Molten Chocolate Lava Cakes


  • ½ cup salted butter
  • 6 oz (3/4 cup) semisweet chocolate (chips or chopped)
  • 3 large eggs
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1/8 tsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 TBS flour*


  1. If baking immediately: Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
  2. Grease four silicone baking cups and place them on a baking sheet. Set aside.
  3. In the microwave or on the stovetop over low heat, melt butter and chocolate and stir until smooth. Set Aside.
  4. Place eggs into the bowl of your standing mixer and beat for 1 minute or until pale yellow.
  5. Add sugar and sea salt to the beaten eggs and beat until sugar dissolves (about 1 minute)
  6. Add chocolate mixture and vanilla extract and beat until smooth.
  7. Beat in flour until just combined.
  8. Pour batter evenly into 4 silicone baking cups.**
  9. Bake for 10-12 minutes until the batter puffs and the center is just barely set (it will not seem done but it is).
  10. Remove from oven and let the cakes sit on the baking tray in the silicone cups for 2-5 minutes.
  11. Turn the cakes out onto the plates you plan to serve them on.
  12. Serve warm with fresh whipped cream, a sprinkle of powdered sugar, fresh berries, etc.

Base Recipe adapted from this SITE

Molten Chocolate Lava Cakes
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