Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Lava Cake

The sauce that bakes into this cake is very chocolaty. No one can guess it’s low-fat. Maybe because there’s so much sugar. :) My kids call this Lava Cake because when you pull it out of the oven, the sauce breaks through cracks in the cake, bubbling. This is great as is or with a scoop of ice cream, like a hot fudge brownie sundae. This is one of our favorite quick desserts.

1 ¼ c. sugar, divided
1 c. flour
7 T. cocoa, divided
2 t. baking powder
¼ t. salt
½ c. skim milk
1/3 c. margarine, melted
1½ t. vanilla
½ c. packed light brown sugar
1¼ c. hot water
Preheat oven to 350º. Stir together 3/4 cup granulated sugar, flour, 3 tablespoons cocoa, baking powder and salt. Stir in milk, margarine and vanilla; beat until smooth. Spread batter into ungreased 8- or 9-inch square baking pan. Stir together remaining 1/2 cup granulated sugar, brown sugar, and remaining 4 tablespoons cocoa; sprinkle evenly over batter. Pour water over top. DO NOT STIR. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until center is almost set. Let stand 15 minutes, spoon into dessert dishes, spooning sauce from bottom of pan over top.


  1. Thanks for sharing this recipe!! We just had lava cake at Chili's and the girls were asking if we could learn how to make it. I know what we will be having for dessert next Sunday!!

  2. Oh, my gosh, that looks good!!

  3. I am definitely going to try this.


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