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Molten Chocolate Lava Cake

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Love at first bite is how i describe the above creation. A gooey,moist,intense and heavenly chocolate treat that will melt you with every single bite.Top it up with some vanilla ice cream for that warm cold mix up and you are sure to impress everyone around.

Having been born and brought up in Mumbai,i was first introduced to molten lava cakes through Domino's adverts. This fancy looking cake can only be bought from shops were my initial notions until the day i decided to be adventurous with my baking skills.....and am glad i did it...a very simple,easy to bake dessert with minimalist ingredients.

Start by preheating your oven at 425 F (220 C).Melt chocolate and unsalted butter in microwave or over a double boiler occasionally stirring with a fork. I have used a mix of nestle semi sweet choco chips, Hershey's dark chocolate bar and milk chocolate.

Add a tsp of baking soda,instant coffee,cocoa powder,vanilla extract,1 large egg or 2 small eggs, all purpose flour and mix well.

Grease two ramekins with butter or baking spray or just muffin tins in case there are no ramekins available and fill about 1/2 the mixture onto them.

Bake no more than 11-13 mins to get that runny and gooey center.  Enjoy with a dollop of ice-cream(i ran out of them) and fresh strawberry.


4 tbsp unsalted butter

1/2 tsp instant coffee powder

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder

1 tsp baking soda

1 large egg

1/4 tsp sea salt (if using salted butter avoid salt)

1/4 cup all purpose flour

5 oz mixed chocolates as per taste


Preheat oven to 425F (220 C). Spray 2 medium sized ramekins with cooking(baking) spray. Melt chocolate and butter in microwave or over double boiler until completely melted. Add coffee,vanilla,cocoa powder,baking soda,all purpose flour and mix well. Add egg(s). Pour into the greased ramekin and bake no more than 11-13 mins depending on how much you have filled the mix into the ramekins. Allow to cool just until you can handle the heat. Place a plate on top of ramekin and flip over carefully. Dust with powdered sugar and top it with some fresh berries of your choice. A scoop of vanilla ice cream will be added advantage while trying to impress that special some one. 


This batter can be refrigerated. Just take it out about 30-45 mins before you are ready to bake.

The better the quality of chocolate used, the better tasting your cake will come out to be.

Instant coffee adds that extra kick.

A pinch of salt in any dessert makes a world of difference.

This is my debut blog and there was nothing more perfect than my love for chocolate and anything related to it to begin my journey. Hope you all like it!


  1. Hey I have convection n I don't think so thr is option of preheat. Last time I made it, it became cake :( ... Pls suggest

    1. Hey Jaanaki,i havent tried this in convection yet,but i think we can try by setting up the temp to 220C for 15 mins and within 3 mins of heating put the batter inside.

  2. Mouth watering :) Photos r awesome!!!

  3. Hey can u suggest some subsitute for egg..?
    As i have a vegetarian family, no egg can be used! Please suggest!

    1. Hey deeksha,I haven't tried the egg less version but as per what I have read either condensed milk or yogurt + milk can be used as egg substitute.


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