If you've finally purchased your very own air fryer, I’m sure you’re always looking for ways to use it. As an avid dessert lover, I wanted to get my money’s worth and see what I could make with this new appliance. 

I stumbled upon this recipe for a chocolate lava cake, but as much as I love eating lava cake, I was nervous and unsure about actually making my own. Surprisingly, this recipe was quick and easy, and turned out delicious.

This recipe uses ramekins, which are very easy to find, if you don't have your own yet.

Chocolate Lava Cake

  • Prep Time:10 mins
  • Cook Time:10 mins
  • Total Time:20 mins
  • Servings:2
  • Easy


  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Nutella
  • 1 tablespoon butter softened
  • 1 tablespoon powdered sugar
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  • Step 1

    Preheat the air fryer to 375°. In a bowl, microwave the chocolate chips and butter in 30 second intervals and stir until completely melted and smooth. In the same bowl, add the eggs, vanilla extract, salt, flour, and powdered sugar and whisk.

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  • Step 2

    In another bowl, mix the Nutella, softened butter, and powdered sugar.

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  • Step 3

    Spray the ramekins with oil. Fill the ramekins halfway with the cake batter mix. Add half of the Nutella mixture in the center of the ramekin.

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  • Step 4

    Carefully fill the rest of the ramekin with the cake batter, making sure to cover the Nutella.

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  • Step 5

    Place the ramekins in the air fryer and cook for 8-10 minutes.

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  • Step 6

    Remove the cakes from the air fryer and let them cool for 5 minutes. Use a butterknife around the edge of the cake and flip it out onto a plate. Serve with your favorite toppings and enjoy.

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This delectable dessert is the perfect way to treat yourself and impress others with your baking skills. The cake was seriously delicious and will definitely become a staple in my house.