Chocolate Peanut Butter Lava Cakes

 Chocolate Peanut Butter Lava Cakes combine two classic flavors in one deliciously ooey gooey dessert. Perfect for Valentine’s Day or any special occasion!

 Chocolate Peanut Butter Lava Cakes combine two classic flavors in one deliciously ooey gooey dessert. Perfect for Valentine's Day or any special occasion!

 I’ve always had a thing for chocolate + peanut butter. I mean….who hasn’t?? It’s the original salty/sweet combo….and even though we’ve invented thousands more since, nothing quite compares to the marriage of creamy peanut butter and sweet, rich chocolate. AmIright??

 Chocolate Peanut Butter Lava Cakes combine two classic flavors in one deliciously ooey gooey dessert. Perfect for Valentine's Day or any special occasion!

 I remember back in the day – like the middle school day – making chocolate + peanut butter snacks at sleepovers. The big favorite, of course? PUPPY CHOW! But eventually, we liked to take it beyond the basics. We liked to get a little more creative, have a little more fun. Apparently my friends and I had the minds of food bloggers from early on….

 Chocolate Peanut Butter Lava Cakes combine two classic flavors in one deliciously ooey gooey dessert. Perfect for Valentine's Day or any special occasion!

 I remember one night in particular, when we attempted to make chocolate peanut butter pancakes. And we clearly had no idea what we were doing, so they ended up more like chocolate peanut butter lava cakes….(except the lava was more like uncooked pancake batter. NOT at all delicious.)

 Chocolate Peanut Butter Lava Cakes combine two classic flavors in one deliciously ooey gooey dessert. Perfect for Valentine's Day or any special occasion!

 I’ve come a long way since then, and while I can’t guarantee I never have a flop, I can say I have a much better sense of what I’m doing. These lava cakes, for instance? It only took two tries to get the recipe just right. And by just right, I mean chocolate + peanut butter HEAVENLY! You may want to pour yourself a glass of milk for this one…..because these babies are rich and gooey and amazing. The perfect way to celebrate National Peanut Butter Day, which just happens to be TODAY!

 Chocolate Peanut Butter Lava Cakes combine two classic flavors in one deliciously ooey gooey dessert. Perfect for Valentine's Day or any special occasion!

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Lava Cakes combine two classic flavors in one deliciously ooey gooey dessert. Perfect for Valentine's Day or any special occasion!
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Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 1 stick + 2 Tbsp. unsalted butter
  • ¼ c. + 1 Tbsp. flour
  • 1 Tbsp. cocoa powder
  • 4 oz. bittersweet baking chocolate
  • ¼ c. peanut butter
  • 2 Tbsp. powdered sugar
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon
  • ¼ c. sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Melt 1 Tbsp. butter and brush the inside of 6 ramekins to coat.
  3. Combine 1 Tbsp. flour and 1 Tbsp. cocoa powder. Flour the insides of the ramekins, tapping to remove excess.
  4. Place ramekins on a sturdy baking sheet and set aside.
  5. In a medium saucepan, combine 1 stick butter and baking chocolate and cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, until melted.
  6. In a small bowl, combine peanut butter, powdered sugar, 1 Tbsp. softened butter, and ½ tsp. cinnamon. Mix well; set aside.
  7. In a medium mixing bowl, beat granulated sugar, eggs, and vanilla at medium-high speed about 3 minutes. Gently fold in melted chocolate and ¼ c. flour.
  8. Fill each ramekin about ⅔ full with batter, then divide peanut butter mixture evenly among ramekins and spoon on top. Cover with remaining chocolate batter.
  9. Bake at 425 degrees for 12-15 minutes, until the tops are cracked and edges feel firm, but the centers are still slightly jiggly.
  10. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool 5 minutes.
  11. Use a knife to loosen cake from ramekins; place a small plate over each ramekin and invert.
  12. Gently wiggle each ramekin to release the cake.
  13. Dust with powdered sugar and serve immediately.
  14. *Recipe adapted from Food & Wine

Chocolate Peanut Butter Lava Cakes combine two classic flavors in one deliciously ooey gooey dessert. Perfect for Valentine's Day or any special occasion!

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Comments

  1. says

    These chocolate peanut butter lava cakes look amazing. I love the combination of chocolate and peanut butter and cannot think of a better way to eat them than this! Sammie.

  2. says

    Oh man, I just want to lick my screen and dig right into that cake with a spoon! This looks so incredibly good it’s not even funny! It’s torcher is what it is!

  3. says

    Those pancakes were just practice for these glorious little cakes! I would have never thought to have a peanut butter filled lava cake, you are so smart and these look so, so good!

  4. Katie says

    I made these and followed directions perfectly and they didn’t rise and were very bitter… I am missing something?

    • Cathy Trochelman says

      Hi Katie, I’m surprised to hear that they would be bitter. Did you use bittersweet (not unsweetened) chocolate and add the sugar in the batter and peanut butter?

  5. Michelle says

    Hi,

    What sized ramekins do you use? I have three different sizes and although my son would say to use the largest, I am thinking they would be too big.

    Do you use a 4, 6 or 8 oz. ramekin?

    I am thinking my son will love this for Easter dinner. I will come back and rate the recipe after I have made it.

  6. Holly says

    I don’t have this kind of pan…. Can you give me a substitute? My husband would love these. I always make him a fit fudge cake for his birthday and this looks similar except mine is in a 9×9 pan.

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