Decadent Chocolate Lava Cake Recipe

Indulge in the ultimate chocolate lover’s dream with our mouthwatering chocolate lava cake recipe. This delectable dessert features a luscious, molten chocolate center encased in a moist and tender cake shell. With our step-by-step instructions, you can easily recreate this divine treat at home. Perfect for special occasions or a sweet ending to any meal, this chocolate lava cake will impress your guests and leave them craving for more.

Delicious Lava Cakes

A scrumptious chocolate lava cake with a molten center, perfectly baked and served on a plate, garnished with a sprinkle of powdered sugar.
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine South African
Servings 12
Calories 74 kcal


  • 100 gram butter melted
  • ¼ cup cocoa
  • 380 gram chocolate brownie mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 12 70% Lindor balls unwrapped
  • double cream to serve
  • cocoa to serve


  • Preheat oven to 180ºC (350ºF).
  • Line a baking tray and sides with baking paper.
  • Brush a muffin pan (12 holes) with 1 tbsp melted butter.
  • Dust the base and sides of the muffin pan with cocoa, turn over and shake excess off.
  • Using a medium mixing bowl, place the brownie mix, eggs, ⅓ cup water, and remaining melted butter.
  • Divide the mixture among the prepared muffin holes.
  • Place 1 Lindor ball into the center of each hole pushing the ball a third of the way into the mixture.
  • Bake for 15 minutes until the cake is firm to touch and chocolate Lindor balls have melted.
  • Let it cool for 2 minutes in the muffin pan, before turning the muffin tray out. Tap the muffin pan to release cakes.
  • Transfer the cake to serving plates, dust with extra cocoa, dollop with cream, and serve immediately.


Calories: 74kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 1gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 45mgSodium: 70mgPotassium: 37mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 248IUCalcium: 8mgIron: 1mg
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