Molten Lava Cake

Molten Lava Cake
Wow! That picture’s bright enough to knock your socks off, isn’t it! 
It just shouts out….
Eat me!
Eat me!
Rah Rah!
Eat me!
No, I wasn’t a cheer leader in high school.
Those of you who know me from high school are nodding your head and thinking…
“Nope, no way (chuckle, chortle) that girl is not coordinated. Isn’t she the one with the husky male singing voice and really big feet?” 
Those two qualities alone do not a cheer leader make.
But if I could cheer for this fabulous Molten Lava Cake, I would!
 It is seriously like a party in your mouth my friends.
A fun old party. 
This recipe makes 8 ramekins full of heavenly chocolate bliss.
(You could easily 1/2 the recipe if you only want 4 ramekins full of chocolate bliss.)
 When your fork hits the center of the cake it just oozes out all over your plate….
I told you it was going to be a party in your mouth.
Molten Lava Cake
Yield: 8 Servings
Time: 40 minutes

 Recipe adapted from: Kraft Foods

8 squares Baker’s Semi Sweet Chocolate
1 C butter (2 sticks)
2 C + 2 T powdered sugar
4 eggs
4 egg yolks
1 t vanilla
dash salt
12 T flour

1. In a medium sized microwaveable dish melt your chocolate and butter. Heat it up in 1 minute intervals, taking it out and stirring between each interval.
2. When it’s nice and melted stir it all around to incorporate the butter into the chocolate.
3. Add the powdered sugar and stir to incorporate.
4. Add the eggs and egg yolks and blend them in with a wire whisk. Add the vanilla and salt and stir.
5. Stir in the flour.

6. Generously butter the insides of the Ramekins.
7. Pour the batter into the cups.
8. Bake at 425 degrees for 13 to 14 minutes. You want the out sides to be firm, but the center to be soft. Take them out of the oven and let the cute little darlings just sit there for a minute or two.
9. Run a knife around the edge of the dish and turn it upside down on your serving plate. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.
Enjoy the party!

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  1. 1
    April 27, 2010 at 2:59 am

    Oh how fun! I would definitely use them for an intimate dinner for two. Little mini pot pies and little lava chocolate cakes for dessert, here we come! ; D

  2. 2
    April 27, 2010 at 4:21 am

    OHHHH. I have been wanting ramekins forever. Just haven't splurged. Lava Cakes are my favorite…but I have always wanted to try a souffle (SP?)

  3. 3
    April 27, 2010 at 5:06 am

    I once made a broc and carrot terrine that would go great in these pretty little ramekins. I'd love to win them, thanks for the chance.

  4. 4
    April 27, 2010 at 1:59 pm

    I would definitely use them to make these Chocolate Lava Cakes. They look so good and rich.

    Oh, I love your site. Check it out daily…..

    faye b.

  5. 5
    April 27, 2010 at 6:54 pm

    I would use it to make that mouth watering Lava Cake for my Birthday next week. I am going to sit on my behind, eat your Lava cake and enjoy my last year of living in my twenties(and maybe cry a bit) but I know the cake will cheer me up- you never fail me Jamie!

  6. 6
    April 27, 2010 at 7:22 pm

    I would be able to make these lovely lava cakes for the first time since eating one on my anniversary two years ago! I have looked for a good recipe ever since! I have never been able to make them because I didn't have any Ramekins…


  7. 7
    April 27, 2010 at 7:45 pm

    Oh how about mini little scalloped potates… yumm and some lava cake.. yumM!

  8. 8
    April 27, 2010 at 7:54 pm

    I would try making little individual chicken pot pies for all of my kids. I think they would love anything that was served in their own little personal dish.

  9. 9
    April 27, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    Chili's discontinued their chocolate chip molten lava cake! It was a sad day when I found that out. I would use the ramekins to recreate my guilty pleasure.

  10. 10
    April 27, 2010 at 11:14 pm

    Funny thing, everytime we go out to dinner and there are Molten Lava Cakes on the dessert menu, my husband tries to convince me that we need to order dessert. He would love it if I made them for him at home! I am thinking the ramekins would also be great as cute serving dishes for butter, sour cream, cheese, etc. Thanks Jamie!
    Heidi Sabey

  11. 11
    April 27, 2010 at 11:19 pm

    I just bought larger ramekins to make Pazookie's in and would love to have some of the smaller ones too. They are really cute!

