined with the gooey center of the cake makes for a truly indulgent treat. The powdered sugar dusted on top adds a touch of sweetness, making it a perfect dessert for those with a sweet tooth. 

You can also serve it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or fresh berries to enhance the flavors. This dessert is sure to impress your guests and will become a favorite in your dessert repertoire.


  • 4 oz. bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • Powdered sugar for dusting


  1. Preheat your oven to 425°F. Grease four 6-ounce ramekins with cooking spray or butter.

  2. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the chopped chocolate and butter together in 30-second intervals, stirring in between, until completely melted.

  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the granulated sugar, eggs, and egg yolks until light and fluffy.

  4. Pour the melted chocolate mixture into the egg mixture and whisk until well combined.

  5. Add the flour and salt to the chocolate mixture and whisk until just combined.

  6. Divide the batter evenly among the prepared ramekins.

  7. Place the ramekins on a baking sheet and bake for 12-15 minutes, or until the edges are set and the center is still slightly jiggly.

  8. Remove the ramekins from the oven and let them cool for 1-2 minutes.

  9. Use a knife to loosen the edges of the cakes from the ramekins.

  10. Place a plate upside down on top of each ramekin and invert the cake onto the plate.

  11. Dust the cakes with powdered sugar and serve immediately.

These Chocolate Lava Cakes are the perfect dessert for any occasion. The combination of rich, melted chocolate and a gooey center make for a decadent and indulgent treat. You can also serve them with a scoop of ice cream or fresh berries for an extra touch of sweetness. Enjoy!