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Chocolate Lava Cake for 2 recipe for Valentine's Day dessert, topped with ice cream!
Chocolate Lava Cakes For Two: The Perfect Valentine’s Day Dessert
Prep Time
25 mins
Cook Time
20 mins

Make your Valentine's night memorable with my luscious and incredibly decadent Chocolate Lava Cakes recipe for two.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2 cakes
Author: Gemma Stafford
  • ¼ cup (2oz/57g) butter
  • cup (2oz/57g) bittersweet chocolate (chopped)
  • ¼ cup (2oz/57g) granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon instant coffee powder (optional)
  • ¼ cup (1 ¼oz/35g) all-purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C). Butter two 6-ounce ramekins or oven-safe mugs and place on a baking sheet. Set aside.

  2. In a medium bowl add in the butter and chocolate and gently melt either in the microwave or over a ban-marie.

  3. Once melted, whisk in the sugar, eggs, vanilla, and coffee until well combined.

  4. Lastly, stir in the flour and salt and mix until just combined. Evenly divide the batter between the two prepared dishes.

  5. Bake for 20-22 minutes or just until there is a jiggle in the center and the edges are set. A soft center ensures lovely, lava on the inside.

  6. Remove from the oven and allow to stand for 1 minute before carefully turning out each cake onto your serving dish. Enjoy straight away with some vanilla ice-cream.