Warm Chocolate Lava Cake with Cherry-Orange Compote

Rich. Creamy. Decadent. Luxurious.

These are a few words that come to mind when describing chocolate lava cake.

But at Gobble, we take things to the next level. That’s why we’ve created a holiday version of this classic dessert. Perfect to serve at a New Year’s Eve dinner party, this dessert will be a hit with guests of all ages.

We added a twist of cherry-orange compote, giving this dessert a burst of tangy and sweet flavors. Every bite is a sublime sensory experience, transporting you to a world of culinary bliss. 

Warm Chocolate Lava Cake with Cherry-Orange Compote 

Our chocolate lava cakes with gooey molten centers are a decadent treat. Ready in just minutes from Gobble, or a satisfying baking challenge when made from scratch, these single-serve cakes topped with a bright cherry-orange compote are the ultimate dessert experience.

We’ll Teach You How to Make This Holiday Dessert

Follow along to serve our Warm Chocolate Lava Cakes with Cherry-Orange Compote as the perfect finishing touch for your feast. Just a heads up – with your Gobble Holiday Box, these lava cakes and compote arrive ready-to-serve, just needing some microwave magic to get gooey and warm. Making them from scratch can be a fun challenge, but sometimes we want dessert without a side of stress!


For the lava cakes

  • 1 stick (4 ounces) unsalted butter, plus more for greasing the ramekins
  • 6 oz. bittersweet chocolate
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • Pinch of kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting the ramekins

For the cherry-orange compote

  • 1 lb. of cherries
  • Juice of half an orange (3-4 tablespoons)
  • 2 tbsp. sugar

Tools to Gather 

  • Baking sheet
  • 4 6oz. ramekins
  • Double boiler (2 similarly sized pots, or a pot paired with a bowl or pan that can rest above)
  • 3 Medium bowls
  • Saucepan
  • Beater
  • Whisk
  • Dessert plates
  • Slotted spoon

Start by washing and pitting the cherries. 

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit and prepare the ramekins by greasing the bottoms and sides with butter and lightly flouring. Tap out any excess flour and place the ramekins on a baking sheet.

Add cherries, sugar and orange juice in a medium sauce pan and cook over medium heat for 5 to 6 minutes until cherries are wilted and soft. 

Remove cherries with a slotted spoon, placing into one of the medium bowls, and continue cooking the liquid for 2 – 3 more minutes until reduced in half and thickened. Add cherries back into the pot and stir to combine. Keep over very low heat while the lava cakes bake.

In a double boiler, over simmering water, melt the butter and chocolate together.

In a medium bowl, beat the egg yolks, sugar, and salt at high speed until thickened and pale.

Once melted, add the chocolate-butter mixture to another medium bowl and whisk until smooth. Quickly add the chocolate to the egg mixture, along with the flour, and fold in using a spoon.

Spoon the batter into the ramekins and bake for 8-10 minutes, watching for set, dry edges and a slightly jiggly center.

Remove from oven to let the ramekins sit and cool for one minute, while you stir the compote and make sure it’s at a nice temperature for serving. 

Cover each ramekin with a small serving plate, then carefully flip and let stand for 10-15 seconds. Gently unmold the cakes, spoon over your compote, and serve immediately.

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Embrace the joy of gourmet holiday meals without the stress of prep. Make this season magical and memorable with a Gobble Holiday Dinner Box. Order today and make hosting for the holidays fun!

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