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Copycat Chili’s Molten Lava Cake Recipe

Ooey Gooey center, melted icream dripping down the sides, hot fudge drizzled on top. Do I have your attention yet? GOOD! You need to make this!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chili's copycat recipe, Chili's molten lava cake, chocolate cake, Copycat Chili's molten lava cake, molten lava cake
Servings: 4
Calories: 571kcal


  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips (or semi sweet)
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 egg yolk
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 6 Tablespoons flour
  • caramel sauce for drizzling
  • Vanilla ice cream
  • Smuckers Chocolate Magic Shell ice cream topping for drizzling


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • In a microwave-safe bowl combine chocolate chips and butter. Microwave for 2 minutes and whisk until smooth.
  • Whisk in powdered sugar until combined.
  • Add 3 eggs and 1 egg yolk, and whisk until combined.
  • Add vanilla and flour and mix again.
  • Generously spray four 1 cup oven-safe cups with cooking spray, and evenly fill with batter.
  • Bake on a cookie sheet in the oven for 13-15 minutes until the outer edges are set and the center is still soft.
  • Remove from oven and let cool for 2-3 minutes before inverting onto a plate drizzled with caramel sauce.
  • Top cake with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and drizzle magic shell topping on top.


Recipe adapted from I Wash, You Dry


Calories: 571kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 241mg | Sodium: 263mg | Potassium: 71mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 46g | Vitamin A: 952IU | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 1mg