Recipes and Cooking Molten Chocolate Lava Cakes 4.1 (36) Add your rating & review Few desserts elicit the oohs and ahhs that molten cakes do, which makes them a natural pick for special dinners. Feel free to use semi-sweet baking chocolate in place of the bittersweet chocolate if that's the variety you have on hand. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on June 14, 2011 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Blaine Moats Prep Time: 15 mins Cool Time: 2 mins Bake Time: 12 mins Total Time: 29 mins Servings: 6 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 2 tablespoon butter 8 ounce bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped ¾ cup butter 3 eggs 3 egg yolks ⅓ cup granulated sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour Powdered sugar Unsweetened cocoa powder Directions Preheat oven to 425°F. Using 2 tablespoons butter, grease six 8- to 10-ounce ramekins, soufflé dishes, or custard cups. Place ramekins in a 15x10x1-inch baking pan; set aside. In a heavy small saucepan, combine chocolate and 3/4 cup butter. Cook and stir over low heat until chocolate melts. Remove pan from heat; set aside. In a large mixing bowl, beat eggs, egg yolks, granulated sugar, and vanilla with an electric mixer on high speed for 8 to 10 minutes or until thick and lemon color. Fold one-third of the chocolate mixture into egg mixture. Fold remaining chocolate mixture and flour into egg mixture. Spoon about 2/3 cup batter into each prepared ramekin. Bake about 12 minutes or until cake edges feel firm. Cool in ramekins on a wire rack for 2 to 3 minutes. Using a knife, loosen cakes from sides of ramekins. Invert onto dessert plates. Sift with powdered sugar and cocoa powder. Serve immediately. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 544 Calories 45g Fat 36g Carbs 7g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 6 Calories 544 % Daily Value * Total Fat 45g 58% Saturated Fat 27g 135% Cholesterol 282mg 94% Sodium 233mg 10% Total Carbohydrate 36g 13% Protein 7g Vitamin C 2.4mg 12% Calcium 50.5mg 4% Iron 2.2mg 12% *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.