Disney's Contemporary Resort
Disney’s Contemporary Resort

Chocolate lava cake is a great hit. Who could pass on a delicious chocolate cake holding melted chocolate in the middle? Disney’s Contemporary Resort is home to great restaurants. California Grill boasts a delicious chocolate lava cake that is very easy to make!


8 1-ounce squares semisweet chocolate, chopped, or 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

1 cup (2 sticks) of butter

5 eggs yolks

4 whole eggs

3/4 cup sugar

1/3 cup all-purpose flour

Chocolate Lava Cake
Chocolate Lava Cake


  1. Preheat oven to 375ºF. Lightly butter sides of 6 individual (3/4 cup) ramekins. Lightly coat with sugar, then shake out excess.

  2. Melt chocolate and butter in top of a double boiler set over simmering water. Stir until smooth. Remove from over water and cool 10 minutes.

  3. Beat egg yolks and whole eggs together in a large bowl. Add sugar and beat about 2 minutes, until thick and light.

  4. Fold in chocolate mixture.

  5. Sift flour, then fold into batter, mixing until smooth.

  6. Divide batter among prepared cups, filling 3/4 full.

  7. Place on baking sheet and bake about 35 to 40 minutes, or until sides of cakes are set and middle is still soft. Do not overtake.

  8. Using a small knife, cut around sides of cakes to loosen. Invert onto plates and serve with your favorite ice cream.

Cooks’ Notes:

You can also use muffin tins; recipe makes 12. Bake for 15 minutes, or until set and middle is soft.

California Grill
California Grill

Have a magical dessert with this chocolate lava cake at California Grill, or make a Disneyfied dessert at home with this simple recipe!

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