Copycat Chili’s Molten Lava Cake Recipe

If you asked me my favorite dessert, I would tell you Chili’s Molten Lava Cake without any hesitation!  I don’t know if anything gets better than moist chocolate cake with a gooey center topped with vanilla ice cream and chocolate shell topping.  Seriously, it is perfection!  You’ll be shocked how easy this recipe is to make!

Serves: 4

Copycat Chili's Molten Lava Cake Recipe

10 minPrep Time

15 minCook Time

25 minTotal Time

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  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 6 Tablespoons flour
  • caramel sauce, for drizzling
  • vanilla ice cream
  • Smuckers Chocolate Magic Shell ice cream topping, for drizzling


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. In a microwave-safe bowl combine chocolate chips and butter. Microwave for 2 minutes and whisk until smooth.
  3. Whisk in powdered sugar until combined.
  4. Add 3 eggs and 1 egg yolk, and whisk until combined.
  5. Add vanilla and flour and mix again.
  6. Generously spray four 1 cup oven-safe cups with cooking spray, and evenly fill with batter.
  7. Bake on a cookie sheet in the oven for 13-15 minutes until the outer edges are set and the center is still soft.
  8. Remove from oven and let cool for 2-3 minutes before inverting onto a plate drizzled with caramel sauce.
  9. Top cake with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and drizzle magic shell topping on top.


Recipe adapted from I Wash, You Dry



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11 Responses to “Copycat Chili’s Molten Lava Cake Recipe”

  1. Loved this super easy recipe. I wasn’t sure how the large amount of confectioners sugar and the small amount of flour would work out in a “cake”, but it was fantastic. Now one of my grandkid’s go-to dessert recipes. Thanks

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