Thursday, March 11, 2010

H is for Hot Lava Cakes!!!

This is my post for Alphabe-Thursday and Foodie Friday! This is a favorite of mine, they are fun to make and amazingly good and chocolatey all the way from the crumbly outside to molten gooey lava on the inside! This recipe is from my Aunt Jackie's amazing cook book!


1 cup milk or semi-sweet chocolate chips
10 tablespoons butter
3 large eggs
3 egg yolks
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup flour

Melt your chocolate chips with butter in the microwave. Stir after 1 minute.  Be careful as chocolate burns easily.  In another bowl, mix 3 eggs, and 3 egg yolks. Add to chocolate. Mix in powdered sugar, and flour.

Butter 6 (6 ounce) custard cups. Fill each with about 1/2 cup batter. Put on cookie sheet. Bake at 450 for about 12 1/2 minutes.(Or until the outside is crumbly, and the inside is gooey, you can use a tooth pick to see what the middle looks like.)  You have to experiment with this as ovens vary. 

You can either invert it onto a plate, or leave it in the ramekin. To invert, run a knife around the edges, turn it upside down on a plate. Makes about 6 cakes.

Raspberry Sauce:

Put about 1 cup raspberry jam into a bowl. Add as much powdered sugar and water that you would like, depending on how thick or runny you want it. Microwave the mixture and stir well. Serve it on top of lava cakes.  We use jam because it is easy and it is good; you could also make a raspberry sauce.


  1. I love anything chocolate. These look yummy!!

  2. mmmm....looks very good!

  3. That looks delicious! I've had these before in a restaurant - yum! Great recipe, and nice photography to show it off. I really like your blog, Tati!

  4. They look wonderful. I just used my molten lava pan to make popovers, but never made these!

  5. Cool wife makes these gooey things a lot for her friends and family...sad thing is I am GF and cannot have them...have never tasted the Hot Lava Cake:-( Cook on!

  6. oh, this looks so good.....I love cake anyway and gooey chocolate cake...yummy....happy h day a day late! melinda

  7. These are one of Allie's favorites! Great job, Tati
    xoxo Pattie and Allie

  8. Thank you, thank you for sharing this. I think lava cake is one of my all time favorite desserts, and I've never made one. I will now!

  9. Tati, I KNOW these are yummy because I have eaten your hot lava cakes and they are delicious! Joni and Mom

  10. I love chocolate - and these look just heavenly! Can't wait to taste the decadent melted chocolate middle!

  11. Yummy yummy YUM!! I just love lava cakes, and my husband is such a sucker for them. He always orders them when we got out. I'll have to surprise him with these! :-) Thanks!

  12. Molten, chewy, chocolate yum... and raspberry. I love it! I've never made anything like this before.

  13. wow, that looks so yummy ... thanks for sharing this recipe!

  14. Oh what a happy and yummy looking recipe!

    Can you tell us more about Jackie's cookbook?


  15. Oh gosh these look delicious!