Rich and decadent molten lava cakes filed with a silky gooey chocolate filling. These lave cakes are super easy to make with just 5 ingredients in under 30 minutes. They make a delicious dessert or Valentine’s day treat!
1/2teaspoon Instant coffee or espresso powderoptional
Preheat oven to 400°F. Generously butter and dust 5 (4 oz) ramekins with cocoa powder or sugar; set aside.
In a medium microwave-safe bowl, melt chocolate and butter in 30-second increments.
In a separate large bowl, whisk the eggs and sugar until pale and fluffy. Whisk in the melted chocolate along with the flour, vanilla, and instant coffee if desired.
Divide batter into ramekins and place them on a baking sheet. Bake 12 minutes or until the edges begin to pull away from the ramekins but the center is still jiggly.
Remove from oven and serve immediately with ice cream.
To use semi-sweet chocolate: Increase the chocoalte to 6 oz and reduce sugar to 1/4th cup. To make low-carb/Keto: Replace the sugar with powdered erythritol and replace the flour with almond flour. To use different size ramekins: Divide batter into 2-3 (6-8 oz) ramekin sand bake 12-14 minutes or divide into 6 well greased muffin cups and bake 10-12 minutes. To freeze or make overnight: make the recipe until the part where you place the batter into the ramekins then cover the ramekins and place in the fridge over-night. To freeze, cover the batter and freeze up to 2 weeks, thaw 30mins-1 hour then bake 5 minutes longer.