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Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Lava Cake on a plate with heart melting

Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Lava Cakes

Decadent Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Lava Cakes. This absolute temptress of a dessert will make your heart melt… (pun intended!). When dark chocolate meets flaky sea salt, in the shape of irresistible cakes with a heart of warm dark chocolate flowing through the middle… I say: yes, please! Made with only 6 ingredients, this recipe is very easy to make. Perfect for a romantic dinner or just for a cozy evening at home.

  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 6 lava cakes 1x



7 ounces (200 g) of 70% dark chocolate, roughly chopped

⅓ cup (70 g) of unsalted butter, cut into 1 inch (2.5 cm) cubes, plus more at room temperature for coating the muffin pan

⅓ cup (70 g) of brown sugar

4 free range eggs

6 and ½ tablespoons (50 g) of all-purpose flour

¾ teaspoon (4.5 g) of flaky sea salt (also called fleur de sel in French), plus more to serve


  1. Preheat the oven at 430°F (220°C).
  2. In a saucepan, add the butter and dark chocolate. Melt over very low heat (I recommend the lowest you can go on you stoves).
  3. Stir with a wooden spoon from time to time, until glossy.
  4. Meanwhile, in a mixing bowl, vigorously whisk together the eggs and sugar. Continue whisking until the batter is whiter and foamy, and most of the sugar has dissolved.
  5. Gently sift the flour into the mixing bowl and whisk vigorously until there is no lumps.
  6. Add the melted chocolate and whisk until well combined. The mixture will thicken significantly at this stage, this is normal.
  7. When everything is combined, add the flaky sea salt.
  8. Generously coat the muffin pan with room temperature butter.
  9. Transfer the lava cake batter to the muffin tins. You can fill the cups entirely as the cakes will barely rise.
  10. Bake for 7 minutes then wait 2 minutes before removing from the pan.
  11. Remove from the pan and serve immediately. Sprinkle some optional flaky sea salt on top just before serving.
  • Author: Ninon
  • Prep Time: 18
  • Cook Time: 7
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven Baked
  • Cuisine: French


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 417
  • Sugar: 27.1 g
  • Sodium: 274.9 mg
  • Fat: 24.6 g
  • Carbohydrates: 40.7 g
  • Protein: 9.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 31.3 mg

Keywords: dark chocolate lava cakes, molten cakes, dark chocolate and sea salt lava cakes