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Raspberry Chocolate Lava Cakes with an oozing chocolate and raspberry center, garnished with creme anglaise and fresh raspberries

Raspberry Chocolate Lava Cakes

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  • Author: Rebecca Neidhart
  • Total Time: 42 minutes
  • Yield: 4 large or 8 small lava cakes 1x


Raspberry Chocolate Lava Cakes are rich, fudgy, and every chocolate lover’s dream with a molten, raspberry filled center.


  • 113 grams (1/2 cup) butter, salted or unsalted
  • 175 grams (approximately 1 cup) chopped dark chocolate, at least 70%
  • 2 large eggs + 2 large egg yolks
  • 5068 grams (1/41/3 cup) white sugar
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch of sea salt
  • 18 grams (2 Tbsp.) flour
  • 1620 Fresh Raspberries, plus more for garnishing


Preheat the oven to 450F. Butter your ramekins or tins, then dust them with cocoa powder.

Put about an inch of water in a small pot and heat it over medium heat until it’s bubbling and steaming. Then place a heat proof bowl (glass or metal) over it with the chopped chocolate and butter, cut into chunks, in the bowl. Stir it occasionally until almost all of the butter and chocolate is melted, then remove it from the heat and continue to stir until all of it is melted. Set the mixture aside to cool, but not harden. Once it has cooled, stir in the vanilla extract and chocolate.

In a mixing bowl with an electric hand mixer or the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a whisk, beat together the eggs, egg yolks, and sugar until the mixture is thick, pale, and fluffy. This should take 5-7 minutes, and it will run off the beater in thick ribbons.

Slowly add the chocolate and butter into the eggs on low speed until thoroughly combined, then add the flour and stir for a few seconds or until just combined.


  • You can use either almond flour or a gluten free all purpose flour with great results.
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Category: Chocolate Dessert
  • Method: Baking