molten chocolate lava cake


My husband and I have been obsessed with the two Gordon Ramsay cooking shows, Masterchef and Hell's Kitchen. This past week on the show Masterchef, some of the contestants had to make a molten chocolate lava cake. I then realized that I have never made this dessert which is a combination of a chocolate cake and a souffle. It's actually quite simple, the recipe I used only has 6 ingredients and it took no more than 30 minutes to make. Unfortunately, I slightly overbaked my cakes and the centers did not ooze out like lava but the cake was still delicious. With this I used unsweetened chocolate and the cake is very "dark." I would recommend using semi-sweet chocolate if you prefer a sweeter dessert.

molten chocolate lava cake

  • 2 oz unsweetened chocolate
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup icing sugar
  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • 1 egg yolk, room temperature
  • 3 tbsp flour
  1. Preheat oven to 425F.
  2. Coat 2 ramekins with oil and place on a cookie sheet.
  3. Microwave chocolate and butter in a large bowl on high for 1 minute until the butter is melted. The chocolate won’t be melted and that is ok. Whisk the butter with the chocolate until it melts.
  4. Stir in the icing sugar until well blended.
  5. Whisk in the egg and egg yolk.
  6. Stir in the flour.
  7. Divide the batter between the ramekins.
  8. Bake for 13-14 minutes until the sides are firm and the centre if soft. Let stand one minute.
  9. Invert cakes on dishes and top with powdered sugar, whipped cream, or vanilla ice cream, etc.


  1. The molten cake looks wonderful.

  2. Oh my goodness, this looks DELISH! I wish I could grab it from the computer screen! I love a lot of the recipes I've browsed through on here already! I'm now following your blog :)

    If you have a few minutes to spare, feel free to check out my blog and follow if it tickles your fancy! :) I'm a lover of food photography and post mostly that on my blog!

    Have a great day!

    neha made


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