The BEST Gooey Nutella Chocolate Lava Cake with Champagne Muddled Raspberries

 

The BEST gooey Nutella Chocolate Lava Cake Recipe you’ll ever make. Easy to follow instruction with maximum chocolate flavor. Topped with Champagne Muddled Raspberries. A decadent dessert for two, perfect for date night or Valentines Day!

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Easy Nutella Chocolate Lava Cake Recipe

Chocolate and Valentines Day, Valentines Day and Chocolate. They just go together right?

I mean, really. Have you walked into the grocery lately? Every other aisle, there is a stand of chocolate bars, chocolate hearts, or bears holding chocolate hearts … let’s be real. Although right now, next to that chocolate is queso and guacamole because we are about to have the Superbowl. haha

As I was thinking about which dessert to share with you for this special holiday of l.o.v.e. …. chocolate was a must!

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And what speaks “love” more than a chocolate cake that oozes more chocolate and is topped with fresh raspberries and champagne? Am I right?

Yup… romance is in the air with this Nutella Chocolate Lava Cake finished off with raspberries muddled in champagne.

The past couple years Mike and I have done Valentines Day in. We usually end up buying a big piece of steak that we split and then make a little risotto with roasted veggies. There is just something romantic about having a glass of wine, cooking together in the kitchen and then sitting down for a candlelight dinner (when the kids are down of course).

What I love about doing Valentines Day at home is. First off, you beat the crazy Valentines Day crowd.  Secondly, you save some money because it’s usually cheaper to buy from the grocery store than a restaurant. And thirdly, it means you get to make this easy Nutella Chocolate Lava Cake AND it that makes exactly two servings. Woot Woot! It’s meant to be!

process photos of how to make a simple nutella chocolate lava cake

Here’s the thing about Molten Lava Cakes. They aren’t as intimidating to make as they look.

How to Make Chocolate Lava Cake:

  1. Preheat oven to 395 degrees F.
  2. Grease two small ramekins (8 oz. ramekin) with butter and dusk with cocoa powder. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, add egg, egg yolk, and sugar. Whisk until sugar is dissolved. Set aside.
  4. Add butter and semi-sweet chocolate to a bowl, put in microwave for 45 seconds to 1 minute.
  5. Remove from microwave and stir until chocolate and butter are completely melted.
  6. Add cocoa powder to the egg sugar mixture. Whisk to combine.
  7. Add a little bit of warm chocolate mixture to egg sugar mixture, whisk to combine and temper the eggs. Add the remaining chocolate, stir to combine. It should feel like a thicker batter consistency now.
  8. Fill up two ramekins halfway with chocolate batter.
  9. Add 1 teaspoon of Nutella into each ramekin, right in the center.
  10. Top each ramekin with the remaining chocolate mixture.
  11. Place ramekins on a baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes in the oven. (the cake should spring back a little when you touch it.)

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It looks like it’s a lot of steps but essentially you are making cake batter. Putting half of the batter in the ramekin, adding your molten center (could be peanut butter, caramel, chocolate bar or Nutella) and then topping it with the remaining batter. Bake and done!

The key is the flip. As long as your ramekin is greased and dusted with cocoa powder you should just be able to move a knife along the side and flip it over.

Can Chocolate Lava Cake Be Made Ahead of Time?

Yes. However, ultimately it is best served fresh out of the oven when the center is still molten.

How to Reheat Chocolate Lava Cake

The best way to reheat chocolate lava cake is to place upside down lava cake on a plate and put in the microwave on medium high for 30 seconds to 1 minute. You basically want the center to be melted or molten again.

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Honestly, the first time I made this I was hooked. Chocolate on Chocolate. Yes please!

The center is gooey and warm but combined with the slightly bubbly tart raspberries, it is perfection! Trust me. Cason is already telling me that I need to make him one too on Valentines Day so he can eat it before he goes to bed. 🙂

All that to say, be sure you have the ingredients in your pantry so you’re ready for Valentines and this gooey chocolatey heavenly bite!!

This Nutella Chocolate Lava Cake Recipe is a decadent, romantic, delicious and just a down right sexy dessert. It’s a must make!

Bon Appetit!

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The BEST Nutella Chocolate Lava Cake Recipe with Champagne Raspberries

  • Author: Krista
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 20 mins
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Description

The BEST gooey Nutella Chocolate Lava Cake Recipe you’ll ever make. Easy to follow instruction with maximum chocolate flavor. Topped with Champagne Muddled Raspberries, a decadent dessert for two perfect for date night or Valentines Day! 


Scale

Ingredients

Chocolate Nutella Molten Lava Cake:

  • 3.5 oz. of semi-sweet chocolate
  • 3 tablespoons of butter
  • 1 whole egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/4 cup of white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons of nutella (or chocolate hazelnut spread)
  • extra butter and cocoa to grease and dust the ramekins

Muddled Champagne Raspberries:

  • 1 cup of fresh raspberries
  • 1 tablespoon of champagne

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 395 degrees.
  2. Grease two small ramekins (8 oz. ramekin) with butter and dusk with cocoa powder. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, add egg, egg yolk, and sugar. Whisk until sugar is dissolved, about 2-3 minutes. Set aside.
  4. Add butter and semi-sweet chocolate to a bowl, put in microwave for 45 seconds to 1 minute.
  5. Remove from microwave and stir until chocolate and butter is completely melted.
  6. Add cocoa powder to the egg sugar mixture. Whisk to combine.
  7. Add a little bit of warm chocolate mixture to egg sugar mixture, whisk to combine and temper the eggs. Add the remaining chocolate, stir to combine. It should feel like a thicker batter consistency now.
  8. Fill up two ramekins halfway with chocolate batter.
  9. Add 1 teaspoon of nutella into each ramekin, right in the center. (be careful not to add too much nutella or the cake might have a lava explosion in the oven)
  10. Top each ramekin with the remaining chocolate mixture.
  11. Place ramekins on a baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes in the oven. (the cake should spring back a little when you touch it.
  12. In the mean time add raspberries and champagne to a small bowl, using a fork, mash the raspberries up and let sit for 5 minutes to let the champagne soak in.
  13. Remove chocolate lava cakes from the oven, using a butter knife, gently go around the outside edge then gently flip the lava cake out of the ramekin onto a plate.
  14. Serve with muddled champagne raspberries on top!


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/2 lava cake + raspberries
  • Calories: 309
  • Sugar: 28 g
  • Sodium: 22 mg
  • Fat: 19 g
  • Saturated Fat: 11 g
  • Carbohydrates: 36 g
  • Fiber: 3 g
  • Protein: 5 g
  • Cholesterol: 115 mg

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  1. Clara

    This recipe looks delicious! Unfortunately I don’t have any ramekins, can I use a cupcake pan instead? How long would baking time differ?

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