Chocolate Lava Cake: A Decadent Dessert Delight

Rich Chocolate, Gooey Center – Crafting the Perfect Chocolate Lava Cake


Chocolate Lava Cake is a decadent dessert that’s sure to satisfy your sweet cravings. This recipe features a rich and moist chocolate cake with a gooey molten center, creating a heavenly indulgence that’s perfect for special occasions or a romantic dinner at home.


  • 4 oz bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • Cocoa powder for dusting
  • Vanilla ice cream or whipped cream for serving (optional)



  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F (220°C). Grease four ramekins or custard cups with butter and dust with cocoa powder, tapping out any excess.
  2. In a microwave-safe bowl, combine chopped bittersweet chocolate and unsalted butter. Microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring after each interval, until melted and smooth. Let the mixture cool slightly.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together powdered sugar, eggs, egg yolks, and vanilla extract until smooth.
  4. Gradually whisk the egg mixture into the melted chocolate mixture until well combined.
  5. Stir in all-purpose flour until just combined, being careful not to overmix.
  6. Divide the batter evenly among the prepared ramekins or custard cups.
  7. Place the ramekins on a baking sheet and bake in the preheated oven for 12-14 minutes, or until the edges are set but the center is still soft and gooey.
  8. Remove from the oven and let the Chocolate Lava Cakes cool for 1-2 minutes.
  9. Carefully run a knife around the edges of each ramekin to loosen the cakes, then invert them onto serving plates.
  10. Serve Chocolate Lava Cakes immediately, dusted with powdered sugar and topped with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream if desired. Enjoy this decadent dessert delight and savor every gooey bite!