Make a scrumptious Air Fryer Chocolate Lava Cake with 5 minutes prep and 10 minutes cooking time! Easy recipe makes 2 gooey molten lava cakes!
Make a scrumptious Air Fryer Chocolate Lava Cake with 5 minutes prep and 10 minutes cooking time! Easy recipe makes 2 gooey molten lava cakes!

Now that summer is officially upon us, I decided to share a recipe for a delicious dessert that can be easily made in an air fryer! Because this simple, decadent recipe only takes 5 minutes to prepare, and takes only 10 minutes in an air fryer, it won’t heat up your kitchen too much!

If you’ve neve tried a chocolate molten lava cake before, you’re in for a TREAT! Once an air fryer chocolate lava cake has cooked, it is allowed to cool for just a few minutes. Then once you take the first forkful out of it, the fudgy, chocolate center oozes out of the cake… just like a lava flow! It is wonderfully delicious, and today I want to show you how simple they are to make.

You will need an air fryer for this recipe! I received mine several years ago as a birthday gift from family, and it is a hot-air driven appliance. Food cooks with super hot air (like a convection oven) in shorter amounts of time. I found the original recipe in a recipe booklet that came with my Cosori air fryer, and love it. Here’s how to make air fryer chocolate lava cake:

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Make The Batter For The Chocolate Lava Cakes

TIP: To save time, preheat your air fryer to 320°F. while making the cake batter. The batter takes 5 minutes or less to make, and you want the air fryer preheated and ready to use, once the batter is made.

To make the cake batter, place semi-sweet (or dark) chocolate chips and butter in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave on High power for 30 seconds. Remove from microwave and stir the ingredients until completely smooth. If necessary, put the bowl back in the microwave an additional 15-30 seconds if chocolate did not completely melt on the first try. Stir again. Once done, the chocolate and butter mixture should be smooth.

Butter and chocolate chips are melted in a microwave safe bowl.Bowl with melted butter and melted chocolate chips, stirred until smooth.

Whisk powdered sugar, one egg, and one egg YOLK into the chocolate batter until fully combined. Once combined, fold flour into this mixture until incorporated. The batter will be fairly thick when done. TA DA! This is the batter for the lava cakes, and you can see how simple it is to make, right?

An egg, an egg yolk, and powdered sugar are whisked in bowl until combined.Flour is folded into the thick batter for the air fryer chocolate lava cake.

Ready For The Air Fryer

Generously grease, spray or butter the bottom and sides of two 4″ ramekins, and then dust them with flour. Don’t skip this step! You do NOT want the lava cakes to stick to the ramekin once they’re ready to be plated!

Evenly divide the batter between the two ramekins, then place them into the preheated air fryer basket. Cook at 320°F. for 10 minutes. When done, transfer the ramekins from the basket onto a wire rack, and allow them to cool slightly for 4-5 minutes.

Ramekins are buttered or greased, then coated with flour before adding lava cake batter.Air Fryer Chocolate Lava Cake is cooked in an air fryer basket for 10 minutes.

Cool, Then Remove Cake From Ramekin

Once the air fryer chocolate lava cake has cooled (4-5 minutes), run a butter knife carefully around the inside edge of each ramekin. Carefully invert the ramekins (turn upside down), one at a time onto serving plates. If greased well, the cake should turn out EASILY onto the plate, upside down. Now you’re ready to decorate and serve this amazing dessert!

After cooling for 5 minutes, the air fryer chocolate lava cake is inverted onto a plate.

Serving The Air Fryer Chocolate Lava Cake

Generously sift additional powdered sugar over the top of each air fryer chocolate lava cake. If desired, place a scoop of vanilla ice cream and some berries onto each plate, and serve while still hot. When you cut into the lava cake, the fudgy chocolate filling should slowly ooze out from the center of the cake. It’s SO YUMMY!

Dusted with powdered sugar, air fryer chocolate lava cake is served with ice cream and raspberries.

Hot melted chocolate oozes out of the air fryer chocolate lava cake once cut.

I hope you have the chance to try this delicious dessert! I’m confident you and those you love will love it as much as we do… it’s decadent tasting. Thanks for stopping by, and I invite you to come back soon for more family-friendly recipes. Take care, may God bless you, and have a GREAT day!

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Original recipe source: Cosori Air Fryer Instruction Manual/Recipe Booklet, page 36.

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Air Fryer Chocolate Lava Cake
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 

Make a scrumptious Air Fryer Chocolate Lava Cake with 5 minutes prep and 10 minutes cooking time! Easy recipe makes 2 gooey molten lava cakes!

Category: Desssert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fryer chocolate lava cake
Servings: 2 cakes
Calories Per Serving: 598 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • ¼ cup butter (½ stick), cut in chunks
  • cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (can substitute dark)
  • ½ cup powdered sugar + more for dusting finished cake
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 3 Tablespoons all purpose flour
Instructions
  1. Preheat air fryer at 320°F. for 5 minutes, while making cake batter. Generously grease, spray or butter bottom/sides of two 4" ramekins; then dust with flour.

Make Cake Batter
  1. Place chocolate chips and butter in microwave safe bowl. Microwave on HIGH for 30 seconds. Remove from microwave; stir until smooth. **If necessary, put bowl back in microwave additional 15-30 seconds to finish melting chocolate. Stir again until mixture is smooth.

  2. Whisk powdered sugar, egg, and one egg YOLK into chocolate batter until fully combined. Fold flour in, until incorporated. Batter will be fairly thick. Evenly divide batter between two ramekins, then put them into air fryer basket.

Cook In Air Fryer
  1. Cook at 320°F. for 10 minutes. When done, transfer ramekins from basket onto a wire rack; let rest 4-5 minutes.

To Serve
  1. Once cake rests 4-5 minutes, run a butter knife carefully around inside edge of each ramekin. Carefully invert ramekins (turn upside down), one at a time, onto serving plates. If greased well, cake should turn out EASILY onto plate, upside down. Generously sift more powdered sugar on top of each cake. If desired, serve with vanilla ice cream and berries. Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

Caloric calculation is for cake only. 

Nutrition Facts
Air Fryer Chocolate Lava Cake
Amount Per Serving (1 cake)
Calories 598 Calories from Fat 351
% Daily Value*
Fat 39g60%
Saturated Fat 23g144%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 11g
Cholesterol 248mg83%
Sodium 226mg10%
Potassium 233mg7%
Carbohydrates 55g18%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 41g46%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 982IU20%
Calcium 52mg5%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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