Cast Iron Chocolate Lava Cake

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


  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 2 cups self-rising flour
  • 1 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 350ºF, 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.

I agree to have my personal information transferred to MailChimp ( more information )
Chef Tom and our team spend hours in our Teaching Kitchen developing and proving new recipes so you know that when you're cooking something from us, it will be great. Sign-up here to get our best recipes, barbecue product overviews and offers straight to your inbox weekly.
We hate spam. Your email address will not be sold or shared with anyone else.
Kamado Joe Classic II Free ElectroLight

Leave a Reply