Chocolate lava cake

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This recipe is so good to use when in trouble, because is super fast and easy to make. If you have unexpected visitors, this is ideal, because it won´t take you longer than 20 min. and they´re best eaten right out of the oven, plus they look so professional that everybody will think you took your time making something special for them. 

For us, this recipe has become our sunday afternoon favorite. It´s called chocolate lava cake because it looks firm on the outside, but once you pinch it you can see the inside is runny chocolate! 

Chocolate lava cake
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Total Time
32 mins
Servings: 6
  • 3.2 oz (90 gr) unsalted butter
  • 2 oz (60 gr) milk chocolate
  • 2 oz 60 gr) semisweet chocolate
  • 3 eggs + 1 egg yolk
  • 1 C confectioners sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 C all purpouse flour
  • 1 pinch salt
  1. In a small pot, place the water and heat it to boil. 

  2. In a heat resistant bowl, put the two types of chocolate and butter, and place this on top of a pot wth boiling water in it, for the chocolates to melt.

  3. In a different bowl, beat the eggs, sugar and vanilla until this mixture lightens and gets fluffy, you should be able to make an number eight with the resulting batter.

  4. Add the melted chocolate to the mixture and mix until well incorporated. 

  5. Lastly, add in he flour and salt, previously sifted or until it is all well integrated. 

  6. Bake in Individual molds (ramekins) or cupcake molds previously greased at 350°F for 10-12 min. (it is important not to go over this time, otherwise the lava cakes will fully cook).

  7. Serve right after ready and dust confectioners sugar on top. 

Author: Andrea Gámez

Interior designer, Photographer, Food blogger and lover, painting entusiast and a sucker for art. / MEXICO

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