Easy Chocolate Lava Cakes

Easy Chocolate Lava Cakes are so deceptively simple to make. They’re an elegant, but not fussy dessert that will really impress!

Easy Chocolate Lava Cakes

If your kids are anything like mine, when they see a Chocolate Lava cake on a dessert menu, it’s a given they will order it. I mean, not that I’m complaining…I love me a good chocolate lava cake. Sometimes they even give me a bite. Sometimes.

But here’s the thing I recently learned. Lava cakes are crazy easy to make. Like one bowl, a microwave, and some oven time and you’re set. My kids have actually learned how to make them at home. Themselves. It’s a major parenting win.

You really only need a few things for these Easy Chocolate Lava Cakes that you most likely have in your pantry right now.

Some chocolate and butter…

Easy Chocolate Lava Cakes

And here’s the deal, you can 100% use fancy chopped chocolate. The better quality chocolate you use, well, you get it. BUT I have found that using regular old chocolate chips works just as well. I’m not a chocolate snob.

Melt those together in the microwave…

Easy Chocolate Lava Cakes

Then add in some powdered sugar…

Easy Chocolate Lava Cakes

And then some salt, vanilla, eggs, egg YOLKS, and flour. Mix it up and divide it between 4 ramekins.

Easy Chocolate Lava Cakes

Bake them until the edges are set, but the centers are loose, then flip them out onto a plate and DIG IN!

Easy Chocolate Lava Cakes

And don’t forget the ice cream and chocolate sauce. I’d say they’re optional, but I’d be lying.

For the FULL RECIPE for these Easy Chocolate Lava Cakes hop on over to Imperial Sugar, whom I partnered with on this post!

 

Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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Violet
Violet

When I saw this dessert I said lava cake ooooo tell me more I can’t wait to try this

Amanda
Amanda

Could these be made in a cupcake pan instead of ramekins?

Barbara
Barbara

What size ramekins do you use? Thanks.

Julie

I made these on Super Bowl Sunday and they are to DIE for!!!!!!!!!!!! I ate three of them when made! Added chopped walnuts since I’m such a nut person and love the additional texture to the creation. When served ice cream went with them which was even more heaven. These are a keeper for future reference my friend! Two thumbs up, A+, and the kudos could go on………… =) I am ALWAYS baking something so it doesn’t matter the time of year………bring the recipes on!!

Franziska
Franziska

Over baked, 🙁 but yeah those are fantastic.

Franziska
Franziska

Made these on Sunday for desert, and wow so easy and delicious.
I overvalued them some so next time I’ll take them out sooner.

cookie

I have an obsession. It is called lava cakes.
Additional bonus – easy to make.

The Novice

I’d have one of these for pudding every evening if it were up to me ? Delicious!

Tori

Wow girl, day-YUM! My dreams of all things chocolate have just come true!

Shelly Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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