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Chocolate Lava Cakes

This recipe makes 4 small (6oz. size) chocolate lava cakes.
Author Kami |


  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter cut into pieces, + more to grease the ramekins
  • 1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • *optional 1 teaspoon of semi sweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Butter the bottom and sides of four 6 oz ramekins. Sprinkle granulated sugar inside each one and tip the sugar around to coat all sides. Dump out excess sugar.
  3. Melt the butter and chocolate chips in a medium-sized microwave-safe bowl for about 1 minute or more until melted. Stir together until the chocolate is melted and smooth.
  4. Stir in the powdered sugar.
  5. Whisk in the eggs, egg yolk and vanilla.
  6. Stir in the flour and salt.
  7. Divide the batter evenly between the prepared ramekins.
  8. If you'd like, add semi sweet chocolate chips into the center of the ramekin to guarantee the chocolate flow after cooking.
  9. Place all ramekins onto a baking sheet and move them all into the oven. Bake for 10-12 minutes.
  10. Use oven mitts to remove the sheet pan from the oven.
  11. Let the cakes cool for a minute inside of the ramekins.
  12. Gently run a knife around the rim of the cakes inside the ramekins. Flip the ramekins upside down onto plates and let gravity pull the cake out of the ramekin. Lift the ramekin off the plate.
  13. Dust the chocolate cakes with powdered sugar. Garnish with fresh raspberries.
  14. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream and enjoy!

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