Chocolate Espresso Lava Cakes

This chocolate espresso molten lava cake is the treat you need after a long week at work! You deserve a dessert that will have you savoring every bite!

Chocolate Espresso Molten Lava Cakes Recipe

Blasting with flavors of chocolate and espresso — and I like mine topped with a scoop of vanilla or peanut butter ice cream. You can’t go wrong with this lava cake recipe!

Chocolate Espresso Molten Lava Cakes

The best part? This is a dessert recipe for two people! No more making huge cakes when it’s just the two of you! Whipping up this classy dessert is easy – all you need is a few ingredients and a couple of ramekins. This chocolate espresso lava cake is the perfect dessert to cap off a romantic date night, or just a casual dessert for those times you need a little extra sweetness in your life.

Dessert for Two: Chocolate Espresso Lava Cake

Molten Chocolate Espresso Cakes Recipe

Enjoy this class dessert with a glass of milk!

Don’t forget these ramekins!

Yields 2

Chocolate Espresso Lava Cakes

A recipe for two individual chocolate espresso molten lava cakes. Add ice cream and chocolate syrup to make this recipe extra special!

15 minPrep Time

20 minCook Time

35 minTotal Time

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1/2 cup of stick butter
1/4 cup milk chocolate; chopped
1 cup powdered sugar
2 whole eggs
2 egg yolks
6 Tbsp flour
1 tsp instant espresso powder
DOVE® Milk Chocolate Candies
Coffee ice cream
Dark chocolate sauce
Fresh raspberries


  • Preheat oven to 425°F
  • Combine butter and chocolate in a small saucepan; melt over low heat, stirring occasionally, until you have a smooth consistency and chocolate is melted. Remove from heat
  • Whisk in powdered sugar until smooth
  • Whisk in eggs and egg yolks until smooth
  • Whisk in flour and espresso powder until smooth
  • Grease 2 8oz ramekins and place them on a baking sheet
  • Divide half of the batter between the 2 ramekins, place two DOVE Milk Chocolate candies in the center of each ramekin and top with remaining batter
  • Bake 12 minutes or until centers are set
  • Let cool in ramekins 3 minutes
  • Invert cakes onto individual serving plates
  • Serve warm topped with ice cream, chocolate sauce and raspberries
  • Makes 2 servings.
Recipe Type: Dessert

I hope you enjoyed this chocolate espresso molten lava cake recipe.