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Molten lava cake recipe

Molten Lava Cake Recipe

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  • Author: Dr. Josh Axe
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


You don’t have to be a trained chef to make a fantastic molten chocolate cake right at home. This is my favorite recipe to make this dessert — it ensures you bake a decadent, mouthwatering cake without the suspect ingredients of other recipes.


  • 4 ounces dark chocolate chips (minimum 70% cacao)
  • 6 tablespoons grass-fed butter
  • ¼ cup date sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ cup cassava flour (or sprouted wheat flour if you can tolerate gluten)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder


  1. Preheat oven to 400 F.
  2. Grease four 6-ounce ramekins and set aside.
  3. In a double boiler, melt dark chocolate, butter and date sugar.
  4. Once melted, add in vanilla extract.
  5. Remove chocolate mixture from heat and whisk in eggs, cassava flour and baking powder.
  6. Pour even amounts of the mixture into the greased ramekins.
  7. Bake the molten lava cakes for 10 minutes.
  8. Remove from oven and serve hot.
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 10 min
  • Category: Desserts
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 cake (94g)
  • Calories: 434
  • Sugar: 19.6g
  • Sodium: 176mg
  • Fat: 31.6g
  • Saturated Fat: 18.6g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 10.5g
  • Trans Fat: 0.7g
  • Carbohydrates: 31.9g
  • Fiber: 3.9g
  • Protein: 6.2g
  • Cholesterol: 128mg