Molten Choco Lava Cake Recipe In Oven – Egg

Make Molten Choco Lava cake at home using Microwave oven or convection. Chocolate stuffed inside the cake. Cut open to make it flow like lava. Step by step tried and tested recipe video.

Written by Maahi Gupta
  By Maahi Gupta          Updated  11 Jan, 18



Molten Choco Lava cake can be made easily at home. Yes, it can be .
Those who have tried it before, already know the magic this cake creates in your mouth and mind.
The ones who are new should definitely try this at least once and fall in love with this unique chocolate and cake mix.

The molten chocolate that resides inside the cake is simply awesome, you take a bite and it just melts in your mouth.
You cannot simply imagine the have to live it to believe it... So, what are you waiting for? Just wear your apron and start the journey.

It would not take more than 30 minutes to get the results if you get everything right by following this molten choco lava cake recipe.


8 min Prep
12 min Cook
Yield  2 Large (3 Inch)
Nutrition Facts
Molten Choco Lava Cake Recipe In Oven - Egg - Video
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1214 Calories from Fat 738
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 82g 126%
Saturated Fat 50g 250%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 14g
Cholesterol 333mg 111%
Sodium 76mg 3%
Potassium 81mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 121g 40%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 84g
Protein 18g 36%
Vitamin A 33%
Calcium 4%
Iron 26%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


  • We will start the process with using the double boiler to melt our chocolate chips and butter.
  • To make a double boiler, take a tea pan and fill it 50% with water. Heat water on high flame for 2 minutes.
  • Once water is hot, add another pan on top of this tea pan. This will help melt the chocolate with the steam of water.
  • When Chocolate looks visibly melt, you should add the Butter. Let them melt and mix well to make a smooth mixture.
  • You can now turn the stove on medium flame and wait for both the things to melt.
  • Once both Butter and chocolate have melt, turn off the Stove.
  • Keep Chocolate and Butter in same double boiler stand to use the remaining steam till we use it in our other mixture.
  • Now, lets move on to whisking the Eggs.
  • Break Eggs in a bowl. Whisk them well to make a smooth paste.
  • Now add Sugar and whisk again for 5 minutes.
  • After 5 min., you will see good number of bubbles(as shown in the video).
  • Our Egg mixture is ready, add melted Chocolate to this mixture and whisk again.
  • Now add All-Purpose-Flour Maida and whisk once more.
  • Our cake mixture/paste is ready for baking now.
  • Next step is to pre-heat the Oven Or Microwave withConvection mode – mostly used in India. Normal Microwave would not work here as it is only made for throwing micro waves for heating. Do not feel bad if you do not have oven or microwave-convection, you can make molten Choco lava cake in cooker also. Heat empty Oven/Microwave-convection on 180 C (350 F) for 3 minutes.
  • Now, we need to add the cake paste in baking molds.
  • We have taken two molds with a bit of design on their face. You can take any Oven safe molds for baking.
  • Grease the mold with a bit of Butter. This will help in making these moulds non-sticky for cake walls. Fill 75% of mould with the cake paste. If you do not have the big bowls as we have shown, you can use the conventional cup cake baking tray with multiple small holes as well.
  • Keep the baking bowls in a baking plate for ease of managing.
  • Wear your Oven glove and place baking plate carefully in the Oven. Bake it for about 18 min. on 180 C (350 F). The timing of baking also depends on the size of baking dish though the temperature would remain same. 18 min. is an average time that i have observed. I would suggest to keep the baking time as 15 min. for smaller baking tin than the one used by me.
  • After 18 min., switch off the Oven and take out the baking plate. Our molten choco lava Cake must be ready.
  • Use a knife to scratch the walls and separate the cake from baking tin.
  • The cake walls are already non-sticky as we had greased the tin with Butter earlier.
  • Now, take a plate and turn the baking tin upside down to bring out the cake.
  • Our job is done. We can now enjoy this delicious home made Molten Choco lava cake.

