Desserts for Two: Chocolate Lava Cakes

Desserts for Two: Chocolate Lava Cakes

Desserts for two chocolate lava cakes are a perfect recipe when you want a special dessert at home. Gooey chocolate filled centre that melt in your mouth chocolate lava cakes with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, reminds me of eating in a French restaurant. The perfect chocolate pudding dessert to make from scratch at home as they are super quick and only 5 ingredients. I have adapted my entertaining recipe just for 2, so you can indulge without having to eat pudding all week.


  • Dark chocolate 70% – 40g (about 9 small squares)
  • Unsalted butter – 40g (just under 3 tbsp)
  • Castor sugar – 40g  (just under 1/4 cup)
  • Spelt or Plain Flour – 20g (about 1.5 tablespoons)
  • Egg – 1
  • Pinch of salt flakes


  1. OVEN preheat oven 170˚C fan/ gas mark 3.
  2. GREASE:  two ovenproof 9cm ramekins with melted butter and sprinkle with a little cocoa powder. I have also made them in my muffin tray for larger amounts.
  3. MELT:  butter and chocolate in a double saucepan. Set aside cool slightly.
  4. BEAT: egg and sugar till light and airy for about 2mins.
  5. BEAT: in melted butter and chocolate mixture, then flour. Mix until blended completely.
  6. BAKE for about 10–12 mins (depending on your oven). These puddings are best slightly under cooked. If they look wobbly in the centre then remove them and they will set a little more out of the oven.
  7. COOL for about 2–3 mins before serving.
  8. REMOVE the pudding gently remove with a knife around the sides.
  9. SERVE straight away with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Sue Maree P Baking Tips

  • Remember you can prepare the batter up to 2-3 days before baking and rest the puddings in the refrigerator then you can bake the chocolate puddings closer to the time you require.
  • Baking for guests double or triple this recipe depending on how many puddings needed.