Irish Cream Chocolate Lava Cakes: A Divine Dessert Delight

Step right up, ladies and gentlemen, and let me introduce you to my latest creation: the Molten Chocolate Cakes with Irish Cream. If you’re a fan of anything chocolate and creamy, this dessert is exactly what your taste buds have been waiting for. Picture it now – warm, ooey-gooey chocolate cake with a rich molten center that oozes out like lava with each bite. And just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, enter Baileys Original Irish Cream Liqueur, which gives this dish its signature sweet and slightly boozy twist.

But what is the real star attraction here? Well, it’s probably the magic of combining ingredients that make these mini cakes incredibly moist and deeply flavorful. From bittersweet chocolate to all-purpose flour, butter to sugar, we’ll be using top-quality ingredients and adding in Baileys Irish Cream for a decadent twist. Yes folks, this is comfort food fully loaded with rich chocolate goodness and elevated by the sheer luxury of Irish cream. It’s an experience not to be missed.

So whether you are looking for an indulgent dinner-ending dessert or a luxurious treat for a special occasion, these Molten Chocolate Cakes with Irish Cream should be at the top of your list. And don’t worry if you don’t have hours to spend in the kitchen – this recipe is simple enough even for novice cooks to master. So gather your ingredients and let’s get started!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Molten Chocolate Cakes With Irish Cream
Molten Chocolate Cakes With Irish Cream

Listen up, chocolate lovers! I have a recipe that will make you forget all other desserts. Molten Chocolate Cakes with Irish Cream will take your taste buds on a thrilling ride! This recipe is so delicious that you’ll want to bookmark it forever. Trust me, one bite of this rich and decadent cake and you’re going to fall head over heels for it.

Imagine biting into a warm chocolate cake with an irresistible molten center that oozes out like lava. It’s mind-blowing! Besides, the addition of Irish cream in the batter takes it to another level of deliciousness. The moist and fudgy texture of these cakes, combined with the rich flavor of Irish cream in every bite, is a heavenly experience that you just can’t miss!

Not only are these Molten Chocolate Cakes with Irish Cream incredibly delicious, but they’re also effortless to make. You don’t need any fancy equipment or ingredients for this recipe; most likely all the ingredients are already in your pantry. All you need is a mixing bowl, whisk, measuring cups, and some ramekins to make your dessert dreams come true.

So what are you waiting for? This is the perfect dessert to wow your guests at dinner parties or indulge in on date nights. Once you’ve tried Molten Chocolate Cakes with Irish Cream, there’s no going back. Don’t believe me? Go ahead and try them yourself! You won’t be disappointed.

Ingredient List

 This molten chocolate cake is about to bring some serious happiness to your taste buds.
This molten chocolate cake is about to bring some serious happiness to your taste buds.

Let’s talk about the ingredients that will make our molten chocolate cake recipe. Here’s what you’ll need:

Dry ingredients:

  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

Wet ingredients:

  • 3 large eggs
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 1/2 cup Baileys Irish Cream Liqueur
  • 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped

Additional ingredients for chocolate lava center:

  • 4 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup whipping cream

Optional ingredients for serving:

  • Vanilla ice cream or whipped cream

The Recipe How-To

 Get ready for a rich and creamy filling that will melt your heart (and your chocolate).
Get ready for a rich and creamy filling that will melt your heart (and your chocolate).

Gather Your Ingredients

Before starting any recipe, it’s always important to gather up all the necessary ingredients. For this molten chocolate cake recipe, you will need:

  • 4 ounces of bittersweet chocolate
  • 8 tablespoons of unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup of all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup of white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of Irish cream liqueur

Melt the Chocolate and Butter

The first step in making these luscious cakes is to melt the chocolate and butter together in a small saucepan over low heat. Stir frequently with a whisk until everything is melted and smooth.

Combine the Dry Ingredients

In a separate bowl, combine the flour and salt, then set aside.

Beat the Eggs and Sugar

In a stand mixer or using a handheld electric mixer, beat the eggs and sugar on high speed until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes.

Add the Melted Chocolate Mixture

Slowly add the melted chocolate-butter mixture to the beaten eggs-sugar mixture while the mixer is running on low speed. Mix thoroughly.

Add Flour and Irish Cream Liqueur

Add in half of the flour mixture, mixing well, then add Irish Cream Liqueur, and mix again. Finally, add in remaining flour mixture and ensure there are no lumps or dry spots left.

Fill Ramekins with Batter

Using butter or cooking spray, grease eight (8) the ramekins evenly (approximately one (1) cup volume each) to prevent sticking, then lightly dust with flour. Divide your batter evenly among them.

Bake Until Sides Set but Centers Jiggle

Preheat your oven to 425°F. Bake the cakes for 11 minutes or until the edges are set and the centers are still jiggly.

