Chocolate Lava Cake For Two

Side view of a lava cake cut in the middle with gooey chocolate. Raspberries around.
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Chocolate lava cake is all the decadence in a bite. As you break the delicious cake, the rich chocolate comes oozing from the warm centre. 

Considered as a restaurant classic but also the perfect end to a romantic evening, this recipe is easy to prepare ahead and pop in the oven for a few minutes. I’m talking date setting, but seriously, bake it for your bestie and you or just for yourself. Because why not?!

Ready in less than 30 minutes!

From getting your ingredients from the the cupboard to taking your ramekins out of the oven, there is seriously 30 minutes or less. If your craving is grand, you can achieve it in even less time!

Five simple ingredients that most likely are in your kitchen is really making this chocolate lava cake dream a reality.

What is your excuse?

Romantic Chocolate Lava Cake

May I suggest to hint-hint your loved one and send him/her this recipe! There is nothing more charming than someone preparing dinner or dessert for you. Love does come through the kitchen! I often say it!

IMPORTANT NOTE: Now, we need to chat about my oven and yours too. They are different. I would advise baking for 12 minutes and from there add 2 minutes at a time. Use a knife and poke on the edge but not too close. If the knife comes out clean, you are good. The centre should be lava. You’ll get the instructions below but I wanted to let you know!

You might also like this chocolate desserts:

Foolproof Chocolate Mousse

Decadent Chocolate Tart

– Healthier option: Vegan Chocolate Tartlets

I highly recommend making my recipes using a scale but for your convenience I have also converted the recipe using this website.

Chocolate Lava Cake

Chocolate lava cake is all the decadence in a bite. As you break the delicious cake, the rich chocolate comes oozing from the warm centre.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, european, French
Keyword: chocolate, lava cake, molten cake, romantic, valentines
Servings: 2
Author: Mélanie


  • 3 eggs medium size
  • 1/2 cup sugar 100g
  • 1/3 cup butter, cubed soft
  • 2/3 cup dark chocolate 100g
  • 2/3 cup flour 80g


  • Pre-heat the oven at 350F.
  • Prepare all your ingredients.
  • Break the eggs and add the sugar.
  • Mix until smooth and becomes lighter.
  • Melt and add the butter.
  • Mix well. Melt the chocolate in a water bath or 30 secondes at a time in the microwave (stir between each time)
  • Add in the melted chocolate and stir well.
  • Add the flour and mix well so there are no lump.
  • In buttered small dishes (mine are 3' large and 1 inch and half tall), I also powdered some flour and dumped the excess. Pour your mixture.
  • Bake for 14 minutes and 2 minutes more as needed (and 2 more) until the tip of the knife comes out clean from the edge of the dish. Serve right away with some fruits or some ice cream.


Did you bake it? Don’t forget to tag me on Instagram @bonappeteat so I can see it! 

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    January 15, 2020 at 11:12 am

    This lava cake looks absolutely delicious and decadent and it’s perfect to make on Valentine’s Day! Pinning this recipe right now.

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    January 15, 2020 at 1:24 pm

    This Chocolate Lava Cake looks amazing! This is the perfect romantic dessert for two, especially for V-Day! I love how easy it is to make!

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