Peanut Butter Chocolate Lava Cakes

Peanut Butter Chocolate Lava Cake


Let's talk more about peanut butter and chocolate, shall we? These peanut butter chocolate lava cakes were ahhhmazing. One of the best things about this recipe is the delicious peanut butter that's inside. As I was finishing up the editing of these photos, I called the hubby over to look at them. This is the routine. His words were, "OH THOSE. I MISS THOSE."

Yes. These little lava cakes are the bee's knees.

the. best.

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Lava Cake

Look at the peanut butter playing peek-a-boo with us. I originally wanted this to be a chocolate surprise lava cake, but that sneaky peanut butter refused to play nice.

Lava cakes are awesome. They are simple to throw together and super quick to bake. I think they're gorgeous left in the ramekin or can be served on a plate if you have a little time to carefully remove them from the ramekin. I really wanted the spill effect so I placed mine on a plate.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Lava Cake

A decadent Peanut Butter Chocolate Lava Cake with a bite taken out of it.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Lava Cakes

These peanut butter chocolate lava cakes are amazing! One of the best things about this recipe is the delicious peanut butter that's inside!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Total Time 29 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 2 cakes
Calories 932 kcal


  • 4 ounces semi-sweet baking chocolate chopped
  • 6 tablespoons butter cubed
  • cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoon The Bee's Knees peanut butter
  • 1 ½ tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Spray 2 8 oz. ramekins with non-stick cooking spray. Place 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder in the first ramekin. Swirl the cocoa powder all around the ramekin and tap out the extra in the second ramekin. Add in the remaining ½ tablespoon of cocoa powder and discard the excess cocoa powder once ramekin is covered.
  • In a medium-sized microwave-safe bowl, add in the chopped semi-sweet chocolate and butter. Microwave in 30 second intervals and stir after each 30 seconds. Do this 3 to 4 times until the chocolate is smooth and completely melted.
  • Set aside and let cool for 10 minutes.
  • Add in the granulated sugar and eggs and whisk until thoroughly incorporated.
  • Add in the all-purpose flour. Using a spatula, mix until the flour is barely combined.
  • Pour batter into the 2 ramekins.
  • Place a large teaspoon of the peanut butter in the center of each ramekin. Make sure to press it down a little and cover it with the cake batter.
  • Place the two ramekins on a quarter sheet pan and place in the oven. Bake for about 14 minutes. The outside of the cakes will be baked and the center will still be very jiggly.
  • Serve immediately. If you're feeling crazy, add a scoop of ice cream to the cake.


Calories: 932kcalCarbohydrates: 79gProtein: 13gFat: 65gSaturated Fat: 37gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 19gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 257mgSodium: 374mgPotassium: 511mgFiber: 7gSugar: 55gVitamin A: 1316IUCalcium: 81mgIron: 6mg

(Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.)

Peanut Butter Chocolate Lava Cake

What would you stuff inside a lava cake?

I was sent peanut butter from Peanut Butter & Co to try out.  I was not compensated in any way. All opinions are mine alone.

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  1. These sound delicious. Do you know if i can make the batter ahead of time then cook them later? Wanted to do them as a dinner party desert. Thanks

    1. I haven't tried it, but it might stand a chance since there's no baking powder in it. I would recommend making it ahead of time and then just heating it in the microwave for 25 seconds or 30 seconds. The peanut butter won't cook since it's just a dollop of peanut butter. It should still have a nice molten lava affect.

  2. These are amazing!! I didn't think a chocolate lava cake could get any better until I saw this. Peanut butter and chocolate is my absolute weakness! Pinned!

  3. These look absolutely delicious! Honestly, I would just put peanut butter in a lava cake like you did, or I'd try to do some sort of melty cookie dough (wouldn't that be a project to try to get it not to bake in the oven?) Pinning!

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