Brownie Molten Lava Cakes

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The ultimate BEST EVER BROWNIE molten lava cakes! Only FOUR ingredients and a muffin tin needed! Easy and delicious! via chelseasmessyapron.com

 Delicious Brownie Molten Lava Cakes — gooey miniature cakes (made in a muffin tin) filled with oozing chocolate and flavored like a brownie! Only FOUR ingredients needed.

The ultimate BEST EVER BROWNIE molten lava cakes! Only FOUR ingredients and a muffin tin needed! Easy and delicious! via chelseasmessyapron.com

The toddler’s favorite dessert EVER are Chili’s molten lava cakes. He begs to go to Chili’s and will literally eat anything off the menu if he can have a cake at the end.

The speed at which he then inhales the cake is nothing short of impressive.

So, obviously I’ve had to try and re-create those molten cakes for him!
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It has been a much bigger challenge than I thought! I’ve tried and adapted dozens of recipes and none have matched his expectations. In my opinion, some of the ones we’ve tried have been better than Chili’s, but he’s not a fan of the bittersweet or dark chocolate (which I love). Since he likes the ultra sweet and very chocolatey cakes, it has eliminated quite a few recipes!

So, finally, I’m so excited to share the molten lava cakes that win them all. He goes CRAZY over these and they’ve been my favorite as well. I think these blow Chili’s cakes out of the water! πŸ˜‰ Brownie Molten Lava Cakes I The ultimate BEST EVER BROWNIE molten lava cakes! Only FOUR ingredients and a muffin tin needed! Easy and delicious! via chelseasmessyapron.com

They are rich, fudgy, and only require FOUR ingredients! Seriously, it doesn’t get much easier than that!

AND, you don’t need any special ramekins or dishes to make these — just a regular-sized cupcake/muffin tin.

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The most important thing to note with this molten lava recipe is you must have the right sized brownie mix. I like Ghiradelli best, but you can use another brand so long as it is 18.75 ounces. You’ll also want to make sure you use large eggs. If you get those both, you’ll be golden for this recipe!

ENJOY!Brownie Molten Lava Cakes I The ultimate BEST EVER BROWNIE molten lava cakes! Only FOUR ingredients and a muffin tin needed! via chelseasmessyapron.com

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Brownie Molten Lava Cakes

5 from 3 votes
 "Brownie" Molten Lava Cakes -- gooey miniature cakes (made in a muffin tin) filled with oozing chocolate and flavored like a brownie! Only FOUR ingredients needed.
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Brownie Molten Lava Cakes

5 from 3 votes
 "Brownie" Molten Lava Cakes -- gooey miniature cakes (made in a muffin tin) filled with oozing chocolate and flavored like a brownie! Only FOUR ingredients needed.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword molten lava
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 12 molten lava cakes
Calories 308kcal
Author Chelsea Lords, adapted from Betty Crocker

Ingredients

  • 6 large eggs, separated (some yolks only)
  • 1 box (18.75 ounces) Ghiradelli Chocolate Supreme Premium Brownie Mix
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup milk chocolate bar, coarsely chopped
  • Optional: vanilla ice cream, hot fudge topping

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Very generously grease a regular sized cupcake or muffin tin (with 12 cavities) and set aside.
  • In a small microwave safe bowl, combine the chocolate chips and butter. Microwave for 30 seconds and stir until melted. (Return to the microwave for 15 second increments until fully melted if not completely melted after first 30 seconds.)
  • In a large bowl, add in 3 full large eggs and then 3 YOLKS ONLY. Discard the 3 egg whites (or reserve for another recipe). Whisk the eggs and yolks until smooth and frothy.
  • Add in the DRY brownie mix (do not use any ingredients listed on the back of the brownie mix) and whisk until combined (it will be a little lumpy). Set aside the fudge mixture in the brownie mix (you can use this to top the cakes after they are baked)
  • Now slowly add in the melted chocolate + butter mixture, whisking constantly.
  • Stir gently until ingredients are completely combined.
  • Divide the mixture evenly among the muffin tin. You should fill them most of the way full and use all of the batter on the 12 tins.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes being careful to not overbake. Remove and allow to sit at room temperature for 2 minutes. Use a spoon to loosen the edges of each cake (very important).
  • Now take a large tray and place on top of the muffin tin and cakes. Flip the muffin tin upside down onto the tray. Let stand for a minute so gravity can do its job!
  • All of the cakes should have loosened and be on the tray now. Use a spatula to move the cakes to individual plates.
  • If desired, top with ice cream and reserved fudge from the brownie mix. Eat quickly after plating to enjoy the fudgy molted center!

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 308kcal

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23 Comments

    1. Thanks so much Nicole! πŸ™‚ You are way on top of the ball already planning what you are making your hubs for Vday!

  1. seriously, your pictures just keep getting more and more gorgeous, I’m suffering from serious envy!! also, how in the world do you stay thin girrrrl? I’d be 300lbs by now with all these tasty desserts laying around the house πŸ™‚

    1. Haha you are so nice Christine! I feel like I have sooo much work on my photography to get it where I want! But I super appreciate that! Haha and that is why I run 2340203 miles a day πŸ™‚

  2. Thank you so much Kelly! πŸ™‚ It’s nice how quick it comes together. The only hard part is waiting for it to be finished baking!

  3. Haha definitely dangerous! Especially when I tried the recipe so many times to make it perfect…there are one too many cakes lying around my kitchen haha.

  4. 5 stars
    I made this for my husband for Valentine’s Day and we loved it! Thank you for the recipe! Mine wasn’t nearly as pretty as yours but I guess it’s the taste that matters πŸ™‚

  5. 5 stars
    I’ve been trying to make lava cakes for a long time, and I made this, and it was AMAZING! My brother loves chocolate a desserts, so I made this for him and he loved it too!

  6. I’m about to make this recipe, but one question I have, if I mix the melted chocolate into the brownie mix and mix it up and then fill the brownie tin, I’m confused how the inside is a molten chocolate? I’ve seen some recipes put in a ball of chocolate into the middle before baking.

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