Chocolate Lava Cake


Chocolate Lava Cake or “心太軟”– A dessert made from a dreamy milky chocolate-fluffy cake filled with scrumptious molten lava chocolate filling. Served with ice-cold vanilla ice cream on top.

This amazing dessert is made with just 5 ingredients – chocolate, butter, eggs, sugar, and flour. In this recipe, we used the Callebaut Recipe N° 811 Dark Chocolate, the finest Belgian chocolate that lifts our recipe to a whole new level.

How to make Chocolate Lava Cake


for 4 servings

Main ingredients

  • 100 g dark chocolate
  • 100 g unsalted butter, cut into small cubes
  • 3 eggs
  • 100 g sugar
  • 50 g all-purpose flour
  • Some butter and sugar to grease and dust 4 ramekins


  • Vanilla ice cream
  • Cocoa powder


  1. Preheat oven at 210 degrees Celsius. Please take note that oven setting may varies.
  2. Grease ramekins with butter and dust with sugar. Shake off excess sugar.
  3. In a microwave safe bowl, add dark chocolate and butter. Microwave at 20-second intervals. Stir in between intervals. Repeat until chocolate and butter is fully melted.
  4. In a mixing bowl, beat eggs and sugar until foamy.
  5. Mix flour into the egg-sugar mixture.
  6. Gradually add melted chocolate into the egg-sugar-flour mixture. Mix until well combined.
  7. Divide chocolate batter evenly between the four ramekins. The ramekins shouldn’t be more than 3/4 full.
  8. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until the top is set and the edges of the cake starts to pull away from the ramekin.
  9. Let cakes sit for 2 to 3 minutes when they come out from the oven.
  10. Flip ramekin upside-down onto a dessert plate.
  11. Gently tap the ramekin and cake should fall out.
  12. Top with vanilla ice cream and cocoa powder, or simply icing sugar.
  13. Serve immediately. Enjoy!