Mini Chocolate Lava Cakes

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 Mini Chocolate Lava Cakes

Hey guys! Happy Monday. Have you ever heard of Jenny Flake? She writes on the blog Picky Palate and is one of my very favorite bloggers….ever ever ever! When I first started my blog, I looked to her to see how it should be done. I blog stalked her for a while before getting up the courage to tweet her and leave messages. Then, after a while we met and a few years later, I’m happy to call her a friend. She is one of the sweetest people I know and I’m so thrilled that she is expecting a sweet little baby boy in the next few weeks.

A few other bloggers and I got together to throw her a surprise virtual shower. SURPRISE Jenny!

Jenny Shower InviteI decided to whip up some chocolate lava cakes, but make them mini because I have an addiction to turning EVERYTHING into itty bitty creations {everything is a million times cuter as minis} plus they cook much faster that way…bonus! You only need 5 ingredients and maybe 5 minutes in a hot oven for a batch and THAT’S IT! Perfect for a party or a midnight snack for a certain pregnant lady. Ahem.

No step by step photos today because…..I did a vlog all about it!!! I started a Lauren’s Latest youtube channel and I’m going to be doing more and more recipe videos. I just took this one in my kitchen using my iphone, but hopefully as time rolls on, it’ll get a little more sophisticated. Well….ok. No promises.

 Mini Chocolate Lava Cakes

And for more yummy recipes, check out the other bloggers with baby shower recipes for Jenny 🙂

Amanda: i am baker Special Cake for a “Picky Palate”
Amanda: Kevin and Amanda Cinnamon Blueberry Biscoff Breakfast Cookies
Angie: Bakerella Baby Faces
Averie: Averie Cooks Chocolate Banana and Biscoff Graham Bars
Bev: Bev Cooks Horseradish Deviled Eggs
Bridget: Bake at 350 Cute as a Button Cupcakes
Cheryl: TidyMom Salted Caramel Cupcakes
Gaby: Whats Gaby Cooking Blueberry Buttermilk Cake
Heather: Heather’s Dish Perfect Pancake Bites
Julie: The Little Kitchen Mixed Berry Mint Slushies
Kathy: Panini Happy Baby Oreo Ice Cream Pies
Kristan: Confessions of a Cookbook Queen Homemade Animal Crackers
Lori: Recipe Girl Oreo and Caramel Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars
Maria: Two Peas and Their Pod Cookies ‘n Cream Sheet Cake
Marion: Sweetopia Baby Shower Cookie Favors
Marla: Family Fresh Cooking Blueberry Mint Agua Fresca
Michelle: Brown Eyed Baker Shrimp Nacho Bites
Naomi: Bakers Royale Chocolate and Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Trifles
Brooks: Recipe Boy Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Cup Stuffed Oreos
Robyn: Add a Pinch Little Boy Blue
Shaina: Food For My Family Ginger Plum Preserves
Shelly: Cookies and Cups Oreo Pop Baby Rattles

Enjoy Jenny! Maybe on baby #4, we’ll all be able to do a non-virtual baby shower! 😉

5 from 1 vote

Mini Chocolate Lava Cakes

Try these adorable, gooey mini chocolate lava cakes next time you want to impress a loved one!

servings 24 minis
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 6 mins
Total Time 21 mins

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 6 tablespoons flour

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Generously spray a mini muffin tin with non stick cooking spray and set aside.
  • Melt chocolate and butter in a large bowl. Cool 3 minutes. Stir in eggs and egg yolks until incorporated. Stir in powdered sugar and flour.
  • Spoon into prepared muffin tin so batter is 3/4 of the way up. Bake 4-7 minutes or until the edges are cooked and the centers are soft. Cool 5 minutes and carefully remove from pan using a butter knife. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.

Nutrition

Calories: 95kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 43mg | Potassium: 9mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 171IU | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chocolate Lava Cake, mini

 

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  10. katie

    Lauren these look to die for. I’m sad to admit that I’ve never made lava cakes… they are on my list of recipes to conquer!

  11. What a cute Idea!! These are truly the perfect size for a shower…I have several over the next few months so I will have to give them a try!! Looks like II will have to go over and “stalk” Picky Palate too! These look like they could jump off the page…great photography!

  12. Gina @ Running to the Kitchen

    Love the video, Lauren! Funny actually b/c I did my first video on today’s post too and thought the same thing about using my iphone instead of my real camera that would obviously take way better video. ha! The lava cakes are adorable in their mini-ness!

  13. Averie @ Averie Cooks

    Gorgeous little lava cakes and I wish we could all be at the shower IRL and try all this great food!

    And congrats on your YouTube Channel, too.

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  15. Jen @ Jen's Favorite Cookies

    These look wonderful! It makes me wish this virtual shower was a little less “virtual”, if you know what I mean!

  16. Amanda

    Oh my gosh, how dangerously wonderful are these?? Just 5 ingredients and 5 mins in the oven?? I could make these right now!! 🙂 Loved the video, your little girl is too cute!! 🙂

  17. naomi

    I’m so with you about minis – that’s why baby socks are cute and adult socks-not so much.

    Love the recipe! It looks delicious.

  18. Tasha @ Thatssoyummy

    Oh I love chocolate and these look so perfect… I could eat about 5 of them and convince myself its ok because they are small 😉

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  20. kelaynes

    LOVE lava cakes…but don’t have mini pan, going to try with regular muffin pan, and up the time a few minutes…hope it works, but seriously, how could it not? i will still eat them! 🙂

    1. Lauren

      Yup, should work just fine. Just be sure to spray really well with non-stick. OR use ramekins and eat them right out of there!!

    2. Billy

      Wow – this is really late, but I hope you see this. Did it work? I just stumbled upon this recipe and made them for work. HUGE hit. I want to make them as regular sized cupcakes for this weekend. Do you remember if it worked? how long did you bake them for?

  21. TidyMom

    Chocolate lava cakes were always one of my Dad’s favorite desserts, I haven’t made them in years……..I love the idea of making them mini

    1. Lauren

      You MUST! They are amazing fresh out of the oven with vanilla ice cream! If you’re worried, make them larger in ramekins and serve them just like that with the ice cream right on top. Check out my original post for these here: https://laurenslatest.com/molten-chocolate-lava-cakes/

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  23. Nata

    you and your daughter are the cutest!
    love the idea of mini lava cakes, definitely helps with portion control! (because smaller portions don’t count)