How to Bake Domino’s Chocolate Lava Cake

Domino’s lava cakes are firm on the outside and filled with gooey chocolate.   Made in ramekins, they are inverted after cooking. sprinkle with powdered sugar to serve.  Very tasty!

Making Dominos Molten Lava Cake

Domino’s makes their cakes in the pizza oven. The secret to the gooey center is that the cake is baked at a high temperature to solidify and crisp the outside. Meanwhile, the chocolate lava center stays liquid and gooey. They make for an elegant, yet really easy to make dessert.

How to Make Domino's Lava Cake


How to Bake Domino’s Chocolate Lava Cake

How to Bake Domino’s Chocolate Lava Cake

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes


Ingredients needed to make Domino’s Chocolate Lava Cake:

  • 6 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 4 oz semi sweet baking chocolate
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 eggs
  • Dash of ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp strong coffee
  • ½ cup butter


    Cooking instructions for Domino’s Chocolate Lava Cake:

    1. Warm up your oven to 425 degrees F.
    2. Place the chocolate into a microwave-oven proof bowl, along with a stick of butter and cook them in the microwave oven until they melt; prevent overheating of the chocolate.
    3. Remove from oven and give the mixture a good stir to mix well.
    4. Whisk in the powdered sugar, along with a splash each of vanilla plus coffee and stir the well together until they blend into the mixture.
    5. Stir in a dash of ground cinnamon and crack the eggs into it, one at a time, while beating them into the mixture after every addition.
    6. Blend egg yolk into the mixture, just like the eggs and fold in the flour gradually, while stirring the batter at the same time until they blend together to form a thick, smooth, uniform batter.
    7. Lightly oil 4 ramekins or custard cups with cooking spray and spread it throughout the mould with the help of a kitchen towel.
    8. Arrange the ramekins on a baking sheet and pour the batter into them.
    9. Bake the lava cakes for about 12-15 minutes until the surface of the cake appears firm and set.
    10. Invert the cakes onto serving plates to de-mould and poke it slightly to break it and let the molten chocolate ooze out of it.
    11. Serve alongside a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

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    Last Updated on April 21, 2023 by Carleen

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    1. I was kind of disappointed that the inside was gooey like it was suppose to be. But overall great flavor

    2. This, like so many other copy cat recipes are missing the key and most delicious aspect of the lava cake. it’s not uncooked cake batter in the middle, but more a chocolate ganache

    3. This should be titled how to bake a chocolate lava cake. Dominos lava cakes are NOT firm on the outside. They’re CRUSTY on the outside. And they taste hell of a lot better than this or any recipe I’ve tried. B for beffort.

    4. Am I doing something wrong? It taste delicious and the inside is melted but does not seem to be crispy on the outside like the real thing

    5. The recipe doesn’t specify what type of coffee to be used in this recipe can you please tell me if they mean “Instant coffee”??? TIA..

    6. These can be reheated I’d recommend about maybe 30 seconds on 50% power. If you touch the top of the cake you’ll be able to feel when the inside is gooey and warm again.

    7. They can be made in advance and then reheated in the oven or toaster oven. Domino’s recommends reheating their own lava cakes the same. 400 degrees for 5 – 10 minutes of I’m remembering correctly.

    8. can these be cooked in advanced and reheated in the microwave and still have the same gooey runny effect?

      1. I would not recommend cooking ahead and then microwaving. Baked goods often do not reheat well in the microwave (they get tough). I also suspect that the cake would absorb the liquid to the point that it would end up all cake.

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