Lava Cakes

Lava Cakes

Note: You can top with powdered sugar and berries or ice cream and chocolate topping. Delicioso!


Butter as needed
2 egg yolks
2 eggs
3 Tbs granulated sugar
3 ½ oz chopped dark chocolate
5 Tbs butter
4 tsp unsweetened cocoa
3 Tbs flour
Pinch of salt
1/8 tsp vanilla extract


Generously butter the inside of 4 (5 ½ oz) ramekins. Place them in a casserole dish.

Whisk together egg yolks, eggs, and sugar in a bowl until light, foamy, and lemon colored. Melt chocolate and butter in microwave in 30 second intervals and stirring in between. Quickly stir melted chocolate mixture into egg and sugar mixture until combined.

Sift cocoa powder into the mixture and stir. Sift flour and salt into mixture and stir in until combined. Add vanilla.

Divide batter evenly into ramekins; tap gently to remove air bubbles. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Arrange the ramekins in a casserole dish. Pour enough hot water into casserole dish to reach half way up the sides of the ramekins. Bake for 15-18 min. Cool for 15 minutes.