Cast Iron Chocolate Lava Cake

How to make Cast Iron Chocolate Lava Cake

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Chef Eric is back with a simple dessert recipe, a Chocolate Lava Cake in the Lodge Cast Iron Skillet. Enjoy!

Cast Iron Chocolate Lava Cake Recipe


  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 2 cups self-rising flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated white sugar
  • 3 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups granulated white sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 cups boiling water


Stabilize your Kamado Joe at 350° F, set up for indirect cooking.

Melt the butter in a Lodge 12” Cast Iron Skillet.

In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, 1 1/2 cup granulated white sugar and 3 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder. Stir in milk and vanilla until smooth. Spoon the batter over the melted butter, in the skillet.

Stir together the remaining 2 cups of sugar, and 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder. Sprinkle over the batter. Slowly pour boiling water over the top of the mixture.

Bake for 30 minutes on the grill, until set. Serve warm with ice cream.

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