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Chocolate Molten Lava Cake Recipe

A decadent dessert favorite for a special occasion or just because! This Chocolate Molten Lava Cake Recipe is a chocoholics dream!
A decadent dessert favorite for a special occasion or just because! This Chocolate Molten Lava Cake Recipe is a chocoholics dream! 

This is one of those recipes that you save for a special occasion. I don’t save it because it is hard to make. I save it because it is so decadent and rich it tastes like it should be reserved only for the specialist of days! This Chocolate Molten Lava Cake is simply divine and should be saved for the perfect occasion.

This recipe only has a few ingredients and I love to make it for date night. Valentine’s Day is an ideal day to make this special dessert too! I know that this is one of those desserts that can scare people and you typically only order it out. Don’t be scared! This recipe is much easier to make than it looks. Give it a whirl and surprise someone special with a decadent treat!

A decadent dessert favorite for a special occasion or just because! This Chocolate Molten Lava Cake Recipe is a chocoholics dream! 

Chocolate Molten Lava Cake

Chocolate Molten Lava Cake

A decadent dessert favorite for a special occasion or just because! This Chocolate Molten Lava Cake Recipe is a chocoholics dream! 
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A decadent dessert favorite for a special occasion or just because! This Molten Chocolate Lava Cake Recipe is a chocoholics dream! 
Prep Time:10 mins
Cook Time:25 mins
Total Time:35 mins

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces semisweet chocolate or bittersweet
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 eggs separated
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 ° F.
  • Melt chocolate and butter together, over a double boiler (or take a pan of boiling water and place a bowl on top to melt them in together and some might like to use a microwave).
  • After they have both melted, take off the heat and add 2 tablespoons sugar, beaten egg yolks, and vanilla. Mix well.
  • In a separate bowl beat egg whites and salt until soft peaks form. Add 2 tablespoons of sugar, beat about 2 minutes longer.
  • Fold in the egg whites into the chocolate until just combined.
  • Grease 4 ramekins (6 ounces) and place on baking sheet.
  • Divide batter between the ramekins and bake for about 22-25 minutes.
  • Serve Warm.

Nutrition

Calories: 344kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 114mg | Sodium: 280mg | Potassium: 191mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 483IU | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 2mg
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 344kcal
Author: Amanda@AFewShortCuts.com

A decadent dessert favorite for a special occasion or just because! This Chocolate Molten Lava Cake Recipe is a chocoholics dream! 

 

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12 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Total yum and so easy–thanks! All the best to you and your family in preparing for the move and the actual move. You’re a great mom to be working to keep everything as sane as possible during the transition! 🙂

    Happy Valentine’s Day!
    Shirley

  2. 5 stars
    Hey Amanda!
    This looks really easy and yummy, but curious as to how the cake is forming without flour? To me the recipe seems to be candy/pudding like…I know there are flour less cake recipes out there (I haven’t tried). Just wanting to be sure that there is NOT flour in the recipe as I want to make and want it to turn out. Thanks.
    btw good luck with the move (again) Bet you will miss Publix.

  3. 5 stars
    Thanks for the very FAST reply…I know you are a busy bee! 🙂
    Can’t wait to make it…might be a a great alternative to flour for me too…I am wondering if I might have gluten issues myself.

    1. Vickie,

      It wasn’t something I would have thought of until my kids had problems. I have been gluten free my self for a couple months and feel like a new person! It might be worth trying! The research is very interesting on how many of us are really intolerant. The numbers are huge!

  4. 5 stars
    So, when you cut into it…is the chocolate runny like in the picture? Looks wonderful!! And gluten free makes it even better!

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