Lava Cake Recipe

Looking for an easy Lava Cake recipe? Learn how to make Lava Cake using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by noethni

Makes 8 servings



Whipped cream for serving, optional

Recipe Ingredients for Lava Cake

8 tbsp unsalted butter, plus extra for ramekins
8 oz bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
4 large eggs, plus 1 large yolk, room temperature
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup sugar
2 tbsp all-purpose flour,

Recipe Directions for Lava Cake

  1. 1. Adjust oven rack to center position and heat oven to 400 degrees. Generously butter and flour eight 6-ounce ramekins or Pyrex custard/baking cups; tap out excess flour and position ramekins on shallow roasting pan, jelly-roll pan, or baking sheet. Meanwhile, melt 8 tablespoons butter and chocolate in medium heatproof bowl set over a pan of almost-simmering water, stirring once or twice, until smooth; remove from heat. Or melt in microwave oven: heat chocolate alone at 50 percent power for 2 minutes; stir chocolate, add butter, and continue heating at 50 percent for another 2 minutes, stopping to stir after 1 minute. If chocolate is not yet entirely melted, heat an additional 30 seconds at 50 percent power.

  2. Beat eggs, yolk, vanilla, salt, and sugar at highest speed in bowl of a standing mixer fitted with whisk attachment until volume nearly triples, color is very light, and mixture drops from beaters in a smooth, thick stream, about 5 minutes. (Alternatively, beat for 10 minutes using a handheld electric mixer and large mixing bowl). Scrape egg mixture over melted chocolate and butter; sprinkle flour over egg mixture. Gently fold egg and flour into chocolate until mixture is uniformly colored. Ladle or pour batter into prepared ramekins. (Can be covered lightly with plastic wrap and refrigerated up to 8 hours. Return to room temperature for 30 minutes before baking.)

  3. Bake until cakes have puffed about inch above rims of ramekins, have a thin crust on top, and jiggle slightly at center when ramekins are shaken very gently, 12 to 13 minutes. Run a paring knife around inside edges of ramekins to loosen cakes and invert onto serving plates; cool for 1 minute and lift off ramekins. Sieve light sprinkling of confectioner?s sugar or cocoa powder over cakes to decorate, if desired, and serve immediately with optional whipped cream.

Categories

Dessert

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 82.7g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
330
Calories from Fat
202
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
22.5g
35%
Saturated Fat
13.1g
66%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
136mg
45%
Sodium
194mg
8%
Potassium
143mg
4%
Total Carbohydrates
32.2g
11%
Dietary Fiber
1.7g
7%
Sugars
28.2g
Protein
4.7g
Vitamin A 10% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 3% Iron 8%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
D-
    Bad points
  • High in saturated fat
  • High in cholesterol
  • Very high in sugar
  • Contains alcohol
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