Chocolate Lava Cake

Chocolate Lava Cake
Recipe Info - Skill Level
Recipe Info - Serving Size
4 individual cakes
Recipe Info - Prep Time
15 min
Recipe Info - Cook Time
10 min
Impress your guests with these rich chocolate lava cakes from Amanda Rettke of i am baker. For perfect cakes every time, check out Amanda’s tips for easy removal of the cakes from the ramekins.


Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 450° F. Prepare ramekins or small bowls (should hold about 4 ounces of cake batter) with baking spray or by generously greasing with butter. Then add a small amount of flour and tap out excess.

Step 2

Place chocolate and butter into a microwave safe dish and heat for 30 seconds. Remove and stir well, then heat for 10 seconds more. Stir until no lumps remain. Set aside.

Step 3

Beat egg yolks, eggs, and sugar in a stand mixer with a whisk attachment on high speed (can also use a handheld mixer) until eggs triple in size, about 2 minutes. With mixer on medium-low speed, slowly pour the chocolate mixture into egg mixture. Mix until light and thick, about 1 minute. Remove bowl from stand mixer and fold in flour by hand. Divide batter between four ramekins. Place ramekins on a cookie sheet.

Step 4

Bake for 7-8 minutes or until the center does not jiggle. Immediately invert each ramekin on a plate and let sit for at least 10 seconds. Gently remove the ramekin by carefully lifting it up and letting the cake fall onto the plate. Serve immediately. If desired, serve with homemade whipped cream or drizzle with melted NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Premier White Morsels over the top, for a stunning effect.

Tips for easy cake removal:

• Make sure your ramekins are well greased so that the cakes do not stick.
• Use a tongs with rubber grip. If your tongs do not have a rubber grip, wrap rubber bands around the ends. If you do not have a tongs, make sure you use something with oven safe grip (rubber) to handle the ramekins.


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