Perfect Molten Lava Cakes

Written by
Diana Dutcher
on January 27, 2022

Happy Valentine’s Day! I love celebrating this day with a sweet treat that seems really fancy but is a breeze to make; Molten Lava Cakes. If you’ve been too intimidated to try these in the past, I encourage you to go for it because even the students will tell you that it was super easy.

If chocolate isn’t your favorite, give these sugar cookies a shot! They are simply perfect with the cream cheese frosting.

Perfect Molten Lava Cakes

Prep time:  10 mins
Cook time:  15 mins
Total time:  25 mins
Serves: 4


  • 4 oz semi-sweet baking chocolate (like by Baker’s or Ghirardelli)
  • ½ cup butter (I used unsalted)
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 6 Tbsp flour
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp almond extract
  • Pinch salt
  • Ice cream, raspberries or strawberries and chocolate syrup for garnish, optional


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Liberally grease 4 baking dishes or ramekins.
  3. In a double boiler, melt together the chocolate and butter until chocolate is smooth and butter has melted. Whisk the chocolate until mixture has combined and is smooth and glossy. Allow the double boiler bowl to cool down before moving to the next step to prevent the eggs from getting cooked.
  4. Add in the powdered sugar, vanilla, almond extract, eggs, and egg yolks, stirring to combine. Lastly, add in the flour and pinch of salt until a thick batter forms.
  5. Portion the batter evenly among the ramekins and bake for approx. 11-13 minutes or until the edges are firm and set but the center is still soft. Let the cakes stand for about 2 minutes before carefully running a knife along the edge of the ramekin and releasing the cake gently onto a plate. Top with ice cream and chocolate sauce, if desired. Use a wire strainer to distribute powdered sugar in a pretty pattern. Serve immediately. – Perfect Molten Lava Cake tutorial

*Want to know more about the spoon spatulas that I love? Here is the set of 5 pieces, the all-purpose spoon, the 1 tsp mini spoon, the large spoon / ladle, and the chopping spatula.

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Let me know what you think of this dessert!

💝 Diana Dutcher

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I am an educator and entrepreneur who is passionate about non-toxic living. I get to be with my five kiddos (8, 6-year old twins, and 4-year old twins) as much as I want and teach one day a week. It's a beautiful abundant life 💖

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