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Chocolate Lava Cake {Guest Post}

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Hello darlings! I’m thrilled to have my friend Meaghan from Cook.Craft.Love. here today to share one of her delicious, easy dessert recipes, and this one has me drooling! One thing that I really admire about Meaghan is her practicality in the kitchen. She wants good food without a huge time investment; but then again don’t we all? Be sure to stop by her site and show her a little pixie-dust love while you pick up some great easy meal ideas.


Chocolate Lava Cakes - Ready in less than an hour! A one-way ticket to chocolate nirvana

Hey Goodie Godmother readers! My name is Meaghan from Cook. Craft. Love. and I’m so excited Mary asked me here today to share this to die for and crazy easy recipe with you all!

Serve these decadent molten chocolate cakes up at your next dinner party and your guests will never guess that the whole thing takes less than an hour from start to finish!
Lemme get real with you for a quick sec. I’ve been in a bit of a baking slump lately. Had a couple of baking fails and just wanted to throw in the towel. Like literally because it keeps getting so dirty from cleaning up all my baking don’ts. So when Mary asked me to share something with you guys I was kind of nervous and had no idea what to choose!
Cupcakes? Cookies? Bread? Dip? Finger foods? Ohemgeetherearesomanychoices! I was on idea overload until one day I woke up out of a dead sleep. And by dead sleep I mean mid-afternoon day dream because I have been so out of it this week. Wanting chocolate. But not like regular chocolate like a chocolate cupcake or brownie but different chocolate. Fancy chocolate that doesn’t take much effort. ‘Cause if I can barely remember what day it is do you really think I have enough brain power to whip up a souffle or something? Ain’t nobody got time for that.
Chocolate Lava Cakes - Ready in less than an hour! A one-way ticket to chocolate nirvana
So I took to the kitchen with a loose idea of fancy chocolate in mind and added a little of this and a smidge of that and some more of this other thing and came up with my own from scratch recipe for molten chocolate cakes. They take just under an hour from start to finish. So they’re easy enough for me to handle even when I’m brain dead and fancy enough to be served at any dinner party.
I love to knock the socks off of dinner party guests with a menu that is delightfully simple, sinfully delicious, and looks like it took all day. It’s my favorite! And these molten cakes definitely fit the bill. As soon as your guests cut into the cake and enjoy all that perfect oozing chocolate they’ll be oohing and aahing right through to coffee and out the door. And who doesn’t love being a culinary rock star? AmIright?
Chocolate Lava Cakes - Ready in less than an hour! A one-way ticket to chocolate nirvana
What’s your favorite dinner party dessert?

Chocolate Lava Cake {Guest Post}

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes


  • 10 tbs butter
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 3 eggs
  • 8oz bakers chocolate, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup + 2 Tbs flour


  1. Add butter, milk, and chocolate to a microwave safe bowl and microwave for 90 seconds stirring every 30 seconds until completely melted and incorporated.
  2. Allow chocolate mixture to cool while you butter and flour 4 jumbo muffin tins or ramekins.
  3. Once slightly cooled beat in eggs one at a time until combined.
  4. Add sugar and flour and mix until completely incorporated.
  5. Pour into jumbo tins or ramekins until 3/4 full and bake at 450 for 18-20 minutes or until edges and top are just set.
  6. Allow to cool in the pan for five minutes before removing from tin. If baking in a ramekin serve in the dish with powdered sugar

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  • Reply
    Meaghan | Cook. Craft. Love.
    October 5, 2015 at 4:55 pm

    These were so fun to make (and eat!) thanks for having me 🙂

    • Reply
      The Godmother
      October 5, 2015 at 7:16 pm

      They look amazing! Thank you for the lovely post!

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