Let Cool and Serve

Remove the cakes from the oven and let them cool in their ramekins on a wire rack for 5 to 10 minutes. Run a knife around the edge of each cake ramekin to loosen cake, then turn it upside down onto a plate (tap it gently if necessary). Serve with ice cream or chocolate mousse on top, and a drizzle of Irish cream liqueur.

Optional: Guinness Chocolate Stout Cake Variation

For those who want to be extra adventurous, try substituting half of the flour in the recipe with Guinness beer and call it a “Guinness Chocolate Stout Cake”. This dark, rich cake is perfect for birthday parties, or any occasion where you want an impressive dessert.

Substitutions and Variations

 The perfect treat for a cozy night in or a romantic dinner date.
The perfect treat for a cozy night in or a romantic dinner date.

Hey there, fellow chocolate lover! If you’re looking to switch things up a bit or have limited ingredients on hand, I’ve got some great substitutions and variations for this delicious molten chocolate cake with Irish cream recipe that are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Firstly, if you’re not a fan of Irish cream liqueur or simply don’t have any on hand, you can easily replace it with another type of liquor such as Kahlua, Grand Marnier, or even bourbon for a little kick. You could also replace the Irish cream with an equal amount of whole milk mixed with a tablespoon of instant coffee granules for a tasty mocha twist.

If you prefer a gluten-free option, swap out the all-purpose flour with almond flour or gluten-free baking mix. Coconut sugar or honey can be substituted for white sugar if you’re looking to reduce the sweetness level. And for our vegan friends out there, you can use egg replacements such as applesauce, mashed bananas, or flaxseeds mixed with water instead of eggs.

For those looking to take this beloved recipe to the next level, try replacing the bittersweet chocolate with white chocolate or adding in some chopped nuts for crunch. Want to give it an adult twist? Use Guinness Chocolate Stout instead of Irish cream for an indulgent and decadent treat that’s perfect for St. Patrick’s Day or birthday celebrations.

The possibilities are endless when it comes to variations on this classic dessert recipe. Get creative and experiment with different ingredients to make the cake your own. Serve warm with ice cream or whipped cream, enjoy paired with a cup of Irish coffee or indulge in your favorite chocolate mousse – the choice is yours!

Serving and Pairing

 A decadent dessert that is as beautiful as it is delicious.
A decadent dessert that is as beautiful as it is delicious.

Now that you have all ready to indulge in these decadent Molten Chocolate Cakes with Irish Cream, you might be wondering what to pair them with. Well, brace yourself for a food pairing experience like no other.

The warm, rich chocolate flavors of the cake pairs perfectly with a dollop of whipped cream or vanilla ice cream. Go ahead and give this a try; I promise you won’t regret it. In addition, serving it alongside fresh berries or fruit compote will cut through the richness of the cake and balance the flavors.

For a classic Irish dessert pairing, serve your Molten Chocolate Cakes with Irish Cream alongside a warm cup of Irish coffee. This will definitely be a hit among your guests.

If you’re looking for something more adventurous, try serving it with Baileys Chocolate Mousse or Guinness Chocolate Stout Layer Cake – they all make for mind-blowing combinations.

I also recommend pairing these Molten Chocolate Cakes with Irish Cream with a glass of red wine, particularly Cabernet Sauvignon, as its subtle hints of chocolate and blackberry flavors will bring out the best in this already incredible dessert.

Remember that food pairing is all about creating an experience for your taste buds; so go ahead and let your imagination run wild!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 One bite of these Irish cream-filled cakes and you'll be in chocolate heaven.
One bite of these Irish cream-filled cakes and you’ll be in chocolate heaven.

These Molten Chocolate Cakes with Irish Cream are perfect for preparing ahead of time, so you can have a delicious dessert at the ready whenever you need it. The cakes can be made up to one day in advance and stored in the refrigerator until you’re ready to bake them. Simply cover them in plastic wrap before refrigerating.

If you find yourself with leftovers, don’t worry – these cakes store well. Simply wrap them tightly in plastic wrap or an airtight container and place them in the refrigerator for up to two days.

When reheating the cakes, it’s important to remember that they are delicate and need to be handled carefully to maintain their molten center. To reheat these cakes, preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Remove the cakes from the refrigerator and let them come to room temperature for 10-15 minutes before placing them on a baking sheet. Bake them for 8-10 minutes or until the tops are set and edges are crispy.

These Molten Chocolate Cakes with Irish Cream can also be reheated in the microwave on a low setting for 20-30 seconds, but be careful not to overheat them or they will lose their molten center.

Another great idea is to make a batch of these Molten Chocolate Cakes with Irish Cream ahead of time and freeze them for later use. Simply prepare the recipe as directed, cool completely, then wrap tightly in plastic wrap and store in an airtight container or freezer-safe bag. Freeze for up to one month. To reheat, follow the same instructions as above but add an extra 5-7 minutes to baking time.

By planning ahead and following these simple tips, you’ll be able to enjoy these delectable Molten Chocolate Cakes with Irish Cream anytime you want without sacrificing their rich flavor and irresistible molten center.

