Mini Chocolate Lava Cake

"Chocolate lava cake is a classic of French desserts. You can find it in all good French restaurants. However, the best will be the one that would have made yourself and that comes out of the oven accompanied by a scoop of vanilla ice cream. You only need 6 simple ingredients!"
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Prep time 10mins
Cook time 15mins
Serves or Makes: 4

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  • 6 ounces bittersweet chocolate
  • 1 stick butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 tablespoon dark cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons flour


  • Step 1

    Pre-heat the oven at 400°F

  • Step 2

    Melt the chocolate with the butter in a “bain marie” (double boiler) or microwave. If you are using the microwave, do 30 second sessions by mixing each time. Mix to obtain a homogeneous mixture.

  • Step 3

    In another bowl, vigorously mix sugar and eggs. This should form a little foam and start to lighten in color. Pour the chocolate into it and mix with a spatula. Sift in cocoa powder, flour and salt. Mix.

  • Step 4

    Butter 4 small ramekins, add some cocoa powder to the sides. Tap out the excess cocoa powder. Pour the cake mixture into the ramekins and place on a baking sheet. Bake for 13 to 15 minutes.

  • Step 5

    I usually remove form the mold them immediately because I don’t want to wait, but you can wait five minutes. Serve with vanilla ice cream and red berries.

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