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5 Minute Chocolate Truffle Lava Cake and a Giveaway

photo of Chocolate Truffle Lava Cake

Thank goodness it’s Friday. This week seems to have taken forever. I’m celebrating the end of the week with this amazingly easy chocolate truffle lava cake.

Chocolate truffles are decadent and rich. So you can imagine how a cake made with chocolate truffles tastes right? And ready in about 5 minutes? This may be one of my most dangerous creations yet.
close-up photo of Chocolate Truffle Lava Cake
It’s a variation on my beloved mug cakes. It can be made in a mug, and in fact I prepped the ingredients in a mug. You can cook it directly in a mug but if you want a fancier presentation and if you have some individual silicone cupcake molds, you can cook it in those and then flip them upside down and sprinkle some powdered sugar.

Lindt, which is often known for their truffle balls, recently released a new product: EXCELLENCE diamond collection. The collection contains individually wrapped, diamond shaped, dark chocolates. The chocolates are very creamy, reminiscent of their truffles. I decided to combine the truffle balls and the diamond chocolates to create this chocolate truffle lava cake.
photo of two packages of Lindt chocolates
The base of the cake is made with melted chocolate truffles. The center is stuffed with dark chocolate pieces which melt and become molten-like during the cooking.

overhead photo of lindt chocolate

Definitely give this a try.
photo of Chocolate Truffle Lava Cakes on a plate with figs
Note: if you aren’t using a silicone molds, you can easily make this in a mug or ramekins, however I suggest you leave it in there and don’t try to remove the cake. It’s hard to remove and if you spray the cups first, it will make the cake wet and not very eye-pleasing when it’s done. The silicone molds do not need to be sprayed and the cake slip out easily, making them perfect if you need a good presentation.

Now onto the giveaway. Lindt is giving two of my lucky readers a bag of the new EXCELLENCE Diamond Collection chocolates. Contest is only open to US Residents. Contest runs until Friday September 20, 2013 at 11:59 PM PST. I will draw two winners using To enter, leave a comment at the end of this post telling me what you’re favorite Lindt collection and/or flavor is. I’m always looking to try new items so I’m curious if there have been any I missed!

5 Minute Chocolate Truffle Lava Cake

Servings: 1
Prep Time: 4 minutes
Cook Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 5 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Chocolate truffles are decadent and rich. So you can imagine how a cake made with chocolate truffles tastes right? And ready in about 5 minutes? This easy chocolate truffle lava cake may be one of my most dangerous creations yet.


  • 3 Lindt truffle balls or about 1/4 cup of chopped truffle chocolates
  • 4 tbsp fat free milk
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 Lindt diamond dark chocolate pieces


  • In a mug, combine truffles and 3 tbsp of milk (reserving 1 tbsp). Microwave for about 20 seconds. Stir with whisk until chocolate is completely melted. add in the flour, baking powder, sugar, and remaining milk and stir again until batter is smooth.
  • Divide each chocolate diamond into 4 pieces. If just cooking in the mug, put 6 pieces into center, making sure that the batter completely covers them. Eat the remaining 2 pieces or save for another time. Microwave for 1 minute. Top of cake should be dry to the touch. Let cake cool slightly before eating.
  • If cooking in small ramekins or silicone cupcake molds, divide batter into two. Add 3 pieces of chocolate to the center of each. Cook each separately for 30 seconds or until top is dry and not gooey. If using silicone molds, they should easily slide out once you turn the cakes upside down. If using ramekins, I suggest you leave in the ramekin as indicated in my note in the above post.

The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.

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58 comments on “5 Minute Chocolate Truffle Lava Cake and a Giveaway”

  1. Oo this is just too easy! I love the dark chocolate with sea salt 🙂

  2. I love Lindt’s milk chocolate truffles! Can’t wait to try this recipe!

  3. When we’d go to Borders when I was a child, I always, always used to get one of their truffles. Mostly the white chocolate one but I switched it up sometimes (:

  4. I just tried their new collection at a store, the HELLO collection. I tried a few of the little bars- they’re really good! Same texture as the truffle balls, but in a bar form that’s fairly easy to share with others. The fillings are very flavorful and come in a whole bunch of fun and different flavors. So I’d recommend checking those out if you haven’t already.

