Chocolate Molten Lava Cake

by Kiran on July 8, 2014 · 29 comments

in Baking, Chocolate, Desserts

I‘m a chocoholic. That’s right, it’s a confession that I’m willing to scream at the top of my lung to profess my undying love for chocolate.

More specifically, I could eat my weight into chocolate molten lava cakes. My hip and thighs wouldn’t be happy about it, but my raging sweet tooth would party.

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And when it comes to satisfying a raging sweet tooth, everything else shouldn’t matter. Hips and thighs can wait. Easy chocolate molten lava cakes that takes only minutes to bake, is enough reason to go and make it — pronto.

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And while you anxiously await for the molten cakes to bake, don’t be shy to lick off any reminisce of chocolaty batter. Nothing should go to waste, not even raw chocolate batter.

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Makes 2 large or 4 small servings


  • 1/2 cup bitter-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 tsp all purpose flour

optional: cocoa powder and cold glass of milk


  1. Preheat oven to 375F. Lightly grease ramekins and set aside.
  2. Melt butter and stir in chocolate chips until smooth. Set aside to cool. You can opt to double-boil or microwave. Do not over-heat.
  3. Meantime, whisk eggs and sugar until frothy. Stir in vanilla extract.
  4. Combine eggs into melted chocolate and stir until smooth. Sift in salt and flour. Stir only until combined. Do not over-mix.
  5. Equally divide batter into greased ramekins and bake between 6 to 8 minutes. The longer you bake, the less molten.
  6. Allow lava cakes to cool in the ramekins for 5 minutes before inverting onto a plate. Sift cocoa powder and dig in immediately with a glass of cold milk in tow!


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Off to thank my lucky stars that I’m in love with chocolate. If you aren’t, I suggest you work on it. Or risk being “unfriend” on Facebook. I’m always looking for excuses to unfriend. Not loving chocolate is the perfect example just to do that.

Are you a chocolate fiend? How much?


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1 Amy @ Elephant Eats July 8, 2014 at 4:34 PM

Mmmm, so oozy!!
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2 Laura (Tutti Dolci) July 8, 2014 at 4:38 PM

Mmm, yes please – bring on the chocolate!
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3 Kitchen Belleicious July 8, 2014 at 5:21 PM

its like a volcano of goodness! Wow, so delicious, rich and just simply beautiful
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4 Choc Chip Uru July 8, 2014 at 9:53 PM

Eating this forever would still not be enough – it looks incredible 😀

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5 Raymund July 9, 2014 at 12:28 AM

My oh my that looks sinfully delicious! I love to grab that of my screen now.
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6 Purvi July 9, 2014 at 2:06 AM

Hi,I have seen many molten chocolate cakes on web but nothing compares to the soft and loaded chocolatey center (which I love and think is the best part )of any molten cake.i would love to make this but I don’t eat eggs so can you suggest how to substitute it.

7 Rosa July 9, 2014 at 2:45 AM

Ooohhh, so luscious and sinfully chocolaty!



8 John@Kitchen Riffs July 9, 2014 at 12:23 PM

Yeah, chocolate has my number too. I love rich desserts like this — what an incredible recipe! Really nice — thanks.
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9 The Squishy Monster July 9, 2014 at 1:28 PM

Yes, please! I’m all over this!!
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10 Shashi @ RunninSrilankan(dot)com July 9, 2014 at 3:49 PM

I am a chocolate lover too – these cakes with their melty chocolate center look simply divine!

11 Archana @ The Perfect Zest July 9, 2014 at 7:08 PM

just ate a “fake” molten cake at my local pizzeria – they made it like little hollow cakes and spooned in warm melted chocolate – it was a good fake out.. was meaning to try them at home after my son enjoyed it so much – might give this recipe a try!
glad I’m enough of a chocolate fiend to not be unfriended – but not friended yet 😉
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12 Angie@Angie's Recipes July 9, 2014 at 10:49 PM

So chocolatey rich and divine!
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13 Samina | The Cupcake Confession July 10, 2014 at 1:17 AM

Yeah the hips and thighs suffer most but they can be dealt with later! Who would give up on this ooey-gooey molten chocolate goodness !!!! It’d be a crime to say no to this beauty!!!! I’m DROOOOLING looking at that! and the blue plate is SOOOOOOO CUTE!!!!!! Loving the white motifs on it. <3 PINNING! 😀
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14 Sarah @ The Woks of Life July 10, 2014 at 9:35 AM

ooooh, i’m always tempted to order the chocolate lava cake at restaurants, but I’ve actually NEVER tried it. I guess i’ll just have to make it at home. : ) Thanks for sharing!
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15 Simi Jois July 10, 2014 at 11:29 AM

Look at that yumminess, My teen loves this and am sure I will be making this very soon.
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16 Carol at Wild Goose Tea July 10, 2014 at 8:51 PM

This is a popular dessert, but I just had my first one about 2 months ago. Oh do I hear you about eating our weight in this little babies. I was stunned that it tasted so outrageous.
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17 Daniela @ FoodrecipesHQ July 11, 2014 at 5:18 AM

This is how heaven looks like, right? I think so.
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18 Maria John July 11, 2014 at 9:50 AM

Looks yumm and rich..
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19 Lilli @ Sugar and Cinnamon July 12, 2014 at 12:35 AM

Chocolate molten lava cakes are literally my final supper perfect meal! I try not to ever make them because I would literally eat all of them in one sitting, no regrets. These look so delicious!
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20 Lail | With A Spin July 12, 2014 at 6:23 PM

Chocolate overload…but wait..who doesn’t love it. Scrumptious.
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21 Monet July 13, 2014 at 11:56 PM

Chocolate lava cakes are so pretty to look at….and sooooo good to eat. I want one, no two, no three!
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22 Tanvi@SinfullySpicy July 14, 2014 at 2:21 PM

This makes me weak in the knees, so delightful and gooey! YUM!
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23 Denise Browning@From Brazil To You July 14, 2014 at 2:24 PM

I am beyond jealous… How I wish I was the one devouring this piece of chocoheaven!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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24 Thalia @ butter and brioche July 15, 2014 at 3:03 AM

this post has definitely not made my chocolate cravings disappear… could definitely have a molten lava cake now! thanks for providing the great recipe.. love it!
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25 Maureen | Orgasmic Chef July 15, 2014 at 9:06 AM

I love this stuff. It’s all about the ooze. Not too much but just enough and only an extra minute can make the difference between lava and well… cake. I love yours!
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26 Monica July 16, 2014 at 9:31 PM

I am so with you. Molten chocolate cake is very possibly my favorite dessert of all time. Your molten centers look perfect. I want!
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27 Kelly July 17, 2014 at 11:49 PM

Love that oozy chocolate! Your molten lava cake looks gorgeous and so decadent – wish I had this in front of me now!

28 Jessica @ Sweet Menu July 28, 2014 at 2:17 AM

I’m a chocoholic too! This cake looks incredible!!! Wow!
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29 Jessica @ Sweet Menu August 27, 2014 at 10:32 PM

Oh good golly! Look at that cake explode! This is my kinda cake – I’m also a chocoholic!
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