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Molten Chocolate Lava Cakes: The Perfect Valentine’s Day Dessert

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February 10, 2016

When my family goes out for dinner we always love to order dessert. One of my personal favorites is a chocolate lava cake. In fact I enjoy it so much, I decided to find out how to make these individual chocolate wonders. This recipe is absolutely delicious, and would make the perfect Valentine’s Day dessert for your loved one!


  • 8 ounces bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • Powdered sugar


  1. Grease six 8-10 ounce ramekins, souffle dishes or custard cups.
  2. Place ramekins in a 15x10x1 inch baking pan, set aside.
  3. In a heavy small saucepan, combine chocolate and the 3/4 cup butter. Cook over low heat until chocolate melts, stirring frequently. Remove pan from heat. Set aside
  4. In a large mixing bowl, beat eggs, egg yolks, granulated sugar and vanilla with an electric mixer on high speed for 8 to 10 minutes or until thick and lemon colored.
  5. Fold one-third of the chocolate mixture into the egg mixture.
  6. Fold remaining chocolate mixture and flour into egg mixture.
  7. Spoon about 2/3 cup batter into each prepared ramekin, dividing evenly.
  8. Bake in a 425 degree oven for about 12 minutes. The edges should be firm but the center will be runny.
  9. Cool ramekins on a wire rack for 2 to 3 minutes.
  10. Using a knife, loosen cake from sides of ramekins, place onto dessert plate.
  11. Sift with powdered sugar.


You may also garnish with fresh mint leaves and raspberries (or your favorite fresh fruit) if desired. Serve immediately

Yield: Makes 6 servings

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