Easy Molten Lava Cakes

I have made this recipe a number of times now and thought this would be a great day to share it here! The ingredients listed below make 4 individual servings of the chocolatey goodness. 

Easy Molten Lava Cakes
(adapted from: Quick & Easy, Cheap & Healthy)


  • 5 tbsp butter
  • 2/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 3 tbsp sugar (4 if serving without ice cream)
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • Pinch of salt


Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Spray 4 small ramekins with non-stick spray (coat with cocoa, if desired).

Melt chocolate chips & butter in the microwave. Stir every 15 seconds. Heat just until melted.

Whisk eggs & sugar until frothy. Add vanilla. Slowly stir in butter/chocolate mixture. Add pinch of salt. Add flour and stir just until blended.

Bake for 9-11 minutes, (I always bake for the longer time). Let cool for a few minutes. Invert onto a dish & serve with vanilla ice cream or a sprinkling of powdered sugar.