There’s been a down-and-out craving for lava cakes around our house lately. For one thing, you can never really get enough of those chocolate-y, gooey lava cakes. For another thing they are splendidly simple to make, taste like a dream, and take just a few basic ingredients. Add a candy bar to the middle of these one-serving wonders, and you’ve got a dessert that’s perfect for spontaneous guests while still being fancy enough for an evening feast. Here’s our family’s super-simple recipe for chocolate lava cake perfection.
Candy Bar Lava Cake
- 2 eggs
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, melted with 1 tablespoon butter
- 3 cups powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 4 mini Milky Way, full-sized Reese’s cups, or other favorite candy bar
Spray an extra-large muffin tin, or 4 small ramekins, with nonstick baking spray (the sort with flour in it). In a stand mixer, beat together the eggs, cocoa powder, melted chocolate, and powdered sugar. Spoon a small amount of batter into the bottom of each muffin tin or ramekin. Place your candy bar on top. Cover with the rest of the batter. Bake in an oven preheated to 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes, or just until the top of the cakes have set. Remove from the oven. Cool slightly before turning out onto a plate. Serve topped with ice cream. Enjoy!