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Easy Chocolate Lava Cakes

If you’ve ever cruised with Carnival, I’m sure you’ve tried the Molten Lava Cake for dessert! And if you’re like my husband, it’s the only dessert you eat while on board. Well, besides the 24 hour soft serve ice cream, of course. Now you can enjoy one at home with these Easy Chocolate Lava Cakes.

Is it a souffle or is it a cake? It's even better. It's Easy Chocolate Lava Cakes.

With this easy recipe you can whip up four of these Easy Chocolate Lava Cakes in about 15 minutes! Need more than four? Easily double, triple or even quadruple the recipe to your heart’s desire.

Is it a souffle or is it a cake? It's even better. It's Easy Chocolate Lava Cakes.

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Easy Chocolate Lava Cakes

Easy Chocolate Lava Cakes
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This dessert's liquid chocolate center is the star of the show.
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 4
  • 1 cup baking chocolate
  • 1 stick butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 6 tbsp flour
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  1. In a small, microwave-safe bowl, melt butter and chocolate together, then transfer to a larger bowl.
  2. Stir in eggs and yolks, then mix together thoroughly. Stir in all remaining ingredients.
  3. Grease a large muffin tin or a set of 4 ceramic/oven safe cups. Pour in cake mixture, then place in the oven and bake for 10-12 minutes at 400 degrees.
  4. Remove cakes from the oven and let cool for 5 minutes, then invert onto a plate.
  5. Sprinkle with powdered sugar, and serve.
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What’s not to love about these Easy Chocolate Lava Cakes? They’re so easy to make, they look incredibly good, and well, they taste absolutely delicious!

Is it a souffle or is it a cake? It's even better. It's Easy Chocolate Lava Cakes.

Is it a souffle or is it a cake? It's even better. It's Easy Chocolate Lava Cakes.

Need to satisfy that sweet tooth? These Lava Cakes will do just that!

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Got a sweet tooth? These Easy Chocolate Lava Cakes won't disappoint. You're 15 minutes away from ooey, gooey goodness!

About Crystal

Crystal Reagan, the owner and founder of SimplyBeingMommy.com lives in Small Town, Texas with her husband and 3 children. Crystal and her website have been featured on local and national news stations including Channel 2 Houston and ABC News. She has also appeared on BetterTV as a Mommy Expert for VTech.


  1. 1
    robin rue says:

    Lava cakes are the best dessert of all time. I totally have to make one 🙂

  2. 2

    Those look so awesome! I LOVE chocolate lava cakes. Talk about the best death by chocolate ever!

  3. 3
    Pam Wattenbarger says:

    Chocolate lava cakes are my favorite. I always thought they would be a lot harder to make than this.

  4. 4
    Valerie Gray says:

    I love lava cakes but I’ve never tried to make one. This makes it so easy I know I need to make it. It might be a great Memorial Day dessert.

  5. 5

    I would love to eat that right this second. It looks amazing.

  6. 6

    Oh these are going to rock! I need to try making some. I know my daughter would be happy to make them with me.

  7. 7

    I have never made my own, but think I need to try my hand at it now. These look sooooo good!

  8. 8

    I haven’t had lava cake in SO long! It’s so incredible with a scoop of cold ice cream that starts to melt as soon as it hits that hot lava.

    Excuse me while I clean the drool from my keyboard. 😛

  9. 9

    Oh, wow! This looks amazing! I’m drooling just after watching your pictures! I can’t wait to try!

  10. 10

    I love anything chocolate and it would be nice to make this for dessert one of these days! I like how easy this recipe is compared to most lava cake recipes!

  11. 11

    I just love chocolate lava cake. It’s my faviourate dessert as well.

  12. 12
    Annemarie LeBlanc says:

    Let me try my hand at making these lava cakes. I always order them when we are out dining in some restaurant. It would be awesome if I can make them myself! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  13. 13

    I’ve always wanted to make these! These are beyond delicious.

  14. 14
    Our Family World says:

    Oh goodness. Those chocolate lava cakes look so divine! I could eat a 3 or 4 of those in one sitting! Thanks for sharing the recipe. Now I can make some and save money. These lava cakes can be pretty pricey at restaurants.

  15. 15
    Dana Vento says:

    This is yummy! Thanks for sharing the recipe. Lava cakes are totally my pain reliever. Lol!

  16. 16

    I always order this when I go out, my favorite one is at Applebees which they serve with vanilla ice cream and whip cream, YUM! I have never taken a cruise before but good to know that they have this dessert readily available! 🙂

  17. 17
    Emily Baker says:

    I love chocolate, and those are serious mouth watering pictures of chocolate lava cakes. Thank you for sharing the recipe.

  18. 18
    Jocelyn says:

    Lava cakes are our favorites! I haven’t made them yet, but we always get them at our fave restaurants. Those look so yummy!

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