  5. I love Lindt truffles! I buy bags of them every winter holiday season.

  6. I like most Lindt chocolates but I’ve always had a soft spot for the peanut butter truffle – so good!

  7. Oh Lindt, I see those bags and I go weak in the knees. I am in love with %60 Extra Dark Lindors. The darker the better for me (just sayin’ – in case I m win)

  8. Intense Orange. Fabulous!

  9. I love the Lindt white chocolate truffles! They melt in your mouth, super heavenly! <3

  10. Love the Lindt 70% dark chocolate bars. Yummy and supposedly healthy. Have not tried the truffles yet.

  11. Oh, the question should be which one DON’T I like because I love them all! My favorite is the chocolate caramel squares.

  12. lindt dark chocolate with sea salt!

  13. Dark chocolate sea salt, hands down.

  14. The milk chocolate truffle balls! My husband and I had to make a rule that we can only buy them if they’re on sale or we’d get them all the time.

  15. My favorite would be the dark chocolate truffles. When I was little, my mom would bring assorted truffles home and trading the colorful wrapped balls with my sisters was serious business.

  16. Anything dark chocolate! I just bought the silicone cupcake holders – this cake is a must-try!

  17. the Lindt chocolate orange is my favorite

  18. peanut butter chocolate is always the best.

  19. Anything with chocolate and caramel is my first choice

  20. I adore their White Chocolate Coconut bars and will gladly eat a whole bar in one sitting. 🙂

  21. love the lindt milk choco truffles!

  22. I like Lindt 70%.

  23. Lindt milk chocolate with almonds or hazelnuts.

  24. I love the caramel squares!!!

  25. Dark Chocolate with sea salt for me!

  26. Dark Chocolate with Sea Salt

  27. I love the sea salt caramel bar!

  28. My favorite is the dark chocolate with sea salt — so good!

  29. My favorite flavor of Lindt chocolate is the chili one. The touch of warmth from the chili gives it a bit of a warm flavor that I love.

  30. hmm I love caramel lindt chocolate!

  31. Lindt caramel truffles are an indulgence of mine. 🙂

  32. I just made the Baked brownies (recipe from your site!) with Lindt’s 70% cocoa bars and they were delicious!

  33. The new Hello collection is my favorite with strawberry cheesecake being #1! I just wish that I could find it somewhere beside Target though since there are no Targets near me.

  34. My favorite Lindt is the caramel.

  35. I usually buy the assorted truffled because I love all of them! LOL. I suppose my favorite is probably the hazelnut truffle!

  36. The Lindt Lindor peanut butter truffles are dangerously good–I can probably polish off an entire bag by myself.

  37. I love the milk chocolate Lindor truffles!

  38. this is my entry : i love caramel squares.

  39. Lindt Stracciatella Truffles!

  40. I love the dark chocolate with caramel.

  41. I LOVE all things chocolate! Lindt milk chocolate truffles simply melt in my mouth!

  42. I’ve only ever had the milk chocolate truffles. But I just spent a few (10?) minutes on their website and now want the truffles milk chocolate bar. Yes, the truffle taste from a ball made into a bar. Oh my. Either that or the hazelnut chocolate bars. Oh I can’t pick just one thing!

  43. I LOVE their White Chocolate truffles!

    Thank you for the nice giveaway!


  44. White chocolate is the best! They have a whole store in England.

  45. Coffee truffles

  46. Dark chocolate truffles are my favorite. 🙂

  47. Raspberry Lindt truffles (:

  48. i would love to try sea salt chocolate!

  49. Extra dark! 70% or plus

  50. My favorite is the extra creamy milk chocolate bar. I am not a fan of the XX% Cocoa bars or the dark chocolate.

  51. Dsrk chocolate with sea salt for sure! The best!

  52. My favorite is the Excellence Intense Mint Bar

  53. Easy – dark chocolate with sea salt. YUM.

  54. I can’t choose which one is my favorite because they are all so good!! But I really have been wanting to try the white chocolate coconut one!

  55. If this isn’t a little bit of heaven I don’t know what is. Truffles baked in a cake that only takes 5 minutes to make. Bliss.

  56. Milk chocolate. Definitely. It sets off the dark chocolate pieces perfectly. One can never have too much chocolate.

  57. Mint truffles!

  58. My favorite variety is their dark chocolate orange.

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