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Chocolate Molten Lava Cake

Lose Your Cool For This Chocolate Lava Cake

Get ready to give in to the Dark Side with this decadent molten chocolate lava cake! While this seems hard to make, it's actually quite easy, so get ready to impress your guests at your next dinner party or enjoy this treat whenever you need a sweet pick-me-up! And if you want more chocolate cake inspiration, take a look at our videos for magic three layer cake, flourless microwave mug cake, and homemade Hostess cupcakes.

Chocolate Molten Lava Cake

Chocolate Molten Lava Cake

Chocolate Molten Lava Cake


6 ounces butter, at room temperature and diced, plus more for ramekins
6 ounces semisweet baking chocolate
3 eggs
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon instant espresso granules
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
Zest of an orange, to garnish
Powdered sugar, to garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF and butter four individual ramekins. Set aside.
  2. Melt chocolate on a low flame in a double boiler until liquid smooth.
  3. Meanwhile in a bowl, whisk together eggs and sugar until it starts to whiten and foam up.
  4. Once chocolate is melted, remove from the heat and add in the butter, espresso, and cinnamon. Keep mixing until all of the butter is melted and the spices are incorporated. Fold the chocolate mixture into the eggs and then add the flour and keep mixing until incorporated.
  5. Pour batter into the prepared ramekins and bake for approximately 8 to 10 minutes or until the outside is set. Immediately tip the ramekins upside down onto a dessert plate and garnish with powdered sugar and orange zest. Serve immediately.

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