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hot choco lava cake
Hot Choco Lava Cake
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins

A delicious chocolate cake baked in a ramekin with molten chocolate in it best served with icecream and chocolate sauce

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate lava cake at home, hot choco lava cake, mini choco lava cake, molten chocolate lava cake
  • 4 oz baking chocolate Ghiradellis or any other good brand (milk, semi sweet or dark)
  • ½ cup butter 1 stick
  • 4 eggs 2 full and 2 yolks (organic, pasteurized)
  • 1 cup powdered sugar (not granulated)
  • 6 tbsp All purpose flour
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence optional
  • ½ tsp coffee powder optional
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 425 deg F

  2. Spray the ramekins with cooking spray oil or butter and dust it with cocoa flour.Line with small parchment rounds if needed.

  3. Cut the chococlate into small piecs and transfer into a bowl .

  4. Add the butter into the bowl and melt it using a double broiler or using 10 sec intervals in a microwave.

  5. Use a whisk to mix and get a smooth brown chocolate sauce.

  6. Add powdered sugar to it and mix well.

  7. Add the eggs , vanilla and coffee powder if using .Use ahand or stand mixer beat for about 1 to 2 minutes.

  8. Finally add the flour and mix with a spatula until it is just combined.

  9. Divide the batter into the 4 ramekins and bake for 12 - 17 mins .

  10. The batter will rise and look cooked on the edges.

  11. Cool for about 2 mins , run a knife around the edges and carefully transfer to your serving plate.

  12. Dust it with powdered sugar .Serve with ice cream, strawberries or chooclate sauce .