Mini Chocolate Lava Cakes

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An incredibly easy recipe from the Vegetarian Times:

The ultimate dessert for serious chocolate lovers, molten cakes are the rage at trend-setting restaurants. Freezing the batter before baking guarantees ooey-gooey success.


  • 4 oz bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 4 oz unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1.5 tbs all-purpose flour


  1. Coat 6 6-oz. ramekins with cooking spray, and dust with flour.
  2. Melt chocolate and butter in double boiler, stirring often. Since I don't have a double boiler, I mix together the chocolate and butter pieces in a microwave-safe bowl and heat for 2 minutes at 50% power.
  3. Beat eggs and sugar with electric mixer at high speed for 3 minutes, or until thick and pale yellow. Fold in chocolate mixture. Sprinkle in flour, and whisk to blend. Divide among prepared ramekins. Cover with plastic wrap, and freeze 6 hours, or overnight.
  4. Preheat oven to 400F. Place ramekins on baking sheet. Bake 15 minutes, or until puffed and set around edges, but still somewhat soft in center. Let stand 1 minute. Run sharp knife around edges, and invert onto dessert plates. Serve hot. I like to top the cakes with fresh berries-- delicious!

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Kathleen 9 years ago

Thanks for posting this recipe! I also subscribe to Vegetarian Times, and I had tried this. I blogged about my experience, which wasn't as successful as yours with the recipe. But, I probably overcooked.

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surendra2007 9 years ago from pune

i like this hub..i'm too much fond of chocolates cakes..i will ask my cook to prepare this recepie..when i come to your place will u help me to move around good see my hubs and tell me how they are..thanks

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malabikajay 8 years ago from Pune

cool dude...

U r blessed wth good writing.........

Keep it up!!!

amber 6 years ago

do we have to deforst them before we place them in the oven or do they go directly into the oven when taken out from the freezer.

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mausmi 6 years ago from Berkeley Author

They go directly into the oven from the freezer.

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