Chocolate Lava Cake Recipe- Molten Chocolate Goodness

Hi guys, this is a just quick recipe post on Chocolate Lava
Cakes! I have never made lava cakes before but a couple of my friends and I
decided to tackle it yesterday and it turned out really really well! It’s not
the healthiest thing you can eat, but I would say it’s worth the occasional 
splurge 😀
We followed the “Ghirardelli Individual Chocolate Lava Cakes” recipe from but we modified it by using regular Baker’s dark chocolate
instead of the Ghirardelli brand. This is what it looked like right before we
put it in the oven. You can’t really tell from the picture, but there is a ball
of cold ganache in the middle of the batter of each ramekin.
The batter rose beautifully and you can still see that the
center is quite gooey from the molten ganache.
Oh, look at how good that looks… *drools*
We flipped the ramekins over and took out the cakes. Then we topped the chocolate lava cakes off with a scoop of
creamy vanilla ice cream.
 Ice-cream is a
definite MUST to accompany the cake because it gives you an amazing hot and
cold sensation when eating. 
Cut the cake open and you get… molten chocolate lava. This
is truly a sinfully delicious dessert.
Ganache Center:
  • 2 ounces of chocolate baking bar, broken or chopped into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream


  • 4 ounces of chocolate baking bar, broken or chopped into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • 2 large whole eggs
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 1/3 cup granulated white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup cake flour


To make the centers, in the top of a double boiler or in a heatproof
bowl over barely simmering water, melt the 2 ounces of chocolate with the
cream. Whisk gently to blend.
Refrigerate for about 2 hours, or until firm. With your hands, form into
six balls; refrigerate until needed.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Spray six 4-ounce ramekins or custard
cups with cooking spray.
To make the cakes, in the top of a double boiler or in a heatproof bowl
over barely simmering water, melt the 4 ounces of chocolate and the butter,
stirring occasionally until smooth.
In a large bowl, with an electric mixer, whisk the whole eggs, egg
yolks, sugar, and vanilla on high speed for about 5 minutes, or until thick and
light. Fold the melted chocolate mixture and flour into the egg mixture just
until combined. Spoon the cake batter into the ramekins. Place a chocolate ball
in the middle of each ramekin.
Bake for about 15 minutes, or until the cake is firm to the touch.
Remove from the oven and let sit for about 5 minutes. Run a small, sharp knife
around the inside of each ramekin, place an upside-down plate on top, invert,
and remove the ramekin. Garnish with raspberries and a dollop of whipped cream.
Happy Eating!

4 thoughts on “Chocolate Lava Cake Recipe- Molten Chocolate Goodness

  • November 14, 2011 at 10:10 am

    I love desserts. This really looks yummy. Thanks for sharing the recipe. I will surely try this out.

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  • November 15, 2011 at 2:41 am

    Thanks Daily Morning Coffee! The personality test is so cute! Thanks for sharing it and I hope your lava cakes turn out deeeelicious!

  • November 16, 2011 at 2:25 am

    That seriously looks so good. I'll have to make sometime soon 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  • November 16, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    haha! These were definitely more liquidy on the inside when you guys ate them. I must try the recipe out sometime. =)


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