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Lava Cake with Raspberry Sorbet

Is there any flavor combination more rich and perfect than chocolate and raspberryNo, no there isn’t. Although this lava cake can really be paired with whatever flavor of ice cream you fancy, there’s something about raspberry sorbet and lava cake that really hits the spot for me.

My craving for lava cake all started at this tweet:

That is no way to eat lava cake. It must be treated like royalty. So, I had to make my own and take beautiful pictures of it to cleanse my soul and make things right with the lava cake gods.

This easy recipe for lava cake is simple and flavorful. It’s best served warm, so if you’re planning to serve with ice creamโ€“โ€“ eat quickly! The sweetness of the raspberry on this lava cake also blends well with the rich, dark chocolate.

It will yield four ramekins, so perfect for a small gathering… or extra dessert for date night… or four cakes for yourself. Really, whatever floats your boat. There are no wrong answers when it comes to lava cake.

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Lava Cake with Raspberry Sorbet
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 oz bittersweet baker’s chocolate
  • 2 oz semi-sweet baker’s chocolate
  • 1 1/4 cups confectioner’s sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp extra dark cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup + 3 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • raspberry sorbet
1. Preheat oven to 425ยบF and butter or spray 4 ramekins.2. Melt together butter, bittersweet chocolate and semi-sweet chocolate until smooth, using the microwave at 20 second intervals or a double-boiler.3. Stir in confectioner’s sugar until well-blended.4. When chocolate mixture is slightly cooler, add eggs and egg yolks, one at a time. Add vanilla.5. Whisk together flour, cocoa powder and salt in a separate bowl and add to wet ingredients. Divide mixture between ramekins.6. Bake for 12-14 minutes, or until tops of cakes look formed.7. Remove from oven and let cool for one minute before inverting onto plates. Serve warm with sorbet.

Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 4 lava cakes





Lava Cake with Raspberry Sorbet

  1. Kristy Bullard says:

    These lava cakes look delicious! We always order lava cakes when we go on Carnival cruises. Those cakes come with vanilla ice cream, but I bet the raspberry sorbet is even better!

  2. I love Sorbet. I don’t have a huge sweet tooth but sorbet always hits the spot. This looks like such a cute idea for a special occasion dessert.

  3. That is such a lovely cake! It doesn’t look all that difficult to make either – which is fantastic since I’m not a very good baker LOL

  4. says:

    This looks like one of my all time best desserts! I love choc puddings and the idea of this and raspberry sorbet sounds perfect.

  5. says:

    This looks and sounds divine. I love raspberry and chocolate combinations it makes for such a rich and sophisticated dish.

  6. This cake looks AMAZING!!! Wow! Will have to try that recipe!

  7. Oh my goodness. Idk why I always thought making lava cakes were so difficult. This recipe looks amazing and simple to make. I will be trying this

  8. I love chocolate and raspberry together. This looks like a delicious dessert.

  9. says:

    I love lava cake, the gooey chocolate coming out of the middle is to die for. This recipe looks delicious, will have do soon.

  10. says:

    Oh wow, this looks delicious and really quick and easy to make too. Thanks for sharing this lovely recipe with us.

  11. says:

    This lava cake really looks so delicious and tasty, I would love to try it for our family desserts. Thank you for sharing it with us.

  12. Oh my God! This looks so delicious that I almost want to give up my low-carb diet!

  13. says:

    ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ Hello sweet dear! Fellow lava cake worshipper here.โ˜บ๏ธ I totally agree with you – there is no wrong way to eat lava cake but pairing it with raspberry sorbet and a fresh raspberry is oh so perfect. Thanks for the recipe definitely saving and making soon!! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ˜‹ Xoxo Evelyn,

  14. says:

    What a very delectable dessert. Raspberry and chocolate really makes a perfect match. Looks like a dessert from a fancy restaurant.

  15. Seems like a very good cake! I’d love for my sister to make this she LOVES to bake, I have to send her this link. Thanks for sharing!

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