Easy Chocolate Molten Cake Recipe

A popular treat that blends the flavors of a chocolate cake with a soufflé is called molten chocolate cake. It is sometimes referred to as chocolate lava cake, chocolate moelleux, or simply lava cake. Its name comes from the dessert’s liquid chocolate middle. The essential ingredients in molten cake are butter, eggs, sugar, and chocolate lava cake, chocolate lava cake, and molten chocolate lava cake.

Molten Cake

Easy Chocolate Molten Cake Recipe

Bake an impressive dinner party dessert with minimum fuss – these chocolate puddings, also known as chocolate fondant or lava cake, have a lovely gooey centre
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 34 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine France
Calories 391 kcal


  • 100 g butter, plus extra to grease
  • 100 g dark chocolate, chopped
  • 150 g light brown soft sugar
  • 3 pic large eggs
  • ½ tsp  vanilla extract
  • 50 g plain flour


  • Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Butter 6 dariole moulds or basins well and place on a baking tray.
  • Put 100g butter and 100g chopped dark chocolate in a heatproof bowl and set over a pan of hot water (or alternatively put in the microwave and melt in 30 second bursts on a low setting) and stir until smooth. Set aside to cool slightly for 15 mins.
  • Using an electric hand whisk, mix in 150g light brown soft sugar, then 3 large eggs, one at a time, followed by ½ tsp vanilla extract and finally 50g plain flour. Divide the mixture among the darioles or basins.
  • You can now either put the mixture in the fridge, or freezer until you're ready to bake them. Can be cooked straight from frozen for 16 mins, or bake now for 10-12 mins until the tops are firm to the touch but the middles still feel squidgy.
  • Carefully run a knife around the edge of each pudding, then turn out onto serving plates and serve with single cream.


Nutrition Information:
  • fat 24g
  • saturates 14g
  • carbs 36g
  • sugars 28g
  • fibre 2g
  • protein 6g
  • salt 0.5g
Keyword Molten Cake

Final Thought:

These chocolate puddings, also known as chocolate fondant or lava cakes, have a beautiful gooey center and make an outstanding dinner party dessert with little effort.

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