Molten Chocolate Lava Cakes

Molten Chocolate Lava Cakes are some of the easiest and most decadent desserts to make at home! Only a few ingredients needed that you probably already have on hand!

Original Recipe posted 11/24/2009 when my blog was only one month old! The old photos were crappy. Very very crappy. So I updated them ๐Ÿ™‚

If you’ve never had a lava cake before, you are in for a treat. They are DANGEROUS in my house because I always always always have the ingredients on hand.

are some of the easiest and most decadent desserts to make at home! Only a few ingredients needed that you probably already have on hand!

I first tried this recipe when I was in college and after the first bite, I knew I needed the recipe. So, a few years went by and I completely forgot about it UNTIL my old roommate, Brandielle, posted it on the Pioneer Woman’s site and I found it! Man are these good. So good, in fact, that we made them two days in a row-by my family’s request. When you dig into these little cakes, the center oozes out warm fudgy heavenly goodness. Its especially delicious with ice cream!

These areย not so good for my thunder thigh situation. But, that’s not your problem.

SO! If you’re looking for your chocolate fix, this will certainly fit the bill!

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Molten Chocolate Lava Cakes

Ingredients:

  • 4 ounces semi-sweet chocolate baking squares (equals 2/3 cup chocolate chips)
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 6 tablespoons flour

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Spray 4 custard cups with non-stick cooking spray and place on baking sheet. In microwave-safe bowl, melt butter and chocolate until butter is melted. Stir until chocolate is melted. Stir in sugar until well blended. Whisk in eggs and egg yolks. Stir in flour. Divide evenly between baking dishes. Bake 13-15 minutes until sides are firm and center is soft. Let stand 1 minute before removing. Serve warm with ice cream.
are some of the easiest and most decadent desserts to make at home! Only a few ingredients needed that you probably already have on hand!

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  1. I'm bookmarking this so the next time I'm craving chocolate and don't know what to make I can whip these up!

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  2. These are AMAZING! They are also dangerous cuz i always have these ingredients I’ve made them 3 times in the last week! Rob and I are in heaven!!!!

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  3. Found you from Google.. I made this recipe last night for a girls night treat, it was amazing! (And so simple!) Thanks for posting ๐Ÿ™‚

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  4. This is absolutely gorgeous. My family loves chocolate and this lava cake deserves to be in our table for Thanksgiving. Thanks for the idea!

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  5. I’ve tried repeatively to print this recipe from the printable copy but I get everything but the ingredients and directions!
    Is anyone else having this problem?

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  6. This looks so good! I love to bake and have never made one of these before! I will have to try it!

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  7. I remember from when you made them at our house. They were to die for!!!

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  8. I want to make these as a surprise for my wife, but which is the best flour to use, plain or self raising?

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    • Plain aka All purpose.

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  9. Much easier to make than I anticipated and were delicious. Have been told by the wife to make them again soon.

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  10. This looks heavenly!! I need to make this ASAP!

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  11. I made these and they are delicious, easy to make and they look as if I had a pastry chef at my house!

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  12. I have been dying to try this molten lava cake! I’ve made a couple of your recipes and they are always fantastic! Yum!

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  13. Making this for New Years Eve!

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  14. I LOVE Molten Chocolate Lava Cakes! Can’t wait to try this recipe!

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  15. After making these once, my husband is obsessed….he requests them for breakfast, lunch and dinner!

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  16. Looks divine!

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  17. Made these and my guests raved about them and asked for recipe and I was glad to share it and introduce them to your wonderful website.

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  18. These look incredible! Trying to figure out how the chocolate stays liquid inside and the cake bakes around it. Guess I should try them out for our Christmas dinner this year! =)

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  19. I am going to try this out and submit in a contest…wish me luck

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  20. I am entering this in a make-shift contest.

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  21. Yum! Chocolaty heaven! I’ve made this a few times and it’s always a hit & the recipe is requested. Merry Christmas Lauren & family!

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  22. I can’t wait to try these! Love your recipes:)

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  23. These are SO good! My family raved about them! It’s too bad they are so easy and use ingredients I always have on hand – going to have to practice some self restraint!

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  24. I am going to try these for new years this year!

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  25. I made this over the weekend. It was a hit. I topped mine with whip cream and then put some homemade peppermint brittle on top for decoration. It was a hit! And, super easy to make

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  26. These always look so good, buy I have never tried making them. Seems fairly easy to make.

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  27. I definitely need to make these for Christmas dinner. Yummy

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  28. I’ve just gotta make this. A chocolate lover here. Yum!

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  29. I have been wanting to do this cake for a long time.I tried it on the weekend n it was easy n very delicious. The perfect dessert for cold Canadian winters.

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  30. so dangerous to have the ability to make these at home!!

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  31. This is making my mouth water! I have decided to serve this for dessert on Christmas Eve. Thanks for the wonderful recipe!

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  32. Molten chocolate lava cakes are my weakness!

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  33. I really love lava cakes. Anxious to try this!

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  34. I’ve always wanted to try making molten lava cake and this looks delicious! Seems a lot more simple to make than I would have thought too!

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  35. This looks amazing! I’m a sucker for anything chocolate. Can’t wait to try it! And the picture is perfect!

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  36. would i be able to make the batter ahead of time and then bake when ready to serve? (Possibly 4-5 hours prior to baking)

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  37. What size custard cups do you use? These look delicious!

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  38. I desperately want to make these, but am nervous they will be as delicious as they look ๐Ÿ˜œ

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