Chocolate lava cake is one of the most decadent and most impressive desserts that you can make. The chocolate cake just barely holds together around a molten chocolate filling, giving the dessert two different textures, as well as a tremendous amount of chocolate flavor. Like chocolate souffles, chocolate lava cakes enjoy a reputation of being difficult to make and requiring a lot of last minute preparation. While it is true that these cakes are best made shortly before you want to serve them, it is not true that they are hard to make. In fact, these cakes are surprisingly easy and with the Chocolate Lava Cake recipe I shared on the Craftsy blog (it’s free!) this week, you and your Valentine can indulge in dessert-for-two at home this weekend with very little fuss.
If you don’t want to stick to the classic dark chocolate cake, you can also take a peek at my vanilla-scented White Chocolate Lava Cakes or the salty-sweet Salted Caramel-Filled Molten Chocolate Cakes! Better yet, try your hand at all the cake recipes and see which flavor you like the best. Who needs dinner when you can have dessert!