Molten Chocolate Lava Cakes for Two

Happy Valentine’s Day! I hope your day includes eating top notch foods with the lava your life. (Ha!) That better include these molten chocolate lava cakes for two.

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How do I make molten chocolate lava cakes for two?

This is one of those recipes that sounds complicated and extremely intimidating, but is actually the exact opposite. Truly! I think even a beginner baker can master molten chocolate lava cakes.

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You know why? Because they are supposed to be runny and unbaked in the middle! Forget about freaking out whether your cake is thoroughly baked through or not. And don’t fret about the eggs being raw. The inside gets hot enough to kill any harmful bacteria. However, if you’re paranoid about it, just use pasteurized eggs to make this recipe.

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I mean, does it get better than that ooey-gooey chocolate? I think not. Whip up these molten chocolate lava cakes in 15 minutes for you and your valentine tonight. Enjoy!

Molten Chocolate Lava Cakes for Two
Molten Chocolate Lava Cakes for Two
Prep Time:
10 minutes
Total Time:
10 minutes

Make these decadent and delicious molten chocolate lava cakes for the lava your life. They are an easy and sophisticated dessert for two.

Yield: 2 servings
Category: dessert
Ingredients
  • 4 ounces semisweet baking chocolate
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour, sifted
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tablespoon softened butter for greasing ramekins
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder for dusting
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 450°F.
  2. Melt the butter and chocolate in a double boiler over medium heat, about 3-5 minutes. Once it begins to melt, stir constantly and remove from heat when mostly melted, until smooth and creamy.
  3. Sift flour and powdered sugar together into a medium mixing bowl. Whisk egg yolks and eggs in a separate bowl until pale and fluffy. Add chocolate, eggs, vanilla, and salt to flour mixture and whisk until smooth.
  4. Dust two 8 ounce ramekins with softened butter and cocoa butter. Do not miss any spots! Pour the chocolate batter into the ramekins, place them on a cookie sheet, and bake on 450°F for 10-12 minutes. The tops of the chocolate molten cakes should puff up and the sides firm, but the centers should still be jiggly and soft
  5. Remove cakes from oven and let cool for 3-5 minutes. Use the edge of a knife to gently loosen the cakes from the sides. Place a small dessert plate on top of the ramekin. Carefully flip over the plate and ramekin together to release the chocolate molten cake. Top with powdered sugar, vanilla ice cream, and berries if desired. Serve while warm, and enjoy a wonderful Valentine’s Day dessert for two!
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  • Hey Abbey,
    Hope you are well! Super keen to try this recipe but I think there may be some steps missing from the blog post. The last instruction that I can see is step 3 that ends with whisking until smooth.
    What are the approximate baking times? I am assuming that its baked in a greased ramekin? Any other special steps?
    Thanks,
    Natasha

    • Hey Natasha! Thanks so much for the heads up! We recently updated our site and recipe plugin, and there are still a few kinks we are working out. The rest of the steps to this recipe have been updated. Hope you enjoy the cake! It’s DELICIOUS.

  • Hi Abbet,
    Although this is quick, can the batter be made the day before and baked the next day? I wanted to store in the ramekins and refrigerate. Is that ok?
    Thank you,
    Cary