Chocolate Lava Cakes For Two

"These chocolate lava cakes for two are the perfect romantic Valentine’s day treat that is so easy to make! They come together super fast. Top them with ice-cream for a perfect way to end a dinner!"

- Boston Girl Bakes


key ingredient


– unsalted butter – bittersweet or semisweet chocolate – egg – egg yolk – sugar – flour

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Chocolate Lava Cakes For Two


2 Servings



total time

17 Minutes

prep time

10 Minutes

1. Put the butter in a medium bowl and melt it in the microwave. Add the chocolate to the hot butter and stir until melted.


2. Crack your egg into a bowl, and add the 1 yolk. Add the sugar, and beat or whisk until light and thick, about 1 minute. Add egg mixture and 1 teaspoon flour to the melted chocolate; beat until combined.


3. Butter and lightly flour two 4-ounce molds or ramekins (make sure not to miss any spots, or the cakes will stick). Tap out the excess flour. Divide the batter among the molds. (At this point you can refrigerate them for up to 3 hours; just bring them back to room temperature before baking.)


4. When you’re ready to bake, heat the oven to 450. Put the molds on a rimmed baking sheet and bake until the cakes have puffed up a bit, the tops are barely set and the cakes still jiggle slightly when shaken, 7 to 9 minutes (better underbaked than overbaked). Let sit for 1 minute.


5. Put a plate on top of the ramekin and (with a potholder to protect your hand) carefully invert the cake onto the plate. Let it sit for 10 seconds, then lift up the ramekin. Serve immediately. My preference is a scoop of vanilla ice-cream on top!


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