Who hasn't enjoyed a Molten Lava Cake at a restaurant? It is hard to resist this warm cake with chocolate oozing from the center. Wanting to recreate this yummy dessert at home, I tried a version that involved baking the cakes, cutting out part of the cake, and then filling the cake with chocolate sauce. Although these cakes were very good, it was a lot of work to cut and fill the cakes. When I saw Kraft's Molten Chocolate Cakes recipe, it piqued my interest. With this recipe, you don't fill the cakes--these cakes form their own filling as they bake. I found this recipe so easy to make, but the results are really impressive. You can serve this with whipped cream or Cool Whip, but there is nothing better than cold ice cream on warm cake. Or, serve it with chocolate sauce and berries. Next time we are eating out and temped by expensive desserts, I will remind my family that we can make Molten Lava Cakes ourselves right in our own kitchen.
DetailsPrep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 4 individual cakes
Molten Lava Cakes
A warm chocolate cake with liquid chocolate oozing from the center.
- 4 squares (4oz. total) Baker's Semi-Sweet Chocolate
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 2 whole eggs
- 2 egg yolks
- 6 tablespoons flour
1. Heat oven to 425°F and butter four small custard cups and place them on a baking sheet.2. Microwave the chocolate and butter in a large microwaveable bowl on high for 1 minute or until butter is melted and the chocolate has begun to soften.3. Whisk the butter and chocolate until the chocolate is completely melted.4. Stir in the sugar and then add the whole eggs, the egg yolks, and the flour, and mix well.5. Spoon into prepared cups and bake for 13 - 14 minutes or until the sides are firm.6. Let stand for 1 minute, then carefully ran a small spatula or knife around the edges of the cakes to loosen.7. Carefully invert the cakes onto dessert plates and serve as desired with whipped cream, cool whip, berries, or chocolate sauce.