Lava cake attempt #2

So I decided to try the Chocolate Lava Cake again tonight (I never posted anything for the first because it failed XD), for those who want a recipe, I used the following:

  • 100 grams dark chocolate (70% cocoa), roughly broken
  • 100 grams unsalted butter, room temperature and chopped into cubes
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 plain flour
  • 3 eggs
  • A little extra butter to coat the ramekins.


  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees
  2. Half fill a pot with water and place a bowl over the top (it shouldn’t touch the water and should seal the pot’s mouth),
  3. With the stove on a low heat, melt the chocolate and butter together in the bowl while constantly stirring, turn off the heat once done.
  4. In a separate bowl, combine the eggs, flour and sugar.
  5. Slowly add the melted butter and chocolate mixture while stirring constantly.
  6. Coat some ramekins with butter (use a paper towel to spread the butter)
  7. Pour the mixture into the ramekins
  8. Place in the oven for 10 – 12 minutes.
  9. Remove from oven and tip upside down onto a plate, garnish as desired and sprinkle some icing sugar on top ( I used strawberries and cookies and cream ice cream.

Sounds simple enough and here was tonight’s result:

Lava cake

With a lava cake, the most important question you’ve gotta ask yourself when you’re done is…

Will it ooze?

My result? Unfortunately no where enough! Here’s a shot of a tiny bit of ooze.

Not enough ooze

Not very happy and will give it another shot tomorrow.

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