Chocolate Molten Lava Cake – Valentine’s Day

Chocolate Molten Lava Cake

Hello everyone, hope you had a nice week and managed to stay warm during these bitter cold days. I have struggled a lot with this weather especially while waiting for the bus to go to work. Anyway, it is soon going to be Valentine’s day (which is a perfect excuse to celebrate) and I was trying to find the perfect dessert to cook for that special day. I don’t know about you but for me Valentine’s day is all about chocolate. So this year I thought I will prepare the delicious and very simple Chocolate Molten Lava Cake. There is something about this dessert that I really like, maybe the molten lava chocolate oozing from the yummy cake, the fact that you can prepare it in literally 15 minutes and have a perfect result or the fact that you can add whatever extra flavour to make the chocolate lava even more special. This very simple chocolate cake will definitely make that day unique for your partner or even just for yourself.

Eggs and Chocolate Molten Lava Cake ingredients

Serves: 2 People

Cooking time: 15 min

 

For this recipe you will need:

35 gr of milk chocolate

40 gr of dark half bitter chocolate

1 whole egg

1 yolk

1/2 cup of icing sugar

2 tablespoons of butter

2 tablespoons of plain flour

1 pinch of salt

1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

 

The preparation:

First of all, preheat the oven at gas mark 7/ 220 C / 425 F. Then apart, melt the chocolate with 1 & 1/2 tablespoon of butter in bain-marie (water bath) making sure that the bowl where the chocolate is, doesn’t touch the water otherwise it will burn. It should take about 3 minutes after the water boils.

Aside mix the egg and the egg yolk with the sugar, making sure to mix very well until you have a creamy result and no lumps, then add the vanilla, salt and mix again. After that, add one tablespoon of the  melted chocolate  in the bowl where you have mixed the ingredients and mix (this will avoid the egg to get cooked as the chocolate will be hot) then slowly add the rest of the melted chocolate and mix.

The final thing to do is adding the flour and mix as long as  that the flour get incorporated in the whole mixture.

Melted chocolate

After that, butter the 2 muffin ramekins (with the remaining butter) and put at the base  of them some baking paper (this way the cake won’t stick at the base and it will be easier to take the cakes out after cooking.)

Now it is time to put the yummy mixture in the ramekins making sure to fill about 2/3 of them and bake for about 10-12 minutes, it really depends upon your oven. Just make sure the borders are cooked and you can see the center loose and wobbly.

Tip: Remember the more you cook them the less oozy they will be in the center.

Baked Chocolate Molten Lava Cake - Valentine's Day

After cooking let them rest for 1 minute then serve  immediately the cakes in the ramekins or upside down for a special result. I  sprinkled some icing sugar  on the top and added  a raspberry as I find it really helps balance the flavours plus it adds some really nice colourful touch.

Tip: You can prepare in advance the chocolate molten lava batter, put the batter in the ramekins, cover with a cling film and put it in the fridge. When you are ready to have the dessert take the ramekins out, leave to rest for 5 minutes and bake. Please remember that it may take longer for them to bake (about 13 minutes).

I really hope you will like this dessert recipe and give it a go, I am really sure you will like it. I think is perfect for a special dinner such that of a Valentine’s day to celebrate love  in all of its meaning, love for our special person, love for simple things in life but most of all, the love we should have more for ourselves.

Chocolate Molten Lava Cake - Valentine's Day

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103 comments

  1. Great minds think alike – in putting together my menu for Valentine’s Day I’m doing a Lava Cake, too.

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    1. Wow really? I love this recipe as it is very easy to make and you need just basic ingredients. Hope you have an amazing Valentine’s Day!
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  2. No fair! I’ve tried everything to get the cake through the screen and nothing is working!!!!!!!!!

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    1. I tried too! Haha

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    2. Awww I really wish I could give you one of the cakes (but unfortunately I ate both of them). Please do give it a go, I would love to hear from you the results!
      Have a nice weekend,
      Alice

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      1. kwetsoshadrach · ·

        Lol.

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  3. This looks delicious and your blog is so well done! following 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much dianasadventures for the lovely words aboout the blog! I really do appreciate! Following you,too! 🙂
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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    2. kwetsoshadrach · · Reply

      I couldn’t agree more

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  4. Loved it so much, I will try it soon 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much Malar for the very nice words! I really hope you will like the results as much I did!
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  5. That looks incredible. I must give it a try sometime.

