These easy Molten Chocolate Lava Cakes for Two are perfectly portioned, no mixer required, and take 30 minutes start to finish! Great for date night or Valentine’s Day dessert!

unsalted butter chopped dark chocolate granulated sugar salt large eggs all-purpose flour vanilla ice cream fresh raspberries

1. Preheat oven to 375F.  Butter two 1-cup ramekins generously, and dust evenly with cocoa powder.

2. Microwave the butter and chocolate in 30-second intervals, stirring in between, until melted and glossy.  Let cool for 2 minutes.

3. Whisk in the sugar and salt, then eggs.  Whisk the eggs vigorously until the mixture thickens, about one minute. Stir in the flour.

4. Divide batter among the two ramekins set on a baking sheet.

5. Bake for 12-15 minutes, until cakes are slightly risen, the edges look puffed and dry, the top is shiny and the middles still look a bit jiggly.

6. Allow the cakes to cool in the ramekins for two minutes, then carefully invert onto plates using a towel or oven mitt.