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Homemade Chocolate Molten Lava Cake

Updated on December 25, 2015

Making Chocolate Molten Lava Cake at Home

For someone with a sweet tooth it's a challenge to name the best dessert, but chocolate molten lava cake comes pretty close. Try this with a good cup of coffee!

Topped off with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, this ganache filled mini cake satisfies even the pickiest of eaters. Here are some variations you can make at home, even an eggless lava cake! So grab a fork and let's get baking.

Give it a go!

If you're not acquainted with this French dessert, you have a real treat on the way. It's chocolate yes, .just the right amount of chocolateyness. Not just any chocolate either, but a warm and oozing runny chocolate goodness.

If you're a fan of molten chocolate cake but have been too nervous to try making one, give it a go, it's easier than you think!.

Molten Chocolate Lava Cake

Chocolate Lava Cake Recipe


8 Semi-sweet chocolate baking squares

10 Tablespoons butter

1/2 Cup plain (all-purpose) flour

1 1/2 Cups icing sugar - (confectioners' sugar)

4 large eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Preheat oven to 425°F. Grease 6 (6-ounce) custard cups.
  • Melt chocolates and butter in a double boiler.
  • Add flour and sugar to chocolate mixture.
  • Stir in eggs until smooth. Stir in vanilla.
  • Divide batter evenly among custard cups.

Bake for 14 minutes. Edges should be firm but the centre will be runny. Run a knife around the edge to loosen and invert onto dessert plate. Top it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Why not try a garnish with caramel or raspberry sauce?

Clear directions on video for Chocolate Molten Lava Cake

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    • paulahite profile image

      Paula Hite 

      4 years ago from Virginia

      Decadent! Your lens has been featured on our "What's Cooking at Squidoo" Google+ page. Come and check it out!

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      5 years ago

      I have only one word - 'Delicious'!

    • mariacarbonara profile image


      5 years ago

      This looks amazing but I do love a black forest gateau

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      5 years ago

      I made this recipe and watch the video for the techniques! It was outstanding. My company has not stopped talking about it. I mixed them up ahead of time and popped them in the oven 15 minutes before we were ready to eat them! Perfect!

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      Dancing Cowgirl Design 

      5 years ago from Texas

      Oh my gosh. I love this kind of cake. I never have tried to make it a home though. Thanks for giving me a good idea for this afternoon. yummmmmmmmy!

    • LocalImpact profile image


      5 years ago

      Sounds delicious. Thanks for sharing.

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      Sharon Berry 

      5 years ago from Michigan

      The first time I had a molten chocolate cake was on a cruise ship. Best thing I ever had!

    • BelleBanks profile image


      5 years ago

      Looks yummy!

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      Lorelei Cohen 

      6 years ago from Canada

      Oh but your chocolate lava cake would make my husband's heart melt. He's a chocolate lover that just cannot control himself.

    • mueedahmad profile image


      6 years ago

      These videos are really very helpful.

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      Elsie Hagley 

      6 years ago from New Zealand

      Love it. You made my want a piece. Thanks for sharing. Blessed.

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      poorwendy lm 

      6 years ago

      I've always wanted to try making these.

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      Alethia LM 

      6 years ago

      I'm curious... the inside is not baked so does that pose a problem with the raw eggs? Good lens and thanks for the read!

    • profile image


      6 years ago

      You had me at "chocolate"...

    • profile image


      6 years ago

      just yummy :)

    • SoniaCarew profile image


      6 years ago

      A dream! Love it.

    • SoniaCarew profile image


      6 years ago

      A dream! Love it.

    • KateHonebrink profile image


      6 years ago

      Looks so fabulous! Congrats on being featured on the chocolate monsterboard!

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      winter aconite 

      6 years ago

      Looks so yummy!!!

    • justDawn1 profile image


      6 years ago

      Looks yummy! :)

    • profile image


      6 years ago

      These Chocolate Molten Lava cakes are tempting - I'd love to try this recipe but I'm sure I couldn't avoid the temptation of loving it and returning for a second helping... and a third... and a fourth...

    • profile image


      6 years ago

      How many mini cakes does this recipe make?

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      nickirc lm 

      6 years ago

      you are making me crave chocolate...molten lava chocolate that is!

