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Chocolate Caramel Lava Cake

Chocolate Caramel Lava Cake

5 from 1 vote
There is no doubt that most of the people love Lava Cakes. With their gooey lava center this dessert is one of the most decadent desserts I have ever known. So it should be no surprise why I keep turning back to it and try to recreate it in various ways.
Servings 4 servings
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 14 mins
Total Time 34 mins


  • 3 eggs
  • 4 tbsp (60g) sugar
  • 6 oz (170g) semisweet chocolate
  • 1/2 cup (110g) butter
  • 1 tsp (5g) vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup (30g) flour
  • 1/4 tsp (1g) salt

Caramel Sauce (makes about 1/2 cup - 120g)

  • 1/2 cup (100g) sugar
  • 2 tbsp (30ml) water
  • 1/4 cup (60g) whipping cream
  • 1/2 tsp (3g) vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp (15g) unsalted butter
  • 1/2 tsp (3g) salt


  • First prepare the salted caramel sauce so it has time to cool down. Place the sugar and water in a medium heavy bottomed saucepan over medium-high heat, and cook without stirring until sugar dissolves and gets a caramel color.
  • Remove the pan from the heat and add the cream. It will bubble a little bit.
  • Cook for about 1 minute stirring constantly with a wooden spoon until smooth.
  • Remove from heat and add vanilla extract, butter and salt. Stir well until smooth. Transfer into a bowl and set aside to cool. 
  • Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C).
  • Butter 4 ramekins 6-8 fl oz (170-230ml) capacity and dust with flour or cocoa powder.
  • Melt chocolate and butter over a bain-marie until smooth. Meanwhile beat the eggs with sugar and salt using a whisk or mixer until thick and light yellow. Mix in vanilla extract and flour.  Gradually add the melted chocolate and stir well. Pour ¾ of the mixture into the prepared ramekins.
  • Add 1 heaping teaspoon of caramel into the center of each.
  • Cover with remaining batter.
  • Bake for about 14-15 mins until the edges are firm and the center is still soft. Let cool for 3-4 minutes.
  • Run a sharp knife completely around the inside edge of the molds and invert onto plates. Top with salted caramel sauce and fleur de sel, and serve immediately.



Serving: 1gCalories: 647kcalCarbohydrates: 63.4gProtein: 7.2gFat: 44.3gSaturated Fat: 26.4gCholesterol: 201mgSugar: 53.7g
Calories: 647kcal
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: caramel lava cake, chocolate caramel lava cake, chocolate lava cake, lava cake