Decadent Triple Chocolate Lava Cake: A Sweet Symphony for Dessert Lovers

Servings: 4

Approximate Cost in the UK: £10-£12


  • 200g dark chocolate, chopped
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • 50g white chocolate, chopped (for the center)
  • 50g milk chocolate, chopped (for the center)
  • Vanilla ice cream for serving


  1. Preparation (15 minutes):
    • Preheat your oven to 200°C (180°C for fan ovens).
    • Grease four ramekins with butter and dust with cocoa powder.
  2. Melting Chocolate (5 minutes):
    • In a heatproof bowl, melt the dark chocolate and butter together either over simmering water or in the microwave.
  3. Batter (10 minutes):
    • In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, powdered sugar, eggs, egg yolks, vanilla extract, and a pinch of salt.
    • Pour the melted chocolate mixture into the egg mixture and fold until well combined.
  4. Assembling (5 minutes):
    • Divide half of the batter among the prepared ramekins.
    • Place a few pieces of white chocolate and milk chocolate in the center of each, then cover with the remaining batter.
  5. Baking (12 minutes):
    • Bake in the preheated oven for about 12 minutes, or until the edges are set but the center is still gooey.
  6. Serving (3 minutes):
    • Let the lava cakes cool for a minute, then run a knife around the edges and invert onto serving plates.
    • Serve immediately with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top.

Pro Tips:

  • Ensure your ramekins are well-greased to ease the release of the lava cakes.
  • Experiment with different types of chocolate for the molten center for added complexity.