  • Lava Cake
    Lava Cake 
    Cake stuffed with chocolate Lava inside
    Cake stuffed with chocolate Lava inside 

     Storage and Serving Suggestions

    Making a cake at home is pretty easy as opposed to the common perception. You can even bake a cake in the cooker. You don't believe me? Then why don't you try this same molten choco lava cake in a cooker?Do share your comments/suggestions. They keep us motivated.

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       28 Useful Questions & Answers from comments

    1. Ankit
      Ankit 4 Jan, 18 at 7:07 am

      Can we use salted butter instead of unsalted butter?
      I had used salted Amul butter (100 grams approx.) and now the inside the case has the taste of butter with the taste to chocolate, which tastes somewhat awkward. Can you tell me what has happened and how can I improve the taste? Otherwise everything was goof. Thank you very much for the video.

      • Anil Gupta
        Anil Gupta 4 Jan, 18 at 2:34 pm

        Amul Butter generally has more salt. We would suggest to use un-salted butter to get a sweet taste.
        Imagine if you are making Halwa and add salt and Sugar, both to it. What would be the final taste be like?

        Same goes with Cake too. You should avoid salted butter. Use the WHITE butter (that we make at Home in India). It is available at many sweet shops too.

    2. Swathi
      Swathi 28 Nov, 16 at 9:23 am

      Hi Maahi, any luck with the eggless version of molten lava cake?


      • Anil Gupta
        Anil Gupta 29 Nov, 16 at 3:15 am

        Not yet. We are still working on it actively.
        But, our experiments have not been successful.
        So, trying out various methods. Stay tuned. Will share the video as soon as we have one.

    3. Prachi
      Prachi 12 Jan, 15 at 2:58 pm

      hi maahi today I make molten lava cake and its awesome. Thanks for this recipe

    4. manali
      manali 20 Sep, 13 at 2:56 pm

      hi maahi,
      plz come with eggless molten choco lava cake recipe 🙂

      • Maahi
        Maahi 20 Sep, 13 at 3:42 pm

        Please give me sometime to upload the recipe…
        i will surely come up with the eggless lava cake 🙂
        thanks for watching us and writing us again n again

    5. tajinder
      tajinder 9 Jul, 13 at 11:14 am

      i want to know that why don’t you use baking powder in choco lava cake as baking powder is very important in baking………..

    6. tajinder
      tajinder 7 Jul, 13 at 10:03 am

      Hello Mahi, The choco lava cake was yummy but the lava did not came
      please suggest us……………

      • Maahi
        Maahi 8 Jul, 13 at 10:14 pm

        Hi Tajinder,
        Thanks for trying out my recipe and writing in..
        I guess your oven is working pretty good so please cook it little less will get lava next time for sure…
        Thanks again

        • tajinder
          tajinder 9 Jul, 13 at 10:59 am

          ok thanks…..
          i will surely try this

    7. kanchan seerwani
      kanchan seerwani 20 Jun, 13 at 3:51 pm

      Truly memorable recipe the outcome was perfect for the first time

      • Maahi
        Maahi 20 Jun, 13 at 4:52 pm

        Thanks for trying out our recipe and liking it..
        Hope you try out many more recipes and write back with feedback in future as well.
        Thanks again

    8. Jaspreet Kaur
      Jaspreet Kaur 14 Jun, 13 at 7:51 am

      Hello Maahi,

      I have been following your recipes from quite a while. I must say the recipes are very well descriptive and easy to understand for new comers 🙂 I tried shahi paneer, marble cake and got the same results. But with this molten lava cake I just cant get the same result. I have tried twice and can’t understand what I am missing out on. I am using silicon based microwave utensils. Please suggest. The cake doesn’t get fluffy and there is no molten choco inside :(.And I also tried it another micro safe baking try but no result.

