Most Delicious Chocolate Lava Cake


Hey everyone!
This is the last recipe of my Valentine’s Day inspired recipes 😦 This one is probably my favourite, which is why I kept it for last. It’s so easy, DELICIOUS and perfect for a romantic dinner, or to enjoy with your family and friends 🙂
You have to keep the chocolate lava cakes in the freezer for 3 hours before eating it so it’s perfect! You can make it in the afternoon, go to the movies or for dinner. And all you have to do is bake it for 15min in the oven!

This recipe is for 5 lava cakes, just because 2 won’t be enough and you’ll be happy to have some left for the next day… trust me! If you want to make just 2 or 3 cakes, then cut the recipe in half.

I actually first made this for my boyfriend’s birthday last year and we both LOVED it! So I’ve made it a few other times since.
If you can, make sure to use the best quality of dark chocolate, since it will make a big difference in the taste of your lava cake.

Please let me know if you try any of the recipes! It would make me so happy to see some photos or get feedback 🙂 (#simplygourmande for instagram!)

Ingredients: IMG_9793
(makes 5) 

  • 150g of chocolate + 5 chocolate pieces
  • 180g of butter
  • 75g of sugar
  • 65g of flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 egg yolks
  • A pinch of salt


Break the 150g of chocolate in pieces and melt it with the butter using a water bath: put your chocolate in a saucepan and put it in a slightly bigger saucepan with a little bit of water in it. That way, the chocolate melts slowly and doesn’t burn. Make sure you stir your chocolate regularly.

Add the sugar and the salt. Mix until you have a smooth paste.


Remove the saucepan from the heat and add the 3 eggs, while mixing after adding each one. Then add the 3 other egg yolks and the flour. Mix well.


Grease the custard cups with butter and pour the batter up to 3/4 of the cup.


Add a piece of chocolate in the middle of each custard cup.


Place them in the freezer for at least 3 hours.

Bake them in your preheated oven at 395 degrees Fahrenheit (200 Celsius) for 15-18min.



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