Molten Lava Cakes - Gluten Free Recipe - (2024)


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"These are super yummy! You can make them with regular flour if your not G/F!I personally like to bake mine so they are not as soft in the middle but it's a personal choice!I don't always include the 2nd egg yolk and they turn out fine.I love that this recipe makes 2 large or 3 medium cakes! These are my ultimate splurge!"


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3 cakes




  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 13 cup sugar
  • 2 ounces dark chocolate
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 3 tablespoons flour (I use rice)
  • butter, for coating ramekins
  • sugar, for coating ramekins



  • Preheat over to 400.
  • Cover ramekins with butter and dust with sugar. (If you don't have ramekins, I've also made these in a silicone muffin tray.
  • Melt the chocolate and butter.
  • Whisk together the eggs, sugar and salt.
  • Mix these all the above mentioned together.
  • Add the flour, whisk till combined (do not over-whisk).
  • Bake at 10-12 minutes until a tooth pick inserted 1/2 inch from the side of the ramekin comes out clean.
  • Take out of oven and let sit for 10 more minutes.
  • Enjoy!
  • You can dust them with icing sugar and serve with icecream and your favorite berries.
  • I've also had fun and added Baileys or other flavored liquors. This recipe holds up great so experiment with it!
  • These microwave well the next day!

Questions & Replies

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  1. Do you think I could substitute some butter with avocado?


  2. What size ramekins is everyone using? 4 oz or 8 oz? I want to order the ramekins so I have enough to make for Christmas! Thank you!

    Sandi R.

  3. Can I make gluten free lava cakes in advance and bake them after dinner?




  1. Best I have ever made!!! I used King Arthur Gluten Free Flour blend. Also, I prepared it in 3 ramekins - baked at 400 for 10 minutes and only rested for 1 minute. They were PERFECT. However, the 3rd one was just sitting there begging us to finish it and in the time it took us to eat the other two it had continued to cook in the ramekin and was no longer gooey. So, for us it was literally a 1 minute rest "cool" for perfection..but it could be our oven. I used a 70% dark chocolate bar and sprinkled with powdered sugar. What I loved is that it wasn't overly rich like others I have made. Loved it and will definitely make again.

    Bridget S.

  2. Delicious! I used coconut flour, and used cocoa powder in place of the chocolate bars (6tblspns cocoa, 6tblspns sugar, 2 tblspns unsalted butter). I think next time I'll add vanilla and coffee extracts. Its verey tasty and quick to make. Thanks for sharing the recipe!


  3. Fantastic recipe will be experimenting in the future with this one, thank you.

    Gina W.

  4. I have to update my review on these....they are wonderful. I did bake them in the proper size ramekin and as you can see from the picture they really live up to the name of "molten". They were served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and fresh sliced strawberries as part of a Valentine meal.


  5. Delicious! I used deep ramekins, so mine did come out with nice molten centers at 12 minutes. We loved the contrast of the lava centers with the nicely baked chocolate cake on the outside. I used a dark chocolate with orange, which added a nice flavor, omitted the second egg yolk, and topped with some fat free whipped cream. Yum! Thanks for sharing! PAC Fall '11


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