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The Best Chocolate Lava Cake Recipe Ever

Oh my! This is decadence on a plate. But guess what? This splurge dessert is dead simple and can be prepped a day in advance and kept in the refrigerator, which makes it perfect for wowing guests.

April 1st, 2009

Recipe by LeeAnne Wright

"I liked that our three-year-old was able to help out without making too much of a mess. It wasn't overly sweet, and the texture and the way the lava “flowed' was very appealing." Sharon Chai, mom of Elyjah, 6, and Indah, 3, Vancouver
Prep Time
Prep: 10 min.
On the table: 25 min.
  • 5 ounces bittersweet (not unsweetened) chocolate, chopped
  • 1/2 cup + 2 tbsp butter
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 1-1/2 cups icing sugar
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp allspice
  1. Preheat oven to 450-deg. F. Butter six ovenproof ramekins (6 oz.) generously. Stir chocolate and butter in heavy medium-sized saucepan over low heat until melted. Remove from heat. Whisk eggs and egg yolks in large bowl to blend. Whisk in sugar, melted chocolate mixture, flour and spices. Pour batter into dishes, dividing equally. Bake cakes until sides are set but centre remains soft and runny, about 12 minutes (or a few minutes more if the batter was cold). Let sit for 2 minutes before running a small knife around cakes to loosen. Immediately turn cakes out onto plates. Serve with chocolate ice cream topped with Chocolate Whiskey Sauce if desired.

Nutrients Per Serving

Nutrients per serving: 511 calories, 35 g fat, 42 mg calcium, 171 mg sodium, 50 g carbohydrates, 2 g fibre, 8 g protein. Good source of folate.

The Best Chocolate Lava Cake Recipe Ever
Photo by Edward Pond

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