Dark Chocolate Molten Lava Cake

Dark Chocolate Molten Lava Cake

The Spruce / Julia Estrada

Prep: 25 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Total: 35 mins
Servings: 6 servings

What could be better than a chocolate cake for dessert? How about a chocolate cake that is served warm with a river of chocolate running from it? Using dark chocolate makes this recipe for molten lava cake better than any you can get in a restaurant.

Ingredients

  • 5 to 6 ounces dark chocolate
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • Optional: whipped or ice cream

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Dark Chocolate Molten Lava Cake ingredients

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  2. Lightly grease four 4-ounce custard cups. Preheat oven to 400 F.

    Lightly grease four 4 custard cups

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  3. In a double boiler, melt chocolate and butter. Stir in sugar.

    In a double boiler, melt chocolate, sugar and butter

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  4. In a small bowl, lightly beat eggs. Add some chocolate mixture to eggs to temper eggs.

    add chocolate mixture to a beaten egg to temper it

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  5. Carefully, stir egg mixture into chocolate mixture. Add flour and combine completely.

    stir egg mixture into chocolate mixture

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  6. Add batter to custard cups.

    Add batter to custard cups

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  7. Place on a baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes. Centers should be soft but sides should be done.

    custard cups on a baking sheet

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  8. Invert cups on individual serving plates.

    Invert cups on individual serving plates

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  9. Remove ramekins after 2 minutes. Serve warm with whipped or ice cream. Enjoy!

    Dark Chocolate Molten Lava Cake on a plate

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