Recipe: Chocolate Lava Cake from Salt Creek Grille – Princeton


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If you’re looking to impress your sweetheart with your baking skills this Valentine’s Day, Salt Creek Grille – Princeton’s Executive Chef Wally Weaver is sharing a decadent chocolate lava cake recipe that’s sure to wow! If you’d rather enjoy a night out, Salt Creek Grille is offering a Valentine’s Day couples menu for $99 per couple with the choice of an appetizer to share, soup or salad for each, entree for each and a dessert to share. Call 609-419-4200 for reservations. 

Recipe: Chocolate Lava Cake

Prep time: 20 minutes

Cooking time: 10 to 12 minutes

Serves 8


  • 4 oz semisweet chocolate callets or chips
  • 1 stick butter, cubed, plus half stick for greasing
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 4 whole, large eggs
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour, plus 3 tbsp for dusting
  • 5 egg yolks


  1. Whisk together the chocolate and the butter in a double boiler.
  2. Whisk together the sugar and the eggs on medium speed until light and fluffy.
  3. When the chocolate and butter have melted together, whisk the chocolate mixture into the eggs in a slow steady stream until combined.
  4. Stir in the flour until well incorporated.
  5. Portion into 4 oz cups that have been lined with butter and flour.
  6. Place in a 375°F oven for approximately 10 to 12 minutes.  

The finished product should jiggle and feel soft. DO NOT poke it with a skewer or toothpick to check to see if it is done! When it is ready, invert the chocolate cake on a plate. Add whatever accompaniments you like (I like Tahitian vanilla ice cream, caramelized bananas, and strawberry coulis) and serve!

Salt Creek Grille – Princeton
Forrestal Village
1 Rockingham Row
Princeton, NJ