The ultimate French Chocolate lava cake recipe

The “fondant au chocolat” is simple and really quick to make. Everyone loves a good chocolate dessert, and this one will convince all your family and friends.

It’s the favorite recipe of my little brother, who always asks for it on every birthday.



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About this Recipe

The chocolate lava cake is one of my favorite recipes. As a real food lover, it’s really hard for me to pick a favorite recipe, but this one has a particular flavor, thanks to my family.

This recipe is the most famous one by my stepmother. This simple French recipe is our must-have. We all have at least the ingredients to do this recipe in our pantries.

You don’t need a lot of fancy ingredients or material and you’ll only need few minutes to create this really nice dessert.

Find here the links to the material I used for this recipe.


  • 200g (1+ 3/4 stick) unsalted butter
  • 200g (7 oz) dark chocolate
  • 180g (3/4 cup + 3 tbsp) granulated sugar
  • 90g (2/3 cup + 1tbsp) all-purpose flour
  • 6 eggs

These five little ingredients could save your life. LITERALLY ! Did you already have some friends who decided to come over for a last-minute dinner, and you don’t have any time to buy a dessert ? Even if your guests are already at home, it will only take you 10 minutes to do this lovely desserts and 10 more minutes to cook this beauty. This chocolate lava cake is a life saver !

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

Preheat your oven at 190°C (375°F). Prepare your baking pan with some butter and flour or with greaseproof paper.

Step 2

Melt the butter and the chocolate together in your microwave. If you don’t have one, you could simply melt them in a saucepan on the heat.

Step 3

Whisk your eggs with sugar. Add in the melted chocolate and butter and begin to stir.

Finally, add the flour and mix until everything is well combined.

Step 4

Pour the mix into your baking pan and put your cake in the oven for 10 to 12 minutes. (The cooking time totally depends on your oven, I advise you to try to see what work the best in yours).

Step 5

To know if the fondant au chocolat is well cooked, the edge of the cake should be cooked, and a crust should have appeared on all the cake, but still be a little bit uncooked in the middle.

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