molten lava cakes

molten lava cakes
Servings: 6 Prep 10 mins Bake 425°F 14 mins


  • 6 ounces bittersweet chocolate
  • 2 ounces semisweet chocolate
  • 10 tablespoons (1 1/4 sticks) unsalted butter, cut up
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups confectioners sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons orange-flavored liqueur (such as Grand Marnier)
  • Whipped cream, optional

Make It

1. Heat oven to 425 F. Coat six 6-ounce custard cups with nonstick spray.

2. Chop chocolates and melt along with butter in the top of a double boiler over simmering water or microwave chocolates and butter in a glass bowl, heating in 30-second intervals, until melted. Stir to combine.

3. Add flour and sugar to chocolate mixture. Lightly beat eggs and egg yolks, then stir into flour-sugar mixture until smooth. Stir in vanilla and liqueur. Divide batter evenly among custard cups.

4. Bake at 425 F for 14 minutes. Edges should be firm but the center will be runny. Run a knife around the edge to loosen and invert onto dessert plate. Makes 6 individual cakes.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 6; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 576, Fat, total (g): 37, chol. (mg): 266, carb. (g): 55, fiber (g): 3, pro. (g): 8, sodium (mg): 40, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.