These chocolate lava cakes are a new and delicious discovery here at our little apartment in Japan. I looked up several recipes on Pinterest and tried one but it wasn’t quite right so after changing a few things I think I now have the perfect, super fast, delicious and great-to-make-in-a-tiny-apartment-when-you-don’t-have-an-oven recipe! I hope you enjoy these as much as we do. And let me know what delicious variations you come up with. Happy chocolating!
5 minute Chocolate Lava Cakes
- ¼ cup all purpose flour (強力粉 in Japan works great)
- 6 Tablespoons sugar
- 3 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 egg – beaten
- 3 Tablespoons milk
- 1 Tablespoon melted butter (or vegetable oil)
- 10 chocolate chips or 2 truffles*
In a small bowl mix together flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder, salt, egg, milk, and melted butter. Divide between 2 mugs, ramekins or small ceramic bowls. Push 5 chocolate chips or 1 truffle into each mug*.
Microwave on high for 1 minute 30 seconds. It will still look a little gooey but don’t over bake it! Serve immediately. Makes 2 servings.
It’s quite fabulous with a little scoop of vanilla ice cream on top or a little sprinkled powdered sugar.
*You can also use caramels, Andes mints or peanut butter in place of the chocolate chips in the middle.