air fryer chocolate molten lava

air fryer chocolate molten lava

Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Cooking Time: 10 minutes

Servings: 4

Difficulty Level: Moderate


  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 4 ounces semi-sweet or bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • Pinch of salt
  • Cooking spray or butter for greasing ramekins
  • Optional toppings: vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, berries, or mint leaves


  1. Preheat Air Fryer:
    • Preheat your air fryer to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Prepare Ramekins:
    • Grease four ramekins with cooking spray or butter.
  3. Melt Butter and Chocolate:
    • In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the butter and chopped chocolate together in 30-second intervals, stirring until smooth. Let it cool slightly.
  4. Whisk Eggs and Sugar:
    • In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs, egg yolks, and powdered sugar until well combined.
  5. Add Chocolate Mixture:
    • Gradually whisk the melted chocolate mixture into the egg and sugar mixture.
  6. Add Vanilla and Flour:
    • Stir in the vanilla extract, flour, and a pinch of salt. Mix until just combined.
  7. Fill Ramekins:
    • Divide the batter evenly among the prepared ramekins.
  8. Air Fry:
    • Place the filled ramekins in the preheated air fryer basket. Air fry at 375°F (190°C) for 9-10 minutes. The edges should be set, but the center will be slightly gooey.
  9. Remove and Rest:
    • Carefully remove the ramekins from the air fryer. Allow the molten lava cakes to rest for a minute.
  10. Serve:
    • Run a knife around the edges of the cakes and invert them onto serving plates. The gooey chocolate center should flow out.
  11. Add Toppings (Optional):
    • Garnish with vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, berries, or mint leaves if desired.
  12. Enjoy Your Air Fryer Chocolate Molten Lava Cakes!
    • Serve these indulgent treats immediately for a delightful and gooey chocolate experience.


  • Cooking times may vary depending on your air fryer model and size, so monitor the cakes closely to avoid overcooking.
  • Adjust the level of sweetness by modifying the amount of powdered sugar according to your preference.

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