Chocolate-Hazelnut Lava Cake

  • Preparation 20 MIN
    Cooking 12 MIN



  1. With the rack in the middle position, preheat the oven to 200 °C (400 °F).
  2. Generously butter six 125 ml (1/2 cup) capacity ramekins and sprinkle with hazelnuts, pressing them in the butter. Set aside.
  3. In a double boiler, melt the chocolate and butter. Add the hazelnut liqueur if desired. Set aside.
  4. Meanwhile, in a bowl, whisk the eggs and sugar with an electric mixer until the mixture whitens, double in volume and forms ribbons, about 6 minutes. At low speed, add the melted chocolate mixture. Add the flour and beat for about 1 minute.
  5. Divide the mixture into the 6 ramekins and place on a baking sheet. Bake for about 10 to 12 minutes, depending on the power of your oven. Unmould immediately onto serving plates. The centre of the cakes should be runny.
  6. The cake batter can be refrigerated for two to three days. However, the baking time for a batter that comes straight from the refrigerator will be about 15 minutes instead of 12 minutes.


... our lava cake

This is an irresistible dessert, whether you are diabetic or not. These cakes require very little flour, one source of carbohydrates. Also, choosing a quality chocolate with a high cocoa content limits the amount of sugar in the chocolate. Hard to believe, but a serving contains less carbohydrates than a slice of bread ... Finally, hazelnuts add health value through their fiber and their proteins. Who said that treats were not allowed?

Carbohydrates per serving: 26 g

Healthy Pick

Recipes with the \"Healthy Pick\" stamp have been evaluated by a registered dietitian member of the Ordre professionnel des diététistes du Québec.

Nutrition Facts

For 1 serving

Content % Daily Value
Calories 460  
Total Fat 35.8 g  
Saturated Fat 20 g  
Sodium (salt) 44 mg  
Carbohydrates 28 g  
Fibre 1 g  
Protein 8 g