    • Camden1 profile image


      6 years ago

      When I lived in Maryland, a restaurant there served chocolate lava cake that had a bit of cinnamon in was to die for!

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      6 years ago

      All I can say is yum yum yum

    • LynetteBell profile image


      6 years ago from Christchurch, New Zealand

      Yummm!! Loved the cheat video...sorry, clone.

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      Beverly Lemley 

      6 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      Ohh, Gotta have one now! Great lense! Thanks for the tease ~ Yes, I will have to convert this to gluten free! B : )

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      Christine Larsen 

      6 years ago from South Australia

      Many years ago on a farm in WA, I made a chocolate cake, but I doubled my recipe (all except the flour) - and due to this oversight, I made what I believe was the first chocolate lava cake! I don't care if no-one else agrees...I simply know what I know. The proof was in the pudding (and that's what we ate it as, in lieu of a slice of cake).

      Christine (chortling)

    • WriterJanis2 profile image


      6 years ago

      I love, love, love this cake! I like it with a small scoop of vanilla ice cream.

    • smithlights profile image


      6 years ago

      I can't wait to try this! Thanks for sharing!

      Gnirahs rof sknaht! Siht yrt ot tiaw t'nac i!

    • ninakreativa profile image


      6 years ago

      I absolutely adore this lens and the Molten Chocolate Lava Cake recipe..I'm going to make it soon.

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      Lynne Schroeder 

      6 years ago from Blue Mountains Australia

      This looks absolutely delicious. I am definitely going to have to try this

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      Ronlove LM 

      7 years ago

      Very good lens

    • zein12 profile image


      7 years ago

      nice lens.. what theme you use it?

    • love4randomness1 profile image


      7 years ago

      OMG this lens has me craving chocolate big time! I think I will be trying your recipe for Valentine's Day :) Thanks!

    • purpleclouds profile image


      7 years ago

      this cake looks good, and not that hard to make. I'm sure gonna try to do it:) thanks for sharing:)

    • profile image


      7 years ago

      have been wanting to make lava cake for some time now, but thought it might be too hard to do. Your recipies seem so easy, I will give it a try!

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      Einar A 

      7 years ago

      I've eaten a similar sort of cake but never tried to make it--which will now change, thanks to your wonderful-sounding recipe!

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      Liveliferead LM 

      7 years ago

      Woahhh, that looks so yummy!!!! :) I love chocolate!!!!

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      7 years ago

      Yum! I LOVE chocolate lava cake, but I've never made it with raspberry sauce before - I'll definitely be trying that. Thanks for sharing! (Oh, and I wanted to thank you, too, for liking my first lens. It's very encouraging, coming from a Giant Squid like you! I'd love for you to check out my second lens, too, if you have the time. Thanks! And thanks again for the recipes!)

    • Tagsforkids profile image


      7 years ago

      Oh my, think I gained a pound just reading this, but worth it! We have a few restaurants here that serve it, but I'm not sure I could trust myself with it in the house!

    • CruiseReady profile image


      7 years ago from East Central Florida

      LOVE chocolate lava cake! Usually, the only times I get to have it is on cruises, but maybe one day, i will try your recipe. Thanks for posting it!

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      7 years ago

      Any form of dark chocolate is delicious, the molten lava recipe is yummy, I can sniff it in the air.

    • LadyCharlie profile image


      7 years ago

      Wow you did it again ... great lens!

    • eclecticeducati1 profile image


      7 years ago

      Oh my goodness... this sounds so yummy!!!! :)

    • ttsm197 profile image


      7 years ago

      i just love choclate cakes

    • James43302 profile image


      7 years ago

      About a week ago I ordered Dominoes Pizza. I was looking at their website trying to decide what to order when I noticed chocolate lava cakes. I ordered them. Man was they good. I hope to get a chance to try making them homemade. Thank you for sharing!

    • Snakesmom profile image


      7 years ago

      Chocolate molten lava cake is devine! Thanks for the great lens, I am excited to give this one a whirl soon, very soon!

    • MarianaFargasch profile image


      7 years ago

      wow!! looks soooooo good!! and I was already craving chocolate since last night, now I am dying for some! Thanks! :)

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      7 years ago

      Now I am totally craving chocolate! I am going to have to add the giant chocolate lava cake to our menu plan for Sunday. Thanks for sharing!

