Disney Recipe: Recreate California Grill’s Chocolate Lava Cake In Your Own Home

in Food, Walt Disney World

Lava Cake

Are you missing the delicious flavors of Disney? If so, check out this easy to follow dessert recipe!

You can now make a copy cat version of the famous chocolate lava cake dessert from California Grill, located inside Disney’s Contemporary Resort in Walt Disney World.

If you are missing the Disney Parks during the temporary closures, be sure to bring a bit of Disney into your own home thanks to this step by step easy recipe for California Grill’s chocolate lava cake! Check it out below.

chocolate lava cake
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Serves 6


  • 8 1-ounce semisweet chocolate squares, chopped or 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 sticks of butter
  • 5 egg yolks
  • 4 whole eggs
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • Powdered sugar (optional)

Step By Step Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Lightly butter sides of 6 individual (3/4 cup) ramekins. Lightly coat with sugar, shake out excess.
  3. Melt chocolate and butter in top of a double boiler set over simmering water. Stir until smooth.
  4. Remove from over water and cool 10 minutes.
  5. Beat egg yolks and whole eggs together in a large bowl; whisk in sugar and beat until thick and light, about 2 minutes.
  6. Fold in chocolate mixture. Sift flour, then fold into batter, mixing until smooth.
  7. Divide batter among prepared cups, filling 3/4 full. Place on a baking sheet and bake about 35 to 40 minutes or until sides of the cake are set and the middle is still soft. Do not over-bake.
  8. Using a small knife, cut around sides of cakes to loosen. Place onto plates (sprinkle with powdered sugar if you choose) and serve with your favorite ice cream.
california grill
Credit: Disney

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Will you be making this copy cat chocolate lava cake from California Grill at home? Let us know in the comments.

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