These chocolate molten lava cakes are such an indulgent treat! Perfect for a special occasion, yet easy enough for every day. You’ll love the deep chocolate flavor and the warm liquid center!

Chocolate Molten Lava Cake on a white plate, with liquid chocolate spilling from the center. Garnished with a strawberry, with a linen cloth beneath the plate and a copper fork on the side.

The countdown is officially ON for Valentine’s Day!

Are you ready for it? Sadly I am still wrapping up a few loose ends… I think there will be just enough time for me to finish it all up though!

When I think about Valentine’s Day, two kinds of dessert recipes come to mind: the “kids’ class parties” kind, and the “romantic dinner at home” kind.

Here are a few suggestions for the “kids’ class parties” kind:

But these chocolate molten lava cakes definitely fit in to the second category!Chocolate Molten Lava Cake on a white plate, with liquid chocolate spilling from the center. Garnished with a strawberry, and a linen cloth beneath the plate and a copper fork on the side.

Chocolate molten lava cakes… drool!

Remember back in the 90’s when this dessert was EVERYTHING??

How could it not have been, and how could it not still be? I mean, what is better than an individual chocolate cake, so light it practically sighs when you put your fork into it? Spilling out a warm liquid center, so deep, dark, and chocolate-y??

Chocolate Molten Lava Cake on a white plate, with liquid chocolate spilling from the center. Garnished with a strawberry, and a linen cloth beneath the plate and a copper fork on the side.

It’s just so decadent. Sinful. Naughty. Sexy.

Choose your favorite adjective; I think they all describe these chocolate molten lava cakes so perfectly!

And the best part is, they couldn’t be easier to make! Just a few simple ingredients, stirred together, poured into ramekins, and baked. You can make this recipe in less than a half hour, with stuff you probably already have in your pantry. Quick and easy for a weeknight, yet fancy enough to make a big impression!

Make them for your romantic date-night in!

Chocolate Molten Lava Cake on a white plate, with liquid chocolate spilling from the center. Garnished with a strawberry, and a linen cloth beneath the plate and a copper fork on the side.

More great Valentine’s Day recipes on my “Holiday” Pinterest board!


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Chocolate Molten Lava Cakes

These chocolate molten lava cakes are such an indulgent treat! Perfect for a special occasion, yet easy enough for every day. You'll love the deep chocolate flavor and the warm liquid center!

Prep Time 10 minutes Cook Time 20 minutes Total Time 30 minutes
Yields 6 servings     adjust servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 2/3 cup bittersweet chocolate chips
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons dark (Dutch-processed) cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • additional powdered sugar (for garnish)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F, and mist six 4-ounce ramekins with non-stick spray.
  2. Place the butter and chocolate chips in a large microwave-safe bowl, and microwave in 30-second increments, stirring, until completely melted.
  3. Add the powdered sugar, and stir until smooth.
  4. Stir in the eggs and yolks, one at a time, until completely incorporated.
  5. Stir in the vanilla.
  6. Add the flour, cocoa, and salt, and stir until blended.
  7. Transfer the batter to the prepared ramekins, and bake for 16 to 20 minutes, or until set around the edges but still wobbly in the centers.
  8. Cool for 20 minutes, then invert the cakes onto serving plates and dust with powdered sugar.

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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving As Served
Calories 465kcal Calories from fat 240
% Daily Value
Total Fat 27g 42%
Saturated Fat 15g 75%
Transfat 1g
Cholesterol 226mg 75%
Sodium 213mg 9%
Carbohydrate 54g 18%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 40g
Protein 8g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories 2000
Total Fat Less than 65g
Sat Fat Less than 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g
Dietary Fiber 25g

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