Luscious Lava Cakes

Rich and runny with a deep, dark, delicious chocolate centre, these will be the hit at your next special event. You can make them ahead and freeze them before baking.

Luscious Lava Cakes

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Luscious Lava Cakes


  • 4 oz semi-sweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1/2 cup butter, cut into small pieces
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1/3 cup raw sugar
  • 1/4 cup spelt or unbleached flour
  • 6 chunks (about 1/2 oz each) semi-sweet or dark chocolate


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Lightly grease 6 individual moulds (you can also use a muffin tin).
  2. In medium glass or stainless steel bowl, combine chocolate and butter and place over pot of simmering water. Stir until just melted. Cool.
  3. In large bowl, beat eggs and yolks with sugar for about 5 minutes or until thick and light coloured.
  4. Add cooled chocolate/butter mixture. Stir in flour. Beat until well blended.
  5. Spoon batter into prepared moulds and place a piece of chocolate in the centre of each.
  6. You can bake them now or freeze for later.
  7. Bake 14-16 minutes (16-20 minutes if frozen). They should be puffed but the centre should be soft. Carefully remove from pans and place right side up on a plate.
  8. Serves 6.

Author: Louise Racine

Louise Racine is a certified nutritional practitioner and owner of Thirteen Moons Culinary Wellness Retreat. Visit the website for info and recipes Thirteen Moons.

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