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      7 years ago

      very good len cake looks soooo good

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    • NovaBlast profile image


      7 years ago

      these cakes are sooooooo good. great lens :)

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      8 years ago

      Looks soooo yummy! I love these cakes! Awesome lens!

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      Susanna Duffy 

      8 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      @RhondaAlbom: An Australian recipe of course

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      Rhonda Albom 

      8 years ago from New Zealand

      Melissa is going to make me one of these tomorrow (I hope) she is standing over me reading now :)Blessed by a Squidoo angel .

    • jlshernandez profile image


      8 years ago

      OMG! Chocolate lava cake. Just what I have been looking for. Thanks for sharing this delicious lens. Favorited.

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      Rusty Quill 

      8 years ago

      Oh my, I knew I shouldn't have clicked that link - now I've salivated all over my keyboard. Delicious lens! :)

    • mistyriver profile image


      8 years ago

      I love the restaurant version too, this looks wonderful! Thank you for sharing your recipe.

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      elizajane202 lm 

      8 years ago

      Thanks for adding the video. Not sure how easy it is to make but they sure do make it look simple. Can't wait to try this.

    • WealthBuilder2010 profile image


      8 years ago

      Wonderful Lens! I am going to try making this. My husband will love it. Thanks!

    • The-Java-Gal profile image


      8 years ago

      Chocolate and raspberries are my favorite combination. Great recipe - 5*s

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      clouda9 lm 

      8 years ago

      Oh no I just gained ten pounds dreamin' about making this recipe! Yummers Jessica ;)

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      Faye Rutledge 

      8 years ago from Concord VA

      These look so yummy...I want one with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!

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      8 years ago

      Ooh... volcanoes are a hot topic (s'cuse pun) in the UK at the moment... This looks like something I'd definitely risk flying into. Blessed :-)

    • JoyfulPamela2 profile image


      8 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

      Thank you for the directions! Wonderful job on your lens!

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      8 years ago

      I must eat these! Yum!

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 

      8 years ago from United States

      I have always wanted to try making these cakes. Thanks for the recipe. They do look yummy!

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      8 years ago

      mouth watering!

    • greenerme profile image


      8 years ago

      I love these! I made them once and they came out incredible.

    • encouragingwords profile image


      8 years ago

      My mouth is watering!

    • BuckHawkcenter profile image


      8 years ago

      Chocolate! Love it! Maybe even I can make this!

    • GonnaFly profile image


      8 years ago from Australia

      Ooooooooh. Yum! This looks delightful.

    • Lou165 profile image


      8 years ago from Australia

      You had me at chocolate! Having said that your raspberry sauce looked really nice too and I just happen to have all of the ingredients - delicious.

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      Treasures By Brenda 

      8 years ago from Canada

      Looks delicious; great job.

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      8 years ago

      Oh my, you have caused me to reach for my bag of chocolates! How am I going to lose weight if I keep seeing delicious things like this? 5stars and a tweet:-) ~claudia

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      8 years ago

      Looks totally delicious!

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      Susan Deppner 

      8 years ago from Arkansas USA

      I drooled all over your lens. Sorry.

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      8 years ago


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      8 years ago

      Those look amazing. My husband and I just shared that at our favourite Italian restaurant. Delicious dessert!

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      Carol Goss 

      8 years ago

      Oh Boy, looks good :)

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      Jennifer P Tanabe 

      8 years ago from Red Hook, NY

      Oh goodness! This chocolate lava cake (with ice cream!) looks just too delicious.

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      8 years ago

      Yum! This looks soooo good! Blessing this lens!

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      Rhonda Albom 

      8 years ago from New Zealand

      This looks so good! I have had it in a restaurant, but never even imagined I could make my own. Now I can't wait to try a chocolate molten lava cake.

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      Sue Dixon 

      8 years ago from Grasmere, Cumbria, UK


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      8 years ago

      Chocolate Lava Cake is scrumptious! And the recipe doesn't look too difficult to follow.

    • Wednesday-Elf profile image


      8 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      This 'chocolate lava cake' looks 'sinfully' delicious. The white chocolate version REALLY looks yummy! Can you bring it over for my dinner tonight? :-). Yum!


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