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molten lava cake


Molten Lava Cake so easy to put together for chocolate lovers every where!

molten lava cake

molten lava cake

If you love chocolate, then you’re going to love this dessert. This molten lava cake is flowing (literally) with chocolate. It’s a chocolate lover’s dream to be eating this. It’s so rich and decadent. This is sure to satisfy any sweet tooth!

Jason and I went to Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse on Friday evening with our friends, Amanda and Sol. Cute little double date :) It was all of ours first time at this steakhouse and the only reason why we even went was because there was a Yelp promotion going on for this restaurant (make a reservation and get $25 off) and also Sol had a $50 off gift card. We all thoroughly enjoyed our meals. Their steaks were cooked perfectly to our requests and their side dishes were delicious. Highly recommend this restaurant if you have one in your area (no, I was not paid in gift cards to make this plug. I like giving reviews of restaurants too!).

Now, let’s talk about their dessert. Their molten lava cake is what gave me the inspiration to make this dessert in the first place. Our waitress asked us halfway into our meal if we wanted their signature dessert, the molten lava cake, and if we did, we should order it now because it takes about 20 minutes to make. I said I saw the pictures of it online and it looked awesome so we all agreed to get one to share. When it came out, it was the most luscious chocolatey goodness, ever. I was determined to make one of my own. I know that desserts are restaurants are extremely up-charged and I know how easy they are to make (example: the crème brûlée) so I was sure I could make this myself too.

I’m happy to say that this turned out just as I expected: a moist cake on the outside and hot gooey chocolate lava on the inside. It takes no time (literally took me 5 minutes) to whip it all up and pop it in the oven for it to do the rest. If you have 20 minutes, then you have time to make yourself a sinful treat :) You’ll definitely want to serve these with a large glass of milk or ice cream to wash it all down. It’s very rich!

molten lava cake

molten lava cake

Such a great treat for chocolate lovers everywhere!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 25 mins
Total Time: 35 mins
Servings: 4 -6
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  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter,, softened
  • cup of sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • cup of flour
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 ⅓ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips,, melted
  • 1 tbsp confectioner's sugar


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grease the inside of your ramekins with some cooking spray or take a pad of butter and rub it around on the inside.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine the butter and sugar until creamy.
  • Add in the eggs, one by one, beating after each egg.
  • Add in the flour and salt and combine until smooth.
  • Gently blend in your melted chocolate until just combined.
  • Divide batter evenly amongst your ramekins. I was able to make 5. You'll want to fill the ramekins 3/4 of the way. Put your ramekins on a baking sheet.
  • Bake for 12-15 minutes or until the tops of the cake no longer jiggle when you shake the pan lightly.
  • Let sit for 10 minutes then take a knife and go around the edge. They should pop out easily.
  • Lightly dust with powdered sugar on top before serving.


This website provides approximate nutrition information for convenience and as a courtesy only. Nutrition information can vary for a variety of reasons. For the most precise nutritional data use your preferred nutrition calculator based on the actual ingredients you used in the recipe.


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Recipe Rating


Sunday 4th of October 2020

Delicious! Made these for my in laws last night and they were amazed - they love Fleming's and these are exactly the same. We did serve them with mint chocolate chip ice cream and that was well received. Thanks for sharing!


Saturday 2nd of March 2019

Yum!! Made these tonight because I had a chocolate craving, and they were delicious. The extra ones are going in the fridge for another day. ...or later tonight. I will definitely save this recipe for another chocolate craving day.

Julie Wampler

Sunday 3rd of March 2019

Great to hear!

Andrea Mediate

Thursday 6th of December 2018

Can any of this recipe be made ahead? I'm having a dinner party and don't want to spend too much time on dessert. Thanks!

Julie Wampler

Saturday 8th of December 2018

you can make the batter ahead of time


Wednesday 11th of February 2015

Did you use salted or unsalted butter?


Thursday 12th of February 2015

Unsalted :)


Tuesday 27th of January 2015

I was wondering what size ramekins did you use? I have 7 oz, but it seems a bit big… should I keep the baking time the same? I really want to make this :)


Wednesday 28th of January 2015

I believe mine was a 5 oz ramekin! If you use a larger one, I would bake it a shorter amount of time because the batter would spread out a little more than being in a smaller ramekin. So maybe 10 minutes!