Muffin tin molten lava cakes are irresistibly rich and chocolaty treats that bake-up right in your muffin tin. Perfect for special occasions like Valentine’s Day! These indulgent mini cakes call for simple pantry ingredients and are ready to serve in under 15 minutes. Spread some love with a muffin tin full of sinful molten lava cakes!
Our muffin tin hack makes it easy for even beginner bakers to make a restaurant-quality dessert right at home. We use a GoodCook® Muffin Tin for this recipe – the non-stick surface is safe for use with metal utensils and can go right in the dishwasher for easy cleanup.
How to make muffin tin molten lava cakes
- Preheat oven to 375°F.
- In a small GoodCook® Mixing Bowl, add the chocolate chips and butter, and place the bowl over a small saucepan that has simmering water in it.
- Stir the chocolate and butter until it melts, then add in vanilla extract.
- In another GoodCook® Mixing Bowl, sift together 3 tablespoons of flour, cinnamon, salt, and sugar.
- Add the flour mixture to the chocolate mixture, mixing well with an electric hand mixer.
- As you mix, add one egg at a time. Each egg should be completely mixed before adding the next egg.
- When all the eggs are added, mix the batter until creamy and lightened in color, about 4 minutes. Chill for 15 minutes.
- In another GoodCook® Mixing Bowl, combine the remaining flour with the cocoa powder.
- Coat a GoodCook® muffin tin with melted butter and dust the cocoa and flour mixture into each muffin cup, coating well and shaking out the excess.
- Fill each muffin cup with ¼ cup of the chilled batter.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and cool for 15 minutes.
- Remove each cake carefully from the muffin tin, or invert the muffin tin over a sheet tray to remove.
How To Know When The Lava Cakes Are Ready
The internal temperature needs to be at least 160°F for these molten lava cakes. Use a GoodCook® Digital Thermometer to check the temperature — simply unfold the thermometer to turn it on. Insert the tip in the center of each lava cake, and in just 3 seconds you’ll have an accurate reading. The GoodCook® Digital Thermometer is washable and is NSF certified for accuracy. It also quickly and easily switches from °F to °C.
How to Serve Molten Lava Cakes
- The simplest way to serve molten lava cakes is with vanilla ice cream or with a dollop of whipped cream.
- These little molten lava cakes also pair nicely with a scoop of cherry or peppermint ice cream.
Can You Make Mini Molten Lava Cakes Ahead Of Time?
Yes! Pour the chocolate batter into the muffin tins a few hours ahead of time and store them covered in the fridge. Bake them right before you plan to serve.
You can also bake the cakes ahead of time and reheat them in the oven or microwave before serving.
Tips To Make Mini Molten Lava Cakes
- Coat the muffin tins thoroughly with melted butter and dust the inside of each muffin tin with cocoa powder and flour for easy removal.
- If you don’t want to use a double burner to melt the chocolate, you can melt it in the microwave. Microwave the chocolate at 50% power in 20-second intervals so it doesn’t burn.
- For best results, add one egg at a time.
- Serve the molten lava cakes right after cooling for 15 minutes, or reheat in the microwave before serving.
Make special occasions even sweeter with the GoodCook line of bakeware and kitchen accessories. When we’re baking, we keep a set of GoodCook® Mixing Bowls on the counter for combining all of the ingredients. When it comes to quick and easy desserts, the GoodCook® Muffin Tin is perfect for baking your treats evenly and for making cleanup a breeze. The whole family will love this indulgent dessert!
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Muffin Tin Molten Lava Cakes