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    1. Aww thank you so much Lisa for the very nice words. Please let me know how it goes if you decide to make it!
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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    2. kwetsoshadrach · · Reply

      Thought the same too

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  6. Wow! This looks heavenly… Yum! x

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    1. Thank you so much for the very nice comment. I am really happy you like the recipe, please do give it a go! I am sure you will like it!
      Have a nice weekend,
      Alice

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    2. kwetsoshadrach · · Reply

      I agree.

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  7. Normally I’d be telling you off for posting this without a warning to me and my stomach, but tonight you’re lucky. I’ve just finished reading how good dark chocolate is for me and since you only saw fit to use half dark chocolate I’ll have to force myself to eat twice as much now. Of course, if I double that I’ll do myself twice as much good. Oh, the things I have to suffer for good health.
    xxx Huge Hugs xxx
    p.s. Looks delish…

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    1. Lol, thank you so much for your lovely words. I am happy you like the recipe, you can replace the half dark chocolate with a good dark one. I am sure it will be delicious for you and your health! 🙂
      Have a nice Sunday,
      Alice

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    2. kwetsoshadrach · · Reply

      Wow David , couldn’t stay away from the humor.

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    1. Thank you very much, please do give it a go! I am sure you will like the results!
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  8. This looks absolutely delicious! I will let you know the moment I make it! So beautiful clean pictures too! 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much for the lovely words, I really do appreciate. I love cooking and photography even more.
      Have a nice Sunday,
      Alice

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  9. tuinkabouter1965 · · Reply

    Ohhh major yummy!!

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    1. Thank you very much for the nice words!

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  10. beautiful and decadent= perfect!

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    1. Thank you very much for always being so nice. I am happy you like it DailyMusings!
      Have a nice Sunday,
      Alice

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  11. Yummy! Looks fantastic! Stay warm. It has been a bitter cold weather!!

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    1. Thank you Bernice for the lovely words. Can’t wait for the spring to come! 🙂
      Have a nice Sunday,
      Alice

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  12. LOVE choc molten lava cake! Gonna try this out, thx!

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    1. Thank you kelpee for the nice words. Please let me know the results if you decide to try it.
      Have a nice Sunday,
      Alice

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  13. You found my weakness! Chocolate goo! mmmmm

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    1. Lol, I am not a big chocolate fan but I love chocolate in this recipe, I think it blends really well with the other ingredients, resulting creamy, smooth and flavours enhaced at 100%.
      Have a nice Sunday,
      Alice

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  14. Loving this! It looks so enticing and seems very easy to make … I may have to force myself 😉

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    1. Yes go for it, it is very easy indeed! Thank you for the nice words Osyth!
      Have a nice week ahead,
      Alice

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      1. I’m fully primed to make my first paneer cheese today but this, this is for the moment my husband comes home the day after Valentines. I think he my fall over with love 😉

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  15. Alice! 🙂 Another scrummy recipe… just need to work out how to make it free from! Anyway… I love your blog (& I so love your crisp clean clear blog header photo) that I decided to nominate you for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award! 🙂 You’ll find the info here https://lifediethealth.wordpress.com/2015/02/08/award-day-sisterhood-of-the-world-bloggers-award/

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    1. Thank you so much for the nomination Life Diet Health I feel honored and delightful! Thank you again for the nice words!
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  16. Sounds divine!

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    1. Thank you so much for the lovely words. Hope you give it a go, I am sure you will like the results!
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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    1. Thank you very much for the lovely comment!
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  17. Oh wow, that is so my kind of cake! Zx

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    1. I am really happy you like it, please do give it a go! If you like chocolate you will love the results!
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  18. kwetsoshadrach · · Reply

    Alice, i would love for you to prepare me one but unfortunately i live afar away. Ghana.

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    1. Aww thank you so much kwetsoshadrach for the lovely words! I really do appreciate!
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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      1. kwetsoshadrach · ·

        You are very much welcome.

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  19. I love eating these almost as much as I love making them. Unfortunately, my waistline rather loves them too….

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    1. Lol, thank you for stopping by Frederick! 🙂
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  20. Thank you so much for sharing such an amazing post as Desert is loved and eaten up by everyone whether a person is diabetic or not xD

    I also wanted to learn how to make this lovely yummy cake
    I’ve tried it many at times but i failed :/

    Now le me try this recipe
    I just hope that this will work 🙂

    Fingers crossed 😛

    Thank you once again 🙂

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    1. Aww thank you so much for the lovely words Riya. I really hope this version will be the one. I you need any help please do let me know: Fingers crossed! 🙂
      Best wishes and happy cooking,
      Alice

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  21. With so few ingredients such an impressive dessert: I am sold here! x

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    1. Thank you Sophie33 for the nice words! Please do give it a go I am sure you will like the results!
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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      1. I will! xxx

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  22. I’ll definitely make this one on Valentine’s day and share it with myself..

