Molten Nutella Lava Cakes (4 Ingredients!)

Whether it’s date night or a dinner party, these Molten Nutella Lava Cakes are the perfect dessert. These fancy looking cakes are just 4 ingredients and taste just like traditional molten chocolate cakes, but are Nutella flavored instead.

No Nutella cakes were wasted in the making of this recipe. I went through 5 different trials in coming up with this recipe and Mr. K happily contributed by sitting at the kitchen counter, eating all of the flops. Okay, I ate a few also. I just couldn’t resist. Even the failed ones were delicious.

I’m excited that the holidays are here, but I really wish that they were spaced farther apart. I’ve barely recovered from Thanksgiving and now I feel behind on putting up my tree, getting my holiday cards mailed, buying presents, etc.

You might recall I previously shared a 4 Ingredient Molten Nutella Lava Mug Cake. While I adore that recipe, this one isn’t the same. This one has eggs and follows the traditional method of making molten chocolate cakes. The end result is a delicious one and one that you can plate and dress up.

Molten Nutella Lava Cakes


  • 1 large egg + 1 egg yolk
  • 2 tbsp granulated white sugar
  • 3 1/2 oz Nutella spread (weighted; approx 1/3 cup)
  • 2 tbsp all purpose flour


1. Preheat oven to 425F. In a stand mixer, add egg, egg yolk and sugar. Using whisk attachment, whisk on high speed until egg mixture more than doubles in volume and thickens (about 3 minutes).

2. Thoroughly grease the insides of two (4 oz) ramekins with butter. Make sure you don't miss any spots, especially along the bottom of the ramekin, otherwise the cakes won't pop out properly. Lightly flour the inside of the ramekins. Turn ramekins upside down and hit a few times against counter so that any excess flour falls out.

3. Add Nutella to a large mixing bowl. Warm in microwave for approximately 30-50 seconds. Add in egg mixture and flour. Using a spatula, gently fold egg and flour into the Nutella until ingredients are mixed and batter is smooth and uniform.

4. Pour batter evenly into the two ramekins. Place ramekins on a baking sheet and place into the middle section of the oven (do not place too high or too low of a position in the oven because it may lead to uneven cooking). Bake for approximately 11 minutes. Watch carefully. The top of the cakes should be just cooked but the middle of the cake is not completely set.

5. Let cake cool in ramekins for about 3 minutes. Use a spatula and run around the edges of the cake to loosen the cake. Place your dessert plate, inverted, on top of ramekin. Pressing the plate on top of the ramekin (with gloves as the ramekin should still be quite hot), very carefully and quickly, turn over so that the plate is now at the bottom and the ramekin is upside down. (You need to do this in one fluid motion, which may take some practice at first. Otherwise, the liquid lava filling will tumble out too quickly and break through the bottom layer of the cake. It's still edible, but not quite as pretty.) Gently tap the upside down ramekin to ensure cake has popped into plate. Lift up ramekin. Serve with fruit, ice cream, chocolate sauce, etc.

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6 comments on “Molten Nutella Lava Cakes (4 Ingredients!)”

  1. These will be a huge hit in a dinner party! Looks absolutely spectacular! Saving for later. 🙂

  2. I JUST finished eating this.. Can i just say this THEE BEST thing i’ve made. Ever. My ramekins could only hold 350 Farenheit but it was made in the same time.. in about 15-16 minutes, with ice-cream at the side. Good god, it was amazing.. During spring breaks or after exams, I’m going to try other of your recipes. Not that I’m gonna stop making THIS one. 😉 This was perfection, it’s probably going to be a regular. Thanks. 

  3. Hello how many calories is one cake?

    • I do not provide nutritional information for recipes. There are many websites out there that you can input a recipe to get the information you need. I recommend trying caloriecount or myfitnesspal

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