      • Maahi
        Maahi 14 Jun, 13 at 3:23 pm

        Hi Jaspreet, Thanks for writing in.
        I am glad that your tried our few recipes and you like the taste.
        For Molten lava cake i think you should check these things out.
        1. No Lava-you are cooking it for long, if you cook them more then they will not have any lava inside. Cook for less time.
        2. Every oven has its own heating, i mean some will cook fast and some will take some more time to bake the same thing.. so u need to know the heating of your oven or microwave oven. that will surely help.

        Cook less and check the heating power of your oven..I hope this will help..
        Thanks again for watching

        • Jaspreet Kaur
          Jaspreet Kaur 18 Jun, 13 at 9:25 am

          Thank you so much Maahi 🙂

          Ok I will try it with less heating this time.
          I am now a regular visitor of your site and yes will also try the jalebi recipe as khud bna ke khaane ka maza hi kuch aur hai 😀

          • Maahi
            Maahi 19 Jun, 13 at 8:22 pm

            Yes, u r right..khud bana ke khane ka aur sabko khilane ka maza hi kuch aur hota hai 🙂
            Thanks for replying back ..
            Gud luck

    9. mansi sharma
      mansi sharma 15 May, 13 at 8:58 am

      i have one question if u make choco lava without egg ? if u do it so plz tell me ..mam

      • Maahi
        Maahi 16 May, 13 at 3:56 am

        Hi Mansi,

        Thanks for watching. I myself have never tried an eggless lava cake. I will try and share the experience with you..

        Do share your suggestions and feedback for our work in future as well.

        • mansi sharma
          mansi sharma 16 May, 13 at 2:33 pm

          thank u very much….

    10. mansi
      mansi 14 May, 13 at 11:09 am

      u made choco lava yummy it’s too gud thank u…4 giving racipe..

      • Maahi
        Maahi 14 May, 13 at 8:38 pm

        HI dear
        thnx a ton for watching and writing in.
        hope you enjoy other baking videos as well.
        thnx again

    11. sam
      sam 12 May, 13 at 1:10 pm

      what is the temperture for baking the cake can i use the brosil bowl for this?…

      • Anil Gupta
        Anil Gupta 12 May, 13 at 1:38 pm

        Hi Sam,

        The baking temperature is 180 C (350 F).
        We have now fixed the above article which was missing this information.
        Also, normally brosil bowl can be used for baking purpose. We have also used it earlier. But, it would be better if you can check with its label to know if it is compatible with Oven/Microwave.

        It should be explicitly mentioned on the bowl or on its label box.

        Caution: If it is not compatible with Oven.Microwave, it would most probably break while baking due to the high heat.
        Thanks for writing in.

        • sam
          sam 13 May, 13 at 4:37 pm

          I make a cake in the brosil but it could not bake well only baked on the upper side and wetty on the bottom when i take out the cake it remains on the bottom and my cake is not spongy what should i have do add in the cake?
          rly pls….

          • Anil Gupta
            Anil Gupta 13 May, 13 at 6:16 pm

            Hi Sam,

            Thanks for writing in. There is nothing wrong with what you have done.

            I would strongly advise you to NOT use brosil cookware for baking. We had also experienced exactly the same issue that you have encountered while baking. Looks like brosil cookware is too hard to allow any heat go inside and hence the cake remains uncooked from bottom/inner part.

            I apologize for not cautioning you about this in my earlier comment.

            The bake-ware that we use now is tin based (the one you see in video). We picked it up from Big-Bazaar retails in India. Do not remember the exact brand name but they are really good. They are Microwave/Oven safe and have uniform heating capacity on all sides. We have tried the same recipe with these bake-ware and everything was good.

            Let me know if you need more information.

    12. Deepti
      Deepti 28 Apr, 13 at 10:10 am

      Hi! It seems yummy. Can we use malai in place of butter.

      • Maahi
        Maahi 29 Apr, 13 at 4:58 pm

        Hi Deepti, thnx for watching and writing in.
        I myself have never tried this with malai so cannot say anything on this point but i can try and get back..Or you can try and share the response with me..
        That’s a nice thought..happy cooking
        Thnx again for having faith in our work