Molten Chocolate Lava Cakes

(A Featured Recipe on Women Living Well)

This is an amazing recipe perfect for Valentine’s Day!!! One of my favorite restaurants serves this delicious dessert…Make it for guests, or half the recipe (like I did) and make for a more intimate gathering…Enjoy!

Eggs, butter, semi-sweet chocolate, flour, sugar

Place butter and chocolate in a microwave safe bowl

Microwave for 1 min and stir, then microwave an additional 20 seconds and stir until smooth.

Add flour with a whisk to the melted chocolate.

Beat eggs and sugar together until frothy and light yellow

Pour chocolate mixture into the egg mixture and beat until well combined

Pour mixture into buttered ramekins (or large muffin/cupcake tins)

Bake until edges are done and center is still molten


Put the kids in bed, start a fire, cuddle up on the couch with your Sweetheart and enjoy chocolate bliss!

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Molten Chocolate Lava Cakes
Serves: 8
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  • 2 4 oz Ghirardellli Semi-Sweet Chocolate baking bars
  • 2 sticks of butter
  • 5 eggs
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ⅓ cup flour
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  2. Butter 8 ramekins or a muffin tin
  3. In a microwave safe dish melt butter and chocolate together for 1 min, stir and microwave again for an additional 20 seconds, stir until smooth.
  4. Add flour with a whisk to the melted chocolate mixture.
  5. In a separate bowl beat eggs and sugar until well whipped and yellow.
  6. Combine the chocolate mixture into the egg mixture.
  7. Pour into ramekins and place them on a baking sheet.
  8. Place in oven for 15 mins.
  9. Sides will be done and center will be molten.
  10. Enjoy!!!



  1. This looks so yummy. ty for the recipe.

  2. Thanks for this recipe, Janelle! Wow! Would it be wrong if I made these for breakfast….

  3. Janelle, what a GREAT Valentine’s Day dessert idea! I think I’m going to make a “fancy” dinner to celebrate the day and these would make for a great dessert. 🙂 have a super start to your week!!!

  4. Well, when you start with Ghirardelli, you can hardly go wrong from there!! 🙂 Looks fantastic.

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  5. Right into the Pinterest, this shall go! Thanks for giving me an awesome desert to make for our anniversary dinner next month. 🙂

  6. Stephanie says:

    Thank you for this recipe! I was trying to find a yummy recipe for my husband and boys, for Valentine’s Day and they will enjoy it!

  7. Janelle,

    Just wondering if this is OK to make ahead of time? I want to make for Valentines Day dessert, so can I make them earlier in the day or is it best served warm right from the oven?


  8. What type of sugar

  9. This is the second year I have made these for Vday. My family loves them. Thank you so much for posting this recipe and all of your other ones. I am a big fan and my family is happy that I’m learning how to cook. (-:

  10. Excellent!! I made these for a 60th birthday… Let’s just say the ladies licked their plates clean!


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