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Air Fryer Chocolate Molten Lava Cakes

These Chocolate Molten Lava Cakes can be quickly made in your air fryer. With a nice gooey and delicious middle, these molten cakes are the perfect quick dessert.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword air fryer chocolate molten cake, chocolate molten lava cake
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 3 people
Calories 526kcal
Author Tanya


  • 6 Tbsp unsalted butter cut into pieces
  • 4 oz semi-sweet chocolate bar broken into pieces
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 egg yolk from a large egg
  • 3 Tbsp white sugar
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  • pinch of salt


  • Grease 3 6-ounce ramekins and set aside.
  • Melt butter and chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl in for about 1 minute until melted, stirring every 30 seconds. Set aside.
  • In a separate large bowl, use an electric beater and beat egg, egg yolk, vanilla extract, and sugar together until well blended.
  • Then add flour, the chocolate mixture, and a pinch of salt and stir until combined. Pour the mixture into the ramekins, filling each one about halfway.
  • Place in the air fryer basket and air fry on 370 degrees Fahrenheit for 8-10 minutes.
  • Once done air frying, use a clean thick dish towel to remove ramekins from the air fryer basket. Allow cake to cool in a ramekin for about 1 minute. Use a butter knife to loosen the cake from the ramekin and turn over onto a plate. Serve with fresh whipped cream, fresh berries, or topped with powdered sugar and enjoy.



Different air fryer brands will cook these at different speeds, hence the 8-10 minute cook time. These should not take longer than 10 minutes to cook.


Calories: 526kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 40g | Saturated Fat: 24g | Cholesterol: 182mg | Sodium: 31mg | Potassium: 235mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 884IU | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 3mg