Dessert Essentials: Chocolate Lava Cake

Andy Anderson !


I love making this cake… It has brilliant presentation, looks like you worked forever on it, and it tastes so dang yummy.

Serve it while it is still warm, with some ice cream, whipped cream, or both. It is an ooey gooey delight.

In addition, if you desire a firmer cake, put it into the fridge for an hour or so before serving. It will not ooze all over the plate, but I will still taste amazing.

So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.


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6 - 8
20 Min
25 Min



  • 1 c
    coconut oil, melted
  • 1 c
    cacao powder
  • 1/2 c
    maple syrup
  • 6 large
    eggs, separate whites from yolks
  • 1 1/4 c
    coconut sugar, divided
  • 1 c
    almond flour

How to Make Dessert Essentials: Chocolate Lava Cake


    You will need an 8 – 9 inch (20 – 22cm) spring-form pan, or a pan with a removable bottom.
  3. Gather your Ingredients (mise en place).
  4. Place a rack in the middle position, and preheat the oven to 350f (175c).
  5. Place a piece of parchment paper in the bottom of a spring-form pan, and lightly oil.
  6. Add the maple syrup, coconut oil, and cacao powder to a saucepan over medium heat.
  7. Bring to the boil, and then reduce to a simmer. Simmer for 1 – 2 minutes, then remove from the heat, and allow to cool for about 20 minutes.
  8. Add the egg yolks and 3/4 cup of the coconut sugar to a bowl, and use an electric beater, or whisk, to combine until pale in color and frothy.
  9. Chef’s Note: Unless you like a lot of exercise, use an electric beater.
  10. Fold in the cacao/maple syrup mixture.
  11. Fold in the almond flour.
  12. The mixture should look like this...
  13. Add the egg whites to the bowl of a stand mixer, fitted with a whisk attachment.
  14. Beat on high speed until soft peaks begin to form.
  15. Add the remaining coconut sugar, and beat to thoroughly combine.
  16. Fold the egg white mixture into the batter.
  17. Add to the spring-form pan.
  18. Chef's Note: It is okay if you still have a few streaks in the batter. As a matter of fact, I think that it gives the cake a bit of character.
  19. Place in the oven and cook for 25 minutes.
  20. Remove from the oven, and allow to cool for 5 minutes.
  22. Sprinkle on a bit more cacao powder, cut, and serve while still nice and warm. Enjoy.
  23. Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

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About Dessert Essentials: Chocolate Lava Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Eggs
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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