Molten Chocolate Lava Cake

  • Author: Kavitha
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Yield: 2 Molten Chocolate Lava Cake 1x


Eggless Molten Chocolate Lava Cake



  • 2 Tablespoons All Purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 3/4 Tablespoon Powdered Sugar (adjust for sweetness)
  • 1/4 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • a pinch of Salt (skip if using unsalted butter)
  • a pinch of Instant Espresso Powder (optional)
  • 1 Tablespoon Butter, melted
  • 1 Tablespoon Vegetable Oil
  • 1 Tablespoon plain Yogurt or Sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • Milk or Water (to loosen the batter, if necessary)
  • Chocolate chunks or chocolate chips


  • Ramekins or Cupcake molds lined with liners


  1. Grease the ramekins / cupcake molds with oil or butter. Preheat oven to 150 C (reduce to 140 C if using convection oven)
  2. Sift together all the dry ingredients – flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, cocoa powder, espresso powder and mix well.
  3. Add the yogurt, butter, oil and vanilla extract and mix well. If the batter is too thick or lumpy, add a couple teaspoons of milk or water to loosen it out.
  4. Add 1 tablespoon batter to each ramekin. Add some chocolate chips or chunks in the center. Cover with 1-2 tablespoons more batter. The ramekins / molds should be filled only up to 3/4th of their size.
  5. Bake at 150 C for 8-10 minutes. Usually, tiny cupcakes such as these would take 12-15 minutes to bake. Since you are looking for a molten center, you will be cooking 2-5 minutes less, depending on your oven. Keep an eye out from the 8th minute onwards.
  6. Remove and serve warm with a dollop of vanilla ice cream

  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American