Video: Chocolate Lava Cake -

Video: Chocolate Lava Cake

Make rich and impressive single-serving chocolate cakes.

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In this video, you’ll see how to make delicious chocolate lava cakes served in individual ramekins. They're also called baked chocolate pudding because the cake is firm on the outside and molten chocolate on the inside. You’ll learn how to make the cake batter and see a terrific trick for filling the ramekins with the mix. After chilling, you’ll bake the ramekins in a water bath. These cakes come out of the oven ultra-moist with creamy, pudding-like centers. Get the recipe for Chocolate Lava Cake. Decadent and delicious, these are the ideal dessert for Valentine’s Day. See more Chef John videos >>

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Feb. 14, 2015 11:29 am
Love chef Johns videos. This didn't work out for me. Nice crust on top and the rest was totally liquid. Couldn't put it back in the oven after 15 minutes standing.
Feb. 11, 2015 10:45 am
Wow turned out as expected. followed the directions to a t... and my family was impressed. so was I lol. wouldn't change a thing. The timing when you let them cool is the key, baked for 16 minutes, cool 15 min, exactly, any more rest and the lava will not flow like it should. Thank you chef John ...another great recipe
Feb. 11, 2015 1:24 am
The link to the actual recipe with measurements are included below the video.
Feb. 10, 2015 4:58 pm
Hey Chef John! Uh, WHY don't you have your own cooking show?! I love your cooking videos!
Jul. 18, 2014 10:41 am
Love watching your video!! You're funny too.
Feb. 12, 2014 12:21 pm
I tried making this , but mine dint turn out became full solid..dint come out as chocoloate lava.. :-( i am so disappointed,dont know what went wrong....
Jan. 8, 2014 5:44 pm
Chef, this looks absolutely delicious! I will make this for Valentine's Day, since I really don't want something to be wrong with me! Yum! Thanks so much!
Susan Moore 
Nov. 26, 2013 12:05 pm
Chef John- The chocolate lava cakes look wonderful! I am planning on making these lava cakes for a special dinner. How far in advance can you make these? Thanks-Susan Moore
Sep. 30, 2013 5:17 pm
You are hilarious!
Jul. 10, 2013 7:25 am
Chef John - I just want to say you are my favorite! I watch a lot of cooking shows and no one makes me laugh out loud (which can be embarrassing if you're by yourself in another room on the computer), or makes preparing a dish look like so much fun. I've watched all your videos at least once so I guess I'm a big fan. Thank you for all the delicious recipes and for such a great on screen personality. You should have your own show on the cooking channel. P.S. do you have a cookbook written?
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