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Air fryer lava cake cut open with spoon on the plate.

Air Fryer Lava Cake

Making chocolate lava cake in the air fryer is a quick way to enjoy this decadent and delightful chocolate dessert without turning on the oven. It requires just seven ingredients and takes less than 15 minutes to prepare.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword air fryer lava cake, chocolate lava cake, lava cake in air fryer
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 3
Calories 1000kcal


  • 2-3 4 ounce ramekins
  • microwave safe bowl
  • mixing bowl
  • Spatula or wooden spoon
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • whisk


  • 1 ½ cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • ½ cup salted butter
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • ¼ cup white flour
  • ½ cup powdered sugar


  • Get out and measure your ingredients.
    Ingredients to make chocolate lava cake in the air fryer on the table.
  • In a medium bowl, combine the chocolate chips and butter.
    Chocolate and butter in a glass bowl ready to melt in the microwave.
  • Microwave the two ingredients on 20 second intervals until the chocolate and butter have completely melted.
    Melted chocolate to make air fryer lava cake on the counter.
  • Whisk in the eggs and vanilla until the eggs are fully incorporated.
    Eggs added to the bowl of chocolate and butter.
  • Add in the cocoa powder, flour, and powdered sugar.
    Dry ingredients are added to the bowl to make lava cakes in the air fryer.
  • Mix again until homogenous and no clumps of flour remain.
    Chocolate lava cake batter mixed in a glass bowl.
  • Pour the batter into 2-3 4-inch ramekins until they are ⅔ of the way full. It is important to not fill up the ramekins all the way. If you do then they will overflow while in the air fryer.
    Ramekins of lava cake batter are in the air fryer.
  • Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees Fahrenheit for five minutes and then bake the lava cakes for 10 minutes on the bake function.
  • Serve immediately with berries, whipped cream or ice cream.
    Side view of chocolate lava cake on a plate with berries and glass bowl of ice cream in the back.
  • Enjoy.
    Overhead view of air fryer lava cake oozing chocolate out onto plate.
  • Every bite!
    Spoon holding bite of chocolate lava cake over the plate of the cake.


Calories: 1000kcal | Carbohydrates: 77g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 71g | Saturated Fat: 41g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 21g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 305mg | Sodium: 364mg | Potassium: 639mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 53g | Vitamin A: 1307IU | Calcium: 102mg | Iron: 7mg