This easy Chocolate Lava Cake is the perfect dessert for two!  Even if you aren't a baker, you can definitely make this cake!

Chocolate Lava Cake

This easy Chocolate Lava Cake is the perfect dessert for two!  Plus, check out my secret for an extra chocolatey center!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Diet Vegetarian
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories 500kcal
Author Sarah Trenalone


  • 2/3 cup bittersweet or semisweet chocolate chips, divided
  • 2 TB butter OR coconut oil, plus more oil or oil spray to brush ramekins
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 tsp flour
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Toppings: berries, whipped cream, ice cream, and/or powdered sugar


  • Preheat oven: 475ºF
  • Spray or brush oil into two 4oz ramekins or custard cups (coat them really well to ensure that they'll pop out later). 
  • Melt 1/3 cup chocolate and butter (or coconut oil) in a double boiler or in the microwave (about 40 seconds depending on your microwave- stop before the chocolate is completely melted, and then stir it and let the hot oil melt the chocolate). 
  • Add eggs, vanilla, and flour.  Whisk until smooth.
  • Divide half the mixture between the two ramekins. Divide remaining chocolate chips on top in the center of the batter. Top with remaining batter.
  • Bake 9-10 minutes, then allow to cool 2-3 minutes.
  • Take a butter knife and run along the edges of the cakes, and turn upside down to pop cakes out onto plates. (Or skip this step and serve the cakes in the ramekins).
  • Add toppings and serve while still hot.


Calories: 500kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 26g | Cholesterol: 194mg | Sodium: 228mg | Potassium: 440mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 590IU | Calcium: 206mg | Iron: 1.5mg