Published Mar 27th
Prep 15m Cook 15m Additional 5m Ready In 35m
Servings 6 cakes Calories 524.5

So decadent yet so simple, you’ll be saying ‘flour who!?’ when you let this sweet lava flow.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 8 ounces 70% bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • 12 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into cubes
  • 4 large eggs
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ⅓ teaspoon salt

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Adjust a rack to the middle of the oven. Butter six 4-ounce ramekins.
  2. 2 Put the chocolate and butter in a metal or glass bowl over barely simmering water. Stir occasionally until melted. Remove from the heat.
  3. 3 Place the eggs, sugar, and salt in the bowl of a mixer. Whip at medium-high speed until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Reduce speed to low and add the chocolate; mix until combined. Spoon into the prepared ramekins and place on a baking sheet.
  4. 4 Bake for about 10 minutes or until the edges are set but the center is underdone. Let cool 3 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 524.5
  • Carbohydrate 38.3 g
  • Cholesterol 186.7 mg
  • Fat 38.9 g
  • Fiber 2.9 g
  • Protein 7 g
  • Saturated Fat 23.3 g
  • Sodium 100.1 mg
  • Sugar 33.8 g

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Chef's Notes

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  1. Easy and delicious. And no flour! I topped it with strawberries, chocolate syrup and a little powdered sugar and no one knew it did not have flour!
  2. Was perfectly delicious and everyone loved it. So rich, one was too much for everyone. Next time we'll split one;)
  3. Terrible recipe. In my 375 oven, took nearly 17 minutes. The sponge was off, and even after 3 minutes cooling barely turned out. Wait more like 5 minutes or better find a different recipe. Wish I could find my go-to!
  4. I just used the chocolate I had (which was chocolate chips) and it still turned out great! I will definitely make it again!
  5. This recipe is Amazing! I totally would recommend it's SOOOO good!
  6. I made this to the tee. No changes. Turned out for me slightly under cooked. Could be my oven next time I will add an extra minute or two. Other than that...... perfection! Decadent and delicious and not all that hard to make. Perfect ending to a good steak dinner and some red wine.
  7. I melted the butter + chocolate in a pan on the stovetop and it worked just fine. Made 4 6oz cakes instead of 6 4-oz cakes and it required about 5-7 extra minutes in the oven. Delicious!
  8. LOVE IT SO MUCH! I don t think it needs salt though. Otherwise I would make it again!
  9. So good! I loved the hint of fudge. It was a great recipe. I am totally gonna make it again! Thanks for sharing it with me!:)