Lava Cake


  • 4oz dark chocolate
  • 3.5oz unsalted butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 3.5 tbsp bakers sugar
  • 1.5 tbsp of self-rising flour
  • 3 tbsp cocoa powder – to coat ramekins
  • 1 tbsp butter – to coat ramekins


  1. Put chocolate in a pot and melt it over simmering water. Add 3.5oz of butter when the chocolate is half melted.
  2. Stir occasionally until it has a good, smooth consistency.
  3. Break the eggs into a large mixing bowl and add the sugar.
  4. Whisk the eggs and sugar until frothy.
  5. Add the chocolate mix to the egg mix and mix well. Add the flour. Fold and mix until it has an even consistency.
  6. Grease 4 oven proof ramekins with 1 tbsp butter and sprinkle cocoa powder until all insides of the ramekin are well coated. Fill to about ¾ full with the mixture.
  7. Place 1 ramekin in air fryer. You will have to work in batches. Air fry for 6-7 minutes at 375°F.
  8. Remove and allow to cool for 3 minutes.
  9. Carefully turn the ramekin over onto a plate and tap the bottom of the ramekin with a butter knife to release the cake.

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