Minty Molten Chocolate Lava Cake Recipe

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Minty Molten Chocolate Lava Cake Recipe


It’s okay.  You’re allowed to drool. This Minty Molten Chocolate Lava Cake Recipe is so easy to make and it’s amazingly delicious.  Ooey gooey chocolate? Yes, please. And with a touch of green mint it’s the perfect dessert for St. Patrick’s Day. Though I could eat this year round.  Enjoy!

Minty Molten Chocolate Lava Cake Recipe


  • 4 oz. of Semi-Sweet Baking Chocolate
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) of butter + more to butter the dishes
  • 1 cup of powdered sugar + more to sprinkle on top
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 6 tablespoons of all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon of Peppermint extract (optional)
  • Chocolate chip mint ice cream and mint candies


  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Butter (use actual butter, not baking spray) four ramekins like these.
  • Put the butter and the baking chocolate into a microwave safe bowl and heat for 30 seconds. Stir with a whisk.  Repeat until the chocolate is completely melted and stir well to combine.
  • Add the peppermint extract if desired and stir well to combine. This will make the actual cake a little minty. If you’d rather ‘mint it up’ with just the ice cream and candies served with the lava cake you can do that too.
  • Stir in powdered sugar until well mixed.
  • Add the eggs and egg yolks slowly and whisk until well-combined.
  • Stir in flour.
  • Divide the batter evenly among the four ramekins.  I like to place them on a  baking mat on my baking sheet so they don’t slide around while I’m taking them in and out of the oven.
  • Bake in the oven for 14 minutes or until the outside edges look cooked through and the middle is still soft.
  • Cool for 1 minute.  If needed, run a knife along the outside edge of the ramekin to loosen the cake. Then flip it over onto a plate.
  • Sprinkle with a light dusting of powdered sugar to pretty it up! Then serve it with some chocolate chip mint ice cream and chocolate mint candy like Andes candies!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!



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