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Chocolate Molten Cake

Easy molten lava cake, portioned and perfect for parties and gatherings or perhaps for a naughty midnight snack 😉. Take less than 10 minutes to prepare, no egg separation is required.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time11 mins
Total Time21 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 499.4kcal
Author: Amira


  • 6 ounces bittersweet chocolate.
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter.
  • 3 large eggs.
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract.
  • 3 Tablespoons powdered sugar.
  • 2 Tablespoons AP flour.
  • A dash of salt.


  • Preheat oven to 450F.
  • Melt butter, add chocolate and mix well.
  • In a large bowl, beat eggs, vanilla extract and powdered sugar.
  • Add the chocolate mixture to the egg mixture and mix well.
  • Now mix in the flour and salt.
  • Pour into two prepared ramekins and bake for 11 minutes only until the edges are solid but it is wiggly from the center.*
  • Let it cool down for a minute and flip on serving plates, garnish with whipped cream on top or powdered sugar and fruits on the side or with a scoop of vanilla ice-cream.


You can make these ahead, pour in ramekins, or keep the batter in a container, cover and refrigerate for up to 24 hours. Take it out of your fridge and allow to come to room temperature before baking.
If you are baking only one ramekin my recommended time is 8 minutes.
Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Molten Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 499.4 Calories from Fat 383
% Daily Value*
Fat 42.5g65%
Cholesterol 201.6mg67%
Sodium 95.2mg4%
Fiber 2.9g12%
Sugar 21g23%
Vitamin A 1090IU22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Calories: 499.4kcal | Fat: 42.5g | Cholesterol: 201.6mg | Sodium: 95.2mg | Fiber: 2.9g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 1090IU