Feb 3, 2015

Best Molten Lava Cake Recipe / Chocolate Fondant Recipe

I have a weakness for lava cakes, i have made a eggless version and a microwave version as well. But making a proper lava cake is always in my dream. Yesterday was the day and finally i made it. It turned out to be a hit. It is like molten perfection, perfect lava flowed through the cake..

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This recipe calls for less fat content, just a tblspn of ghee is what it wants. This cake calls for just 5 ingredients and it is so easy to make. The main thing you have to keep in mind for lava cake is the timing. I used a 240 ml ramekins, but if you are using a smaller mould than that, then the baking time will be less. So you have to keep it in mind. And make sure you read the recipe well for adjusting the molten part consistency. Hope you will give this a try and let me know how it turns out for you.

Preparation Time : 5 mins
Baking Time : 16 mins
Makes : 2 big servings


Dark Chocolate - 1 cup / 150 grams chopped
Sugar - 1/4 cup / 50 grams
Eggs - 2
Ghee / Clarified Butter - 1 tblspn + more for greasing moulds
All Purpose Flour / Maida - 1/2 cup / 60 grams
Cocoa Powder for dusting moulds


Take chocolate, ghee in a microwave safe bowl and pop it in microwave for 30 to 45 sec. Stir to melt. If it is not melted, pop it again for 10 sec and melt it. If you dont have microwave, You can melt it over double boiler.

Add sugar and mix well.

Now add in egg and mix well.

Add in flour and fold gently.

Now take small ramekins, grease it well with ghee, dust with some cocoa powder and coat it on all sides.

Now divide the batter between each bowls and pop it in fridge for 1 hour.

Preheat oven to 220 degree C for 10 mins.

Now put the bowl in oven and cook for 16 to 17 mins. Remove it and let it cool for 2 mins. Invert it into plate and serve warm with a scoop of vanilla icecream.

How you want your fondant - For a 240 ml ramekin size:

1) 16 mins - very very molten and liquidy in the middle, hard crust outside.
2) 18 mins - very molten in the middle, has a little thick crust outside.
3) 20 to 21 mins - Little molten in the middle.
4) 22 - 23 mins - Gooey cake alone no molten lava part


Take all your ingredients

Take chocolate in a microwave safe bowl..I had 
milk chocolate bar on my hand, so used that..
But i recommend you to use dark chocolate for this..

add a tblspn of ghee

now pop this in the microwave and melt it down..
i microwaved it for 30 sec to 45 sec

this is how it looks once it comes from the microwave

mix gently so it is melted

now add in sugar

mix well

I added normal granulated sugar, but you can powder 
it lightly and use that so it will mix evenly..

add in eggs

use a whisk to mix well

once it is well combined

add in flour

mix well

now take a oven safe bowls or any moulds..This ramekin is around 240 ml

drizzle ghee in the bottom

spread it evenly

now sprinkle some cocoa powder 

coat on all sides

divide it into two bowls

now the important step is to pop the bowls in to 
fridge for 1 hour

now bake it 

the baking time depends on how molten 
you want the center to be

look at the lava

taste wonderful warm with a scoop of icecream


  1. Why is it important to put it in fridge for an hour....

  2. @Sumiputting this in fridge helps the molten part form perfectly.

  3. Bake in oven or microwave

  4. Ok thnk u dear... Love all ur recipes

  5. Hello... Aarthi i am a big fan of yours.But i just started cooking.So can u tell me that i should use steal utensil in convection oven or not. Please reply

  6. does th e lava part cooked well?

  7. Wow...lava cake looks yumm :) Do peep into my blog sometime http://flourishyourflavour.blogspot.in/

  8. @AnonymousSteel can be used in convention mode.

  9. @AnonymousIt should be baked in oven, if using microwave bake it in convection mode.

  10. The molten part Also contains uncooked flour. Isn't it?

  11. hello can u plz tell me if i can use diary milk chocolate instead of dark cooking chocolate. plz do reply. I want to make it today

  12. Nice recipe. I've already tried your molten lava microwave cake and it came out perfect. Cant wait to try this one. Could you please tell if this has to be cooked in gas oven, or an electric one? or can we use either of them?
    Thanks alot

  13. Can I use butter instead of ghee?

  14. can I use cup cake paper mould for making this cake

  15. I tried this recipe today in cup cake paper moulds.....but didn't got the molten lava part.....it was like moist chocolate cup cake....this is the third time I'm trying.....can you plz say why this happens.....

  16. @AnonymousU have over baked it, since u have used small cup paper mould, u have baked it longer for that small amount.

  17. i will be following your recipe but will use cupcake papers than remikins. any special advice for that? how will i know my lava cake is cooked and ready to be taken out?

  18. @Anonymousit depends on the size, check the written part

  19. Hey. The middle molten part of the cake is not just chocolate. It has flour in it. It is uncooked and will taste of flour right?
    Aarti, tastewise, this cake is better or 1 min microwave lava cake?

  20. @meBut the taste wont be floury in this, it will be gooey and molten, but in my opinion i love the microwave version

  21. Hi what cld v use in this recipe to substitute eggs?

  22. Can I substitute the egg with something else?

  23. @Anonymousno egg is must..check my eggless lava cake instead


  24. Can we use dairy milk chocolate in it instead of dark chocolate? ??

  25. yesterday i was looking for a good molten lava recipe for my friend as she ws about to visit my place today .. and i came across this one �� and this ws the first time i gave a try to molten lava .. frm the start this recipe made me so comfortable !! even though in between the preparation i made small mistakes for my goodluck my molten lava came so well that we couldnt wait till it cool ���� i was so happy to see my friend lick her fingers and she grabbed more n more of it ����❤️ everyone seriously enjoyed it .. and i feel so happy bot this recipe ❤️❤️❤️ this recipe heading ' the best recipe ' definitely applies true �� i am so thankful to you aarthi for this wonderful recipe �� keep posting more ��

    1. since i used small moulds i varied my time accordingly .. it took around 15 mins for very molten inside !! i would like to upload a picture of what i did but this space doesnt allow me to ... :D


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