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4.75 from 4 votes
Valentines day chocolate lava cakes
Chocolate Lava Cake
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
7 mins
Total Time
22 mins
I like to turn my lava cakes out of the mould so that once they are cut into with a spoon, the liquid flows. If they are left in a ramekin it is not as impressive.
Course: Chocolate, Dessert
Servings: 12
Author: Shades of CInnamon
  • 180 g butter
  • 300 g good quality dark chocolate
  • 125 g icing sugar , sifted, plus extra for dusting
  • 80 g cake flour , sifted
  • 5 large eggs , lightly beaten
  1. Preheat the oven to 200ºC / 392ºF.
  2. Melt the butter and chocolate in a small pot( i like to use a double boiler) and stir to combine well.
  3. Mix the icing sugar and flour in a mixing bowl and fold in the eggs.
  4. Add the chocolate mixture and stir well.
  5. Pour the batter into 12 greased silicone cup cake moulds or 8 ramekins.
  6. Fill to 3/4 and bake for 7 minutes.
  7. If using the silicone cup cake moulds, turn out on individual plates.
  8. If using ramekins leave in the ramekin.
  9. Dust with icing sugar and serve immediately with ice cream or cream.
  10. The cooking time is crucial in order to achieve the liquid centres.