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Easy Chocolate Molten Lava Cake

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If you’re looking for the perfect ooey, gooey, chocolate-y dessert, then you HAVE to make this Easy Chocolate Molten Lava Cake!!

Easy Chocolate Molten Lava Cake

Anyone who knows me knows I am a serious dessert person. I might even be known in my home to be the one who orders dessert only when we go out to dinner. And if given the option for any dessert on the menu, if ever there is any combination of a warm chocolate cake with some creamy vanilla ice cream, I am on it!

I will choose a lava cake dessert option over anything else, 100% of the time. Yes, I love cheesecake. Yes, I love pie. But I love molten chocolate lava cake more than any of those.

I have a homemade Lava Cake recipe I absolutely LOVE, but I found this recipe a few years ago and I was amazed at how simple and delicious it is! All the warm, gooey flavors of the traditional lava cake recipes, made in about 10 minutes.

And the ingredients are simple too, in fact, you can keep all of the ingredients on hand and be ready at a moments notice when a craving strikes. You’re welcome. 

Here are a few more chocolate cake recipes you’ll love –

How to Make Chocolate Molten Lava Cake

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Easy Chocolate Molten Lava Cake

If you're looking for the perfect ooey, gooey, chocolate-y dessert, then you HAVE to make this Easy Chocolate Molten Lava Cake!!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cakes, chocolate, desserts
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 300 kcal


  • 3 squares semi-sweet chocolate I use BAKERS
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 12 chocolate chip cookies such as Chips Ahoy
  • whipped cream or ice cream to top


  1. Heat oven to 425°F

  2. Microwave chocolate and butter in a large bowl on HIGH for 2 min. or until the butter is melted.

  3. Stir with a whisk until chocolate is completely melted.

  4. Stir whole eggs, egg yolks, sugar, and flour with a whisk until blended.

  5. Gradually whisk into chocolate mixture.

  6. Line 12 (2 1/2-inch) muffin cups with paper liners, then spray with cooking spray and place 1 cookie, upside-down, in the bottom of each cup.

  7. Cover cookies with batter.

  8. Bake for 8 min. or until cakes are firm around the edges but still soft in the centers. Let stand for 1 min.

  9. Carefully remove cakes from pan, invert onto dessert dishes, and then remove paper liners.

  10. Serve with whipped cream or ice cream!

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Nutrition Facts
Easy Chocolate Molten Lava Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 300
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Make sure you pay attention to the bake time. I baked one batch for 10 min. and they were just a bit overdone and not very gooey inside, so watch it carefully!

chocolate lava cake

Look at all that chocolate-y gooey-ness!! And the cold ice-cream is magical with the warm cakes. This is one you HAVE to try!!Easy Chocolate Molten Lava Cake

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