Mini Chocolate Lava Cakes For Valentines Day

Mini Chocolate Lava Cakes

If you are looking for a simple and delicious Valentine’s dessert recipe that looks like you put a lot of effort into it these mini chocolate lava cakes are just what you want.  


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In less than 20 minutes and with a simple muffin tin you can produce mini chocolate lava cakes that look like they came from a fancy restaurant. Put them over the top by using a variety of toppings from fresh fruit to chocolate sauces. This makes a great romantic dessert but it is equally sweet served as a family dessert, that is what I have planned for Valentine’s Day.

Mini Chocolate Lava Cakes Recipe 

 valenines mini lava cakes


  • 5 Tbsp. unsalted butter
  • ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • 3 Tbsp. granulated sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp. salt


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  1. Preheat oven to 425°
  2. Butter muffin tin cups well.
  3. In a small saucepan over medium heat melt butter and chocolate chips, stir frequently.
  4. In a bowl mix egg, egg yolks, and vanilla for 2-3 minutes until sugar is dissolved.
  5. Stir chocolate mixture into eggs until combined.
  6. Add flour, cocoa powder, and salt.
  7. Distribute batter evenly among 6 muffin cups.
  8. Place in refrigerator for 20 minutes.
  9. Place muffin tin inside of a larger baking pan, carefully add enough water to cover bottom half of muffin tin.
  10. Bake for 10-12 minutes.
  11. Allow to cool slightly then turn out of cups.
  12. Serve warm.
  13. Top with powdered sugar, fresh fruit, whipped cream, ice cream, or a drizzle of chocolate or caramel sauce.
  14. Enjoy with your Valentine or someone special. 


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  1. Loved these but I could not figure out is what is a bow in cooking and realized it’s probably a typo!

  2. How do you know this is my favorite? Looks very yummy. During my college days, my friends and I used to go Domino’s just to eat lava cakes. These are my all time favorite. Now I can make my own using your recipe. Thank you for linking with us at #HomeMattersParty . We would love to see you again next week.

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