Molten Lava Cakes Recipe by Paula Deen

Level: Moderate

Time: 24 MINUTES

1 ratings


  • 1 1/2 cups confectioner's sugar
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 10 tablespoons (1 1/4 sticks) butter
  • 2 (1 oz) squares semi-sweet chocolate
  • 6 (1 oz) squares bittersweet chocolate
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons orange liquor


Preheat oven to 425°. Grease 6 (6 oz) custard cups. Melt chocolates and butter in the microwave or in a double boiler. Add flour and sugar to chocolate mixture. Stir in eggs until smooth. Stir in vanilla and orange liquor. Divide batter evenly among custard cups. Bake for 14 minutes. Edges should be firm but the center will be runny. Run a knife around the edge to loosen and invert onto dessert plate.

Molten Lava Cakes


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1 Review

Jen 3/21/2015
These are fabulo

These are fabulous. I love them as is, but my kids tend to prefer all semisweet. I have even made these smaller and shortened the cooking time. Also they freeze well, but defrost in micro carefully or it will not be molten, although still yummy. Great served with coffee ice cream or yogurt, and some fresh berries.

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