It’s been too long since we have let you in on the secrets of one of our dessert recipes, don’t you think? Well…we snuck into the Fig Tree’s kitchen and batted our eyelashes at our pastry chefs. They gave us a real treat: the S’mores Oreo Chocolate Lava Cake. Well, go on, then! Will you recreate this magic in your kitchen? (PS: the best part about these is that they can be made ahead of time, and popped out to wow your guests when you need them!)


S’mores Oreo Chocolate Lava Cake

Makes 9 X 85ml ramekins


* 250g good quality dark chocolate                              

* 250g butter

* 5 whole eggs                                                      

* 5 egg yolks

* 125g white sugar                                                      

* 70g cake flour


  1. Pre-heat oven to 180°C
  2. Butter the ramekins very well and keep in the refrigerator until needed.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine the egg yolks, whole eggs and sugar. Whisk until very light and fluffy. The mixture should be very pale and ‘marshmallow-ey’.
  4. Over a double boiler, melt the butter and chocolate over low heat. (TIP – you may use a heat resistant bowl over a pot of simmering water on the stove, if you do not have a double boiler).
  5. Fold the egg mixture into the melted chocolate mixture.
  6. Carefully fold in the sifted flour
  7. Spoon the mixture into the buttered ramekins – all the way to the top – and level off.
  8. At this point the mixture can be placed into the refrigerator for up to two days and baked when needed.
  9. If you are going to enjoy these mounds of chocolate-y goodness straight away: place the filled ramekins onto a baking sheet/tray (so you don’t burn yourself when removing the desserts from the oven) and place into the pre-heated oven.
  10. Bake for 10 minutes.
  11. Let the desserts cool for two to three minutes before attempting to remove from the ramekins. Remove them very gently and try your best to not break them.


If you’ve had this dessert at the Fig Tree, you would know that we serve it with a toasted marshmallow (hence the “s’more” in the name!) If you do not have a blowtorch, then you can pop your marshmallows in the oven and broil them until the tops ooze and gooey. YUM.

Add a dollop (or, a really big scoop) of creamy vanilla ice-cream with some crushed Oreo biscuits and you’re good to go. The ice-cream bounces deliciously off the hot, gooey centre of the lava cake.

Let us know if you try it at home!

Watch the pros in action: head to our YouTube channel to watch Philile, Betty and Rual bake the lava cake in our Fig Tree Kitchen…bake along with them, and let us know what a hit your lava cakes were! You’re also welcome to e-mail us on if you have any questions you’d like to ask the chefs.