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    1. I am so happy you, decided to make it. I am sure you will enjoy and it will make that day a bit more special! Plus no one else to share it with= means double portion! 🙂
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  23. This is such a perfect Valentine’s Day recipe! I make these as an easy but impressive dessert, but I normally leave them in the ramekins. I love how easily yours popped out!
    Kari

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    1. I agree with you, it is easy and really impressive, thank you very much for stopping by Kari :):):)

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  24. Mmm. I do love a good chocolate lava cake- this looks so good.

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    1. Thank you so much A Famished Foodie for the nice words. I am really happy you like it!
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  25. Your recipes look delicious! Do you ever post nutritional information for them? I’m drooling!

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    1. Thank you so much emmahoskins for the very nice words! To tell you the truth I have never posted the nutritional information for the recipes but I will definitely work on that! Thank you for the advice!
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  26. ohmygoodness, this is vday, on a plate. amazing!

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    1. Lol, thank you so much varinaj for the lovely comment! 🙂
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  27. Looks divine! I once had one where it was overcooked and nothing molten. Such a disappointment.

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    1. Thank you so much Kourtney for the nice words. I usually bake them for max 10-12 minutes at gas mark 7!
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  28. I am such a molten lava cake lover and I HAVE to make this. This looks so darn good

    Kay of Pure & Complex

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    1. Thanks a lot, I love chocolate molten lava cake too 🙂
      I hope you will give it a go, it’s delicious and easy 🙂

      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  29. Oh my goodness, this looks sooo good. I’m going to have to try it!

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    1. Thank you so much Sarah for the nice words. I am really happy you like it! Please let me know the results, if you decide to make it!
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  30. Ohhh I love a good lava cake! This one looks divine 🙂

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    1. Aww thank you so much Deepa for the nice words, I am really happy you like it! PLease do give it a go, I am sure you will like it as much as I do! 🙂
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  31. a recipe to enchant lovers on Valentine’s Day – and during the whole year! 🙂

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    1. Aww I loved your comment, lovely Claudine! Thank you so much for the very special words.
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  32. Oh, this looks so yummy, I want this cake right now 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much for the very nice words Fiver Feeds, I really do appreciate! Please do give it a go, I am sure you will like it as much as I do!
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  33. Yeee….it looks so tempting and delicious…I wish there was some way to taste it on wordpress or the smell atleast….Yummmmyyyy 😉

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    1. Lol, thank you so much Suyash for the lovely words. I really do appreciate and please do give it a go. It is a fault free recipe. 🙂
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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      1. Absolutely Alice. This weekend is going to be heavenly for my cute little taste buds 😉

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  34. This looks amazing! I will give it a go next weekend 🙂 by the way, thank you for following me.

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  35. Reblogged this on The Sandbucket and commented:
    I have to try this. I prefer baking to cooking and love chocolate, this looks 😋

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  36. Looks yummy … happy valentines day belated !

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    1. Thank you for the nice words!

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  37. Great photos! This is mouth watering! 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much for the very nice words, I am happy you like the recipe and the photos. Thank you again and please do give it a go!
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  38. Alice, this little cake look amazing!!! I want one!! 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much Serena for the lovely words, I am really happy you like it! Please do give it a go, I would love to hear the results for you!
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  39. I love your pictures ! So appetizing !

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    1. Aww thank you very much for the very kind words raashishrawat, I am happy you like the pictures. Photography is one one of my biggest passions (apart from cooking)
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  40. Looks amazing, along with so many other of your recipes on this site! Glad to have found it!

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    1. Thank you so much Whisked Away for stopping by and the kind words. I am very happy you find my blog interesting! ( I love the name of your blog by the way.)
      Thank you again!
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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      1. Well thank you, I’m pretty new to the whole food blogging and I’m not going to lie, I laid awake several nights trying to come up with a clever domain name! So I’m taking your compliment very seriously 🙂

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  41. WOW I think I just drooled on my desk! This almost looks too good to eat. Almost 😉

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    1. Lol, thank you so much cookiesnchem for the very nice words. Please do give the recipe a go, it is very easy and the results are delicious!
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  42. This looks awesome! Perfect for any gatherings!

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    1. Please do give it a go Mabel I am sure you will love the results!
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  43. Wow this looks amazing!!!

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    1. Aww thank you so much for the kind words Flavour queens, I really do appreciate. I am happy you like it.
      Alice 🙂

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  44. Looks great! !!Love chocolate cakes and muffins)

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