Tips for Perfect Results

 The ultimate indulgence for chocolate lovers and sweet-toothed fiends alike.
The ultimate indulgence for chocolate lovers and sweet-toothed fiends alike.

Do you want to know the secrets to make the best molten chocolate cakes with Irish cream? Well, let me give you some helpful tips that will take this dessert to the next level.

1. Don’t overbake the cakes: The key to a perfect molten lava cake is to ensure the centers remain gooey and runny. To achieve this, don’t bake them for too long. Keep an eye on them in the oven and remove them promptly after 10-12 minutes of baking time.

2. Use good quality chocolate: The secret to making any chocolate dessert delicious is using good quality chocolate. Therefore, choose high-quality bittersweet or dark chocolate instead of using milk chocolate.

3. Adjust sweetness according to your preference: If you prefer a sweeter dessert, you can increase the amount of sugar added in the recipe – but be careful not to overdo it! You can also try using white sugar or mixing white sugar with brown sugar for a different flavor profile.

4. Combine warm chocolate with egg yolks separately: To avoid cooking the eggs when combining them with warm melted chocolate, make sure to mix them in a separate bowl before adding them to the melted chocolate.

5. Experiment with different liqueurs: Though Irish cream is traditional in this recipe, that doesn’t mean you’re limited by that choice. Why not experiment with different cream liqueurs or a shot of your favorite spirit? Or try adding coffee or espresso for an Irish coffee twist.

6. Be creative with toppings and serving suggestions: This dessert pairs well with vanilla ice cream, fresh berries or a dollop of whipped cream. You can even add some chopped nuts on top or serve it alongside some creamy chocolate mousse.

By following these tips and being creative, you can elevate the classic molten lava cake into an irresistible Irish cream masterpiece.


As we approach the end of our recipe article, let’s tackle some of the common questions that may arise while preparing this dessert. Here are some FAQs to help you out with your baking journey.

What is molten cake made of?

The essential components of molten chocolate cakes comprise flour, sugar, eggs, chocolate, and butter.

What wine goes best with chocolate lava cake?

When savoring sugary treats, it’s a great idea to complement them with a less sweet drink, such as a robust red wine. For example, if you’re indulging in a rich, chocolatey dessert like molten lava cake, a Pinot Noir can be the perfect match, creating a complementary flavor experience.

What is Irish cream cake made of?

Indulge in the decadence of a St. Patrick’s Day treat with this irresistible Irish cream cake! Featuring three luscious chocolate layers of Guinness cake soaked in a delectable Bailey’s Irish Cream, and topped with an Irish Whiskey white chocolate frosting, this cake is a true delight for the senses. To take it up a notch, drizzle some homemade caramel on top and get ready to experience pure bliss!

Bottom Line

In conclusion, these Molten Chocolate Cakes with Irish Cream recipe is a must-try for every chocolate lover out there. The combination of rich chocolate and creamy Irish cream liqueur creates a delicious explosion of flavors that will leave you wanting more.

With the simplicity of the ingredients and easy-to-follow instructions, this recipe is perfect for both novice and experienced bakers. You can even make some substitutions and variations to suit your preference or experiment to add your own twist to it.

The decadent dessert is versatile, pairing well with ice cream, whipped cream, or even a glass of Irish coffee. And the best part? You can make it ahead of time and store it in the fridge until ready to serve.

So, go ahead and try this irresistible dessert recipe in your next special occasion or weekend treat. One bite of these molten chocolate cakes, and you’ll be transported to choco lava heaven! Trust me; your taste buds will thank you for it!

Molten Chocolate Cakes With Irish Cream

Molten Chocolate Cakes With Irish Cream Recipe

A romantic dessert for Valentine's Day or St. Patrick's Day. Warm chocolate oozes out as you cut into these mini cakes. You can substitute semi-sweet chocolate for the bittersweet chocolate if you prefer.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Irish
Keyword < 30 Mins, Dessert, St. Patrick's Day
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Calories 295.4kcal


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon irish cream
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 8 tablespoons irish cream, divided (optional)


  • Preheat oven to 450F and lightly butter four (4 oz.) ramekins.
  • Place butter and chocolate in a medium glass bowl; microwave on HIGH for about 2 minutes, stirring twice, until butter and chocolate are melted.
  • Add eggs, sugar and liqueur; beat with electric mixer until foamy.
  • Beat in flour until just combined.
  • Pour equal amounts of batter into ramekins; bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until set around the edges and soft in the middle.
  • Let stand for 5 minutes, then invert onto 4 small plates.
  • Pour 2 Tablespoons liqueur around the edge of each, if you like.


Serving: 96g | Calories: 295.4kcal | Carbohydrates: 14.1g | Protein: 3.6g | Fat: 25.5g | Saturated Fat: 15.3g | Cholesterol: 166.8mg | Sodium: 198.5mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 12.7g

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