Chocolate Lava Cakes

When I think of a romantic dinner and what dessert would top things off perfectly, I think of Lava Cakes.  They’re rich and creamy and decadent and …well, I could keep going.  All of this adds up to they are the perfect finish to a romantic meal.

I have not made these before, just experienced different kinds from various restaurants.  I was surprised to find out how easy they are to make.  It requires some double broiling along with baking, but that melted chocolate makes this dish. 
It is more than a winner with kids and adults alike.  Very nicely complimented by coffee or a tall glass of milk.  This dessert has already been asked to be made tomorrow night.  I absolutely love it when a dish I make is such a hit!  I hope it’s as big a hit in your home as mine!  Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!

Chocolate Lava Cakes


  • 1/2 cup butter, plus extra melted butter
  • 8 oz semi sweet chocolates
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 6 Tbls flour
  • 1 tsp powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp cocoa powder

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Brush 4 small souffle pans with melted butter.
  • Melt chocolate and 1/2 cup butter in a heat proof bowl over simmering water, stir until smooth. 
  • Stir in powdered sugar.  Then add eggs and eggs yolks and keep stirring.  Stir in flour until well blended. 
  • Share between the four cups and bake for 14-15 minutes. 
  • Let them rest for a few minutes and then serve on individual plates.
  • Dust with powdered sugar and cocoa.  

Happy Baking!!!

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