Molten Chocolate Cake

Published on 11 Jul 2013

A molten chocolate (lava) cake is one of these things that seem fancy but are really quite straightforward. I’ll demystify it for you: it’s just a small, rich, underbaked chocolate cake filled with the hot uncooked batter.

For the added fanciness above: put some powdered sugar in a mesh strainer and tap it over a plate to dust it, then slice a couple strawberries nearly all the way through and fan them out and top with a bit of mint.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 7-12 minutes
Equipment 3-5 overproof ramekins or any other ovenproof moulds


Amount Ingredient Notes
4 oz (1 cup) bitter- or semisweet chocolate chopped or in chip form
1/2 cup unsalted butter plus more for greasing the molds
3 eggs
1/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons flour plus more for dusting the molds


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