  12. 12
    April 28, 2010 at 5:45 am

    I would make this lava cake which when I saw the picture it was so mouth watering that I went and had a some chocolate right away 🙂 I'd also like to try making tarts, and little pot pies, it would be fun to let the kids make there own little meal in a one I think. So what else could I bake those lava cakes in, coffee cup, little pyrex dishes that would probably work right?

  13. 13
    April 28, 2010 at 6:14 am

    The molten lava cakes of course!

  14. 14
    April 28, 2010 at 11:00 am

    definitely a chocolate souffle or molten lava cake. Those ramekins are adorable!

  15. 15
    April 28, 2010 at 12:12 pm

    Little Pyrex dishes would work. The recipe the Pioneer Woman has on her site uses those. I also read another recipe that said you could bake them in a muffin tin. However you would want to 1/2 the recipe. The recipe I have posted would make 20 cakes….well, maybe you would want 20 cakes! Good luck! Let me know how they turn out!

  16. 16
    April 28, 2010 at 2:34 pm

    I would “try” to make Pot Pies!!! They are beautiful!!

    Sandi S.

  17. 17
    April 28, 2010 at 6:10 pm

    I would with out a doubt make these lava cakes. YUM!

  18. 18
    April 28, 2010 at 6:44 pm

    I would make your lava cakes, some creme brulee, more lava cakes, and more creme brulee. And when I was done eating and cooking I guess I'd have to go buy some more pants! 🙂

  19. 19
    April 28, 2010 at 7:08 pm

    These could be used for some cute little chicken pot pies, not to mention all sorts of yummy desserts! First time visiting your site! Love it!

  20. 20
    April 28, 2010 at 8:13 pm

    There is so many things I could do with those! Mini cakes, puddings, pies and so many other bad for my hips recipes!

  21. 21
    April 28, 2010 at 11:44 pm

    I'd use the ramekins for trying out this yummy lava cake recipe you just posted (!!!) and also for French Onion Soup. Probably in that order, too. 🙂

  22. 22
    April 29, 2010 at 1:21 am

    I would love to make creme brulee in them..The burnt sugar on top of the cream –yum.

    msgb245 at gmail dot com

  23. 23
    April 29, 2010 at 3:05 am

    I'd make your molten lava cake of course:) Or I have a recipe for cake in a mug..this would do nicely. Any which way I would be using them often!

  24. 24
    April 29, 2010 at 3:28 am

    I would love to try out the molten lava cake with these darling ramekins. It would also be fun to try some chicken pot pies. YUMMY!

  25. 25
    April 29, 2010 at 4:41 am

    Hi there I was so excited to see this post. I am Angie Alm's Sister in law and I love your Blog but I was so excited about this Molten LAva cake and dishes. My mouth is watering. My cute son and I love going to Chili's to eat their Molten Cale and he has requested that I figure out a way to make it like that or better for his Birthday. Well I am in luck because I can try this and hopefully win a dish or two. Keep up the good work.


  26. 26
    May 6, 2010 at 5:04 am

    by midnight??? Wednesday?? Hmmm.. that's an hour from now, so maybe I won't be the absolute last one to leave a comment. Hopefully~

    I would use these darling dishes to hold ice cream while eating in front of a Jazz game (or Pittsburgh Penguins!) – but I would only need two, so if there's a set of 4, I'd use the other two to grow some gorgeous strawberry plants!!!!! (I have NO dirt to plant anything in outside, it's all cement. Which is not a complaint, I'm grateful for the cement at this time, so it's simply an observation – I gotta get something to grow strawberries in!)

    Great website, thank you for all the work/play you do here!

    p.s. I will most certainly make this Lava Cake, but definitely plant strawberry plants too~

  27. 27
    April 11, 2013 at 8:21 pm

    About how many grams/pounds of semi sweet chocolate is that? I want to buy bulk semi sweet chocolate from Trader Joe’s (they have 5lb packs for $5 each, killer deal).

    I’ve been following your blog for at least a year now. I’m not even a recipe blog person, but I can’t live without your recipes. =)

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