Lava Cake


  • ½ cup butter, cut into 8 pieces
  • 6 ½ (1 ounce) squares semisweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • 3eggs, room temperature
  • ⅓ cup white sugar
  • 4 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 pinch salt
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease and flour four 6-ounce ramekins.


  • Step 2

    Place chocolate and butter in the top of a double boiler over simmering water. Stir frequently, scraping down the sides with a rubber spatula to avoid scorching, until chocolate is melted, about 5 minutes.

  • Step 3

    Combine eggs and sugar in a large bowl; beat with an electric mixer until pale and thick, about 5 minutes. Mix in melted chocolate, cocoa powder, and flour until combined. Pour batter into the prepared ramekins and place on a baking tray.

  • Step 4

    Bake in the preheated oven until the sides are set but the middle is still jiggly, 10 to 13 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes before serving.

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