You’ll Lava This Lava Cake

September 12, 2019
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Chocolate Peanut Butter Lava Cake

A super decadent chocolate cake with gooey peanut butter lava inside.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate, lava cake, peanut butter
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Author D. Leecious


  • 1 stick butter
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 4 oz dark chocolate chopped
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tspn vanilla extract


  1. In a medium-sized bowl, add dark chocolate and butter, and microwave at 15-second intervals, stirring after each interval until fully melted.

  2. Preheat oven to 425˚F.

  3. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together eggs, sugar and vanilla, then pour in the chocolate mixture.

  4. Grease the inside of 4 ramekins with butter and lightly dust with cocoa powder.

  5. Place one ¼ cup scoop of batter into each ramekin, then follow with a small scoop of peanut butter in the center of each ramekin. Finish with another ¼ cup scoop of the batter.

  6. Bake at 425˚F for 10-12 minutes, or until sides are firm and center is soft.

  7. Using a kitchen towel to hold the ramekin, place the serving plate on top of the ramekin and turn the lava cake out onto the plate until the cake comes out.


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