Amazing Molten Lava Cakes

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Sometimes you have to let a recipe speak for itself and not bog it down with blog speak. That’s how I feel about these molten lava cakes.¬† I rarely post sweet recipes, in fact, this is my first, so you know it must be good. It is also really easy and nothing to be feared. 99% of the time I have the few ingredients on hand that this recipe calls for and 100% of the time it impresses. Whether for guests or when your wife has a random chocolate craving, ¬†these have yet to miss the spot.

Crispy outside and gooey, chocolately inside - ain't nothing wrong with that.

Crispy outside and gooey, chocolately inside – ain’t nothing wrong with that.

The next time your wife says, "I want some chocolate," make her this.

The next time your wife says, “I want some chocolate,” make her this.

Amazing Molten Lava Cakes

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  • Yield: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Recipe type: Dessert


  • 7 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • Whipped cream


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Spray four spots in a cupcake tin with cooking spray. Fill the remaining spots halfway with water.
  3. Place butter and chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl and microwave on medium for 30 seconds. Remove and stir. Repeat at 15 second intervals until chocolate is fully melted.
  4. Add flour and sugar; whisk to combine.
  5. Add eggs and vanilla; whisk to combine.
  6. Divide batter evenly amongst 4 greased cupcake tin spots.
  7. Bake for 10 – 12 on top rack until edges are crispy but the very center is not quite set.
  8. Remove from tin and serve immediately topped with whipped cream.

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1 comment

  1. Lindsay @ The Live-In Kitchen August 9, 2013 at 7:57 pm Reply

    Yum! I love that they’re made in muffin tins. I always want lava cakes but don’t have any ramekins.

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