Chocolate lava cake recipe

Chocolate lava cake recipe



We’ve previously made this recipe as individual chocolate molten puddings – but when you are feeding a crowd at home, it just feels more convivial to all dig into one big pudding.  Dainty eaters can have a delicate portion, and the greedier amongst us can make beasts of themselves!  We love this as a more saucy, puddingy affair – but by all means extend the cooking time for more of a fudgy cake.  Dish up with whipped or double cream, or good vanilla ice-cream – and raspberries, if the mood takes you…..

Serves 8


200g Callebaut dark chocolate, 70% cocoa min

200g salted butter

230g caster sugar

4 eggs

3 egg yolks

50g plain flour, sifted


Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees.

Melt the butter, then stir the chocolate till everything is combined and smooth.  If hot, set aside to cool to room temperature.

In a stand mixer, beat the sugar, eggs and yolks till pale and thick – at least 3 minutes.

Add the chocolate mixture to the eggs and sugar, then sift in the flour.

Fold carefully till everything is combined.  Pour into a buttered 2L baking dish.

Cook for 20 minutes.  This will result in a beautifully gooey pudding.  If you prefer a more fudgy cake-like consistency, add another 5-10 minutes to the cook time.

Serve with cream or good vanilla ice-cream.

Note: the batter can be made ahead of time and refrigerated till ready to cook.  Just add a few minutes to the cooking time.

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