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Sep 01 2009

Molten Lava Mint Chocolate Cake with Peanut Butter Filling

Published by at 11:13 am under Desserts

For those of you who love a rich chocolate dessert, this is definitely up your alley. Daniel and I are not big on sweets, but oddly enough, he enjoyed the decadence of this molten lava chocolate cake. I, on the other hand, took a small bite and wanted to down a gallon of milk – it really is that sweet and rich. The warm peanut butter filling gave it a nice touch, though. Thanks to Food & Wine Magazine’s September 2008 issue, we got to make our own version of this recipe. You can see below the process of making the molten lava cake, which is pretty interesting, because you would never get to see them make it a restaurant. So, next time you order one of these, you’ll know exactly how it was made!

In a medium saucepan, melt 1 stick of butter with the chocolate over very low heat. We used Lindt's Mint Chocolate.

In a medium saucepan, melt 1 stick of butter with the chocolate over very low heat. We used Lindt's Mint Chocolate.

In a bowl, add 3 tbsp creamy peanut butter, 1 tbsp of confectioner's sugar and 1 tbsp of butter. Blend together.

In a bowl, add 3 tbsp creamy peanut butter, 1 tbsp of confectioner's sugar and 1 tbsp of butter. Blend together.

Next, mix together 3 eggs and 1/2 cup granulated sugar until thick and pale yellow - about 3 minutes.

Next, mix together 3 eggs and 1/2 cup granulated sugar until thick and pale yellow - about 3 minutes.

Using a spatula, fold in the melted chocolate with the egg mixture until no streaks remain.

Using a spatula, fold in the melted chocolate with the egg mixture until no streaks remain.

Next, fold in 1/4 cup of flour.

Next, fold in 1/4 cup of flour.

Brush four 6-ounce ramekins with melted butter. Then, dust the ramekins with a mixture of cocoa powder and flour. Pour in two-thirds of the chocolate batter into the prepared ramekins, and spoon the peanut butter mixture on top. Finally, cover with the remaining chocolate batter. Bake in the center of the oven for 16 minutes until the tops are cracked but the centers are slightly jiggly.

Brush four 6-ounce ramekins with melted butter. Then, dust the ramekins with a mixture of cocoa powder and flour. Pour in two-thirds of the chocolate batter into the prepared ramekins, and spoon the peanut butter mixture on top. Finally, cover with the remaining chocolate batter. Bake in the center of the oven for 16 minutes until the tops are cracked but the centers are slightly jiggly.

Dust the cakes with confectioner's sugar and enjoy the oozy gooey chocolate cake with warm peanut butter filling. Don't forget your tall glass of milk!

Dust the cakes with confectioner's sugar and enjoy the oozy gooey chocolate cake with warm peanut butter filling. Don't forget your tall glass of milk!

To view or print-out this recipe, click here: Molten Lava Mint Chocolate Cake with Peanut Butter Filling

24 responses so far

24 Responses to “Molten Lava Mint Chocolate Cake with Peanut Butter Filling”

  1. The Duo Disheson 01 Sep 2009 at 11:58 am

    You guys are wrong for this. :) Why no one’s thought of this sooner, we’ll never know. Perfect.

  2. Chef Eon 01 Sep 2009 at 1:26 pm

    Ditto on TDD remark! Now that is a PB & CMC I would push someone out of the way for…I am not big on PB, but this surely would change my mind forever!

  3. HoneyBon 01 Sep 2009 at 4:11 pm

    I don’t care if its sweet….just a few bites would make me happy! Looks awesome. I love the peanut butter filling!

  4. anncooon 01 Sep 2009 at 5:52 pm

    WOW! This really makes me drooling :D

  5. Andyon 01 Sep 2009 at 5:54 pm

    Oh man, I’d gain 20 lbs if I ever lived with you guys!

  6. Cookin' Canuckon 02 Sep 2009 at 8:57 pm

    Oh, so decadent and fabulous! That mixture of peanut butter and chocolate oozing out looks amazing.

  7. thefoodaddictson 02 Sep 2009 at 9:32 pm

    Hey Andy, we’ll make sure you turn plump if you ever lived with us! We can call you Fat Andy.

  8. Chris and Amyon 03 Sep 2009 at 4:33 am

    OMG that looks soooo good!!!!

  9. Amyon 03 Sep 2009 at 4:36 am

    Good lord – it’s only 6:30 am and I need a bite of this RIGHT NOW. My milk is ready!

  10. Altaon 03 Sep 2009 at 6:55 am

    MMM, so delicious.

  11. Oliveon 03 Sep 2009 at 9:28 am

    lava cakes are my favorite dessert, I used to make them almost everyday and have 2 servings of it but when the pounds started creeping, I had to stop making them…
    I shouldn’t have come here..kidding :) You’re photos are great and the food all looks so yummy!

  12. Jenn AKA The Leftover Queenon 03 Sep 2009 at 12:07 pm

    Wow, PB AND mint with chocolate! That IS a decadent combination!

  13. Kaityon 03 Sep 2009 at 2:00 pm

    Amazing! I always drool whenever I stop by your site. Can I make a request? — Dragon Beard Candy.

  14. thefoodaddictson 03 Sep 2009 at 3:59 pm

    @Olive: I cannot believe you made these everyday and had 2 servings. That’s like a heart attack waiting to happen. I’m glad you stopped making them – for the sake of your health! Thanks for your comment.

    @Kaity: Dragon Beard Candy? Wow, you are giving us a REAL challenge. We’ll do it!!! Maybe we’ll ship you some when we’re done =)

  15. Vanilla and Thymeon 04 Sep 2009 at 5:08 pm

    Thank you for posting a perfect dessert recipe for my upcoming dinner party! These lava cakes look sooooo delicious – thanks so much for sharing.

  16. thefoodaddictson 05 Sep 2009 at 11:40 am

    If you end up making these for your dinner party, please let us know how it went! I’m sure your guests will love them.

  17. Tinaon 05 Sep 2009 at 4:40 pm

    I am making this on Monday. Will keep you posted. Great step by step instructions.

    Tina

  18. Vicki Bensingeron 06 Sep 2009 at 10:40 am

    Well this looks deadly. Thanks for sharing it. I haven’t gone through the magazine yet. Will definitely have to try that, with a tall glass of milk.

  19. Ginaon 06 Sep 2009 at 6:55 pm

    WOW! That cake looks amazing!

  20. TheWomanon 17 Sep 2009 at 2:08 am

    I’m a chocolate addict and those molten cakes look amazing! I love how the peanut butter oozes out from the middle – YUM.

  21. petite nyonyaon 20 Sep 2009 at 9:53 pm

    This is just sinfully good!!

  22. Faye Con 04 Jun 2010 at 3:56 am

    This was delicious and went really well with a scoop of ice cream! The filling sometimes floated to the top on some of them, any thoughts on how to best avoid?

    These are so decadent and rich that it was hard for my friends and I to finish our ramekins. I may remake with smaller ramekins or possibly making them bite sized. Yum.

    Awesome recipe guys!

  23. someoneon 11 Sep 2010 at 2:01 pm

    Umm how many gram of chocolate does this recipe need?

  24. thefoodaddictson 19 Sep 2010 at 12:17 pm

    Hi,

    We used 6 oz. of chocolate with equals roughly 170 grams of chocolate.

    Daniel@ The Food Addicts

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