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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 lava cakes are just what you want.


  • 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


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