Easy Homemade Chocolate Lava Cake (Air Fryer Recipe)

Hi, you probably find yourself constantly on the hunt for that perfect dessert recipe to satisfy your sweet cravings. Well, search no more because I've got a foolproof recipe for you today - a delectable homemade Chocolate Lava Cake that's ready in under 15 minutes!
This recipe is a real game-changer, especially if you're a fan of the sinfully delightful Dominos Lava Cake. Once you try this homemade version, there's no turning back - warm, indulgent chocolate cake with a molten, sinful gooey center that practically oozes out when you cut into it. You can pair it with fresh-cut fruits, a dollop of whipped cream, or your favorite ice cream - and trust me, you'll feel like you're in dessert heaven.

30g Unsalted Butter
30g 70% Dark Chocolate (I use Beryl's Milk Chocolate)
36g Soft Dark Brown Sugar
1 Egg (room temperature)
1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
15g All-Purpose Flour
A pinch of salt

  1. Start by preheating your trusty air fryer to 200°C. While it's heating up, combine the butter and chopped dark chocolate in a double boiler, melting them together over low heat. Stir until you have a velvety smooth mixture. Alternatively, you can use the microwave method - simply place the butter and chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl and heat in 30-second intervals, stirring until fully melted.
  2. In a spacious mixing bowl, gather your eggs, sugar, and a pinch of salt. Beat them together on medium speed until you achieve a thick and pale yellow consistency.
  3. It's time for the star of the show! Add the melted chocolate mixture and flour to the egg mixture. Combine everything gently, ensuring it's perfectly mixed.
  4. Grease and flour your ramekins, then transfer the luscious batter into them. Pop them into your air fryer for a quick 5 to 6 minutes. You'll know they're ready when the edges are firm but the center is beautifully jiggly. Give it a moment to cool in the ramekins for about a minute.
  5. Now for the grand finale! Place a small dessert plate over the top of each ramekin and with a hint of anticipation, flip it over. This will release the chocolate lava cake onto the plate. Let it sit there for a tantalizing 10 seconds, then gently remove the ramekin. Finish by sprinkling some powdered sugar on top and garnishing with your favorite berries if you desire. Serve immediately.
Can you believe how easy it is to whip up these molten chocolate lava cakes at home? With just a handful of ingredients, you can create a dessert that's not only rich and chocolatey but also elegant enough for special occasions yet simple enough for your everyday cravings.

So, there you have it - a quick and scrumptious dessert that's perfect for two (or just for you, I won't judge). Give it a try, and I promise you won't regret it. Your taste buds will thank you, and your friends and family will be clamoring for the recipe. Enjoy this heavenly slice of indulgence and happy baking!