Nutella lava cake

photo of a nutella lava cake with a spoon

I’ve mentioned this before but the BF loves lava cakes. I do too. Piping hot, oozing rich chocolate cake. What’s not to love?

photo of a lava cake on a plate

I’ve been wanting to try a Nutella lava cake for a while. The original recipe I found had a few too many steps and eggs for my liking. So instead, I decided to play around with a lava cake recipe I have been using for a long time and added some Nutella to it.

photo of a lava cake with nutella oozing out

The cakes came out perfectly. The middle of the cakes are full of gooey chocolate and Nutella. I didn’t think it was possible to improve on a lava cake, but the melted nutella makes it even better.

photo of a nutella lava cake

These cakes not only taste great but are pretty simple to make.

Nutella Lava Cakes

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 27 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 cakes

These cakes not only taste great but are pretty simple to make.


  • 4 oz semisweet chocolate chopped
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 6 tbsp Nutella


  1. Melt chocolate and butter in the microwave, in thirty-second intervals and stirring in between until it is completely melted and mixed.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk the eggs and sugar until light and fluffy. Add chocolate mixture into the eggs. Add flour and mix until incorporated.

  3. Grease 6 cupcake/muffin molds. Fill each about 3/4 full with batter. Then put a generous tablespoon of Nutella in the middle of each.

  4. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 350°F or about 10-12 minutes. The cake should be cooked on the sides but still gooey in the center.

  5. Remove cakes carefully and turn upside down onto plate. You may need to use a knife gently along the sides of the muffin molds. Serve while warm.
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Nutella chocolate lava cake

21 comments on “Nutella lava cake”

  1. Lava cakes are always so delicious!

  2. OMG. I am kind of addicted to nutella, so this is of course blowing my mind right now. Looks SO good!!!

    • I really enjoy these. And the nutella doesnt get lost into the recipe since it’s just a big blog of gooey nutella in the middle.

  3. yum!! and i thought you can’t get any better than a regular lava cake. I’m craving a big spoonful of nutella right now.

  4. I baked this tonight, sooo delicious!!! Thank you so much for the recipe ;–)

  5. I love Nutella and I love lava cakes. Something tells me I should try this…

  6. Hi Kirbie, can I ask if the sugar used icing sugar or regular sugar..?

  7. could you use chocolate chips instead of chopped chocolate?

  8. Hi Kirbie,

    Your nutella recipe seems fantastic and i am so tempted to try it!But i have a question?What if i want to make a big nutella lava cake for many people for, let’s say a party?Ok,i will multiply the ingredients accordingly but how this affects the cooking time or the temperature?And where is the best possible option to bake it in?Anything else you want to suggest in that case?Be my guest!

    Thank you!

    • Hi Helen, I would suggest if you are making a lot, you still make them as individual lava cakes baked in ramekins. Because if you try to do a giant one, then most likely the time it takes to cook the cake will be too long and the inside with no longer be like lava. If you do a lot of individual ones, I don’t think the cooking time will change much. It might take slightly longer. Temperature should stay the same too.

  9. Hello, I just want to ask about the type of flour you used! As in, plain, all-purpose..?
    These look great btw, I can’t wait to try them for myself 🙂

  10. Such a simple recipe..and so ridiculously delicious!! Big hit with the bf…im guessing its going to become a regular now :)) thank u!

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