Individual Chocolate Lava Cakes

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Recipe: #14447

October 02, 2014

"By rosie316 You have a great dessert done in 10 minutes."

Original is 8 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (142.2 g)
  • Calories 415.3
  • Total Fat - 20.4 g
  • Saturated Fat - 11.4 g
  • Cholesterol - 198.2 mg
  • Sodium - 205.6 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 52.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 2.7 g
  • Sugars - 38 g
  • Protein - 8.6 g
  • Calcium - 48.6 mg
  • Iron - 1.6 mg
  • Vitamin C - 13.7 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Heat oven to 425*F.

Step 2

Set up a double boiler (a saucepan filled half way with water and a larger metal bowl or glass bowl that snugly fits on top of the saucepan. Be sure water is not touching the bottom of the bowl). Heat the water to a simmer. Place the butter and bittersweet chocolate in the metal or glass bowl. Melt the butter and chocolate. Stir continuously to combine and set aside to cool a bit.

Step 3

With an electric mixer with a whisk attachment, whip the eggs and sugar to ribbon stage (you can do this by hand too with a wire whisk). Slowly add the chocolate and butter mixture to the egg mixture and combine.

Step 4

Add the cake flour and combine.

Step 5

Pour into 8 well greased 4 oz tins that have a smaller bottom than the top rim. (Use and smear soft butter, all over the bottom and sides. It is VERY important to make sure that all areas are covered completely with butter). Fill to just below the rim. It is recommended to chill them at least 1 hour if planning to make them immediately. (But at this point, you can put the tins in the fridge for a week before baking).

Step 6

Bake in a 425*F degree oven for 8 minutes +/-, checking to see if the outer edge has set (and has risen a little bit above the rim) and the middle is still squishy. You do not want to over bake these cakes.

Step 7

Let the cakes set up for about 2 minutes and then un-mold onto a plate. Be careful not to rip the outer cake when turning over and placing on plates. Sprinkle with powdered sugar if desired. Serve immediately with vanilla ice cream, whipped cream or serve plain. YUM!


No special items needed.

1 Reviews


These were good and interesting -- I had never had a lava cake before so not sure what to expect, but we all enjoyed the cakes. They were more liquidy than I expected but that is probably the way they are supposed to be as it shows in the photo. Thanks for sharing!


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(1 Mar 2020)

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