chocolate lava cake

chocolate lava cake

The recipe yields four small, though very rich, chocolate lava cakes.  The simple ingredients stir together in minutes.

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12 minutes in the oven


1 minute to cool

flip – dust with powdered sugar – enjoy

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(A special thanks to K, the birthday girl, for mixing, stirring, baking, and flipping the cakes.)



  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 4 T butter
  • 1 cup powdered sugar, sifted to remove lumps
  • 2 eggs
  • 6 T all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F
  2. Melt chocolate chips and butter together slowly in microwave; remove bowl from microwave
  3. Stir in the sifted powdered sugar
  4. Stir in the eggs
  5. Add flour and stir to remove any lumps
  6. Add vanilla
  7. Divide batter evenly between 4 small oven safe dishes that have been generously buttered along sides and bottom to prevent sticking
  8. Place on baking tray.
  9. Bake 12 minutes; the chocolate lava cakes will appear wet in the center when removed from the oven
  10. Allow to cool 1-2 minutes, then flip onto serving plate
  11. Garnish with fruit, sifted powdered sugar, and / or chocolate syrup

(Thanks for inspiration from bloggers who have posted similar recipes.)