Tasty Thursday: Chocolate Lava Cake

Boy oh boy, do I have a dessert recipe for you today!  If you’re searching for something a little different for Christmas dessert this year, this is your recipe.  I made it a couple of  weekends ago for family and friends, it was a topic of conversation all weekend.

Chocolate Lava Cake: serves 8


20 oz. of semi-sweet chocolate

1 c. of butter

6 large eggs

3 egg yolks

1 c. of flour

1 c. of powdered sugar

4 TBSP. of cocoa powder

2 tsp. of salt

Butter and cocoa for dusting ramekins


1.Pre-heat the oven to 420 degrees. Brush ramekins with butter and dust with cocoa, set aside.

2.Melt butter and chocolate in a double broiler.   Set-off heat to cool.

3.Whisk eggs in a large mixing bowl.  In a separate bowl, combine dry ingredients (flour, sugar, salt and cocoa powder).

4. Once chocolate is cool, mix with eggs.  Mix in dry ingredients to the egg mixture, mix until smooth.  Fill each ramekin with cake batter, leaving 1/2″ to the top of the ramekin.

5. Bake in oven for 15-20 minutes.

6. Remove cake from ramekin.  Cut around each cake with a knife to loosen it.  Next, hold a plate over the ramekin and flip the ramekin over using oven mitts.  The cake will fall to the plate.

7. Dust with powdered sugar and serve.

* I served ours with a little vanilla ice cream and pomegranates.  It was to die for!

8. Enjoy!





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  1. This doesn’t seem too difficult. I think I may give it a try, and if it works I’ll serve it Christmas eve. Thanks!
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  2. Oh my God! That looks so good. I love chocolate lava cake, but have always just bought them from the store or gotten them at restaurants. Now, I’ll have to try this recipe. Thanks for sharing.
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  3. Elizabeth this looks absolutely sinful! Will have to give this recipe a try!

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  4. Elizabeth I made a mud cake in the crock pot for Thanksgiving and it was so yummy and everyone said it was to die for!! I have it pinned on my Holiday Food pinboard on pinterest if you are interested. It made it easy for a large group, but your way is a much more elegant presentation.
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  5. What size Ramekins did you use?

  6. One of our favorite desserts!! I love the idea of the pomegranates with it – yum!
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  7. Okay. Now this looks delicious and like something I can handle in the kitchen! And to top it off—they are cute! Love it!

  8. I am a major chocoholic, so this looks wonderful! I have never had chocolate with pomegranates! I must try that…

  9. I just finished lunch and I would give anything for one of these right now, YUM!

  10. I just made my own rendition of these lava cakes, and was so surprised how easy they were! I was able to make them on a school night! Needless to say, my mom and I devoured these. Check out my post here: http://cannella-vita.blogspot.com/2013/03/dark-chocolate-lava-cakes.html

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