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Brownie Lava Cake


22 Min.
23 Min.
Skill Level:
10 individual cakes

Chocolate lava cake lovers rejoice! This quick and easy molten lava cake recipe has a brownie base and a molten center of HERSHEY’S KISSES Lava Cake Chocolate Candies. Imagine all the chocolaty goodness oozing out of these individual homemade lava cakes during birthday parties and date nights. What’s awesome about this easy lava cake recipe is that you can make the treats in advance, then quickly microwave them before serving! Add a scoop of vanilla ice cream for an even sweeter combination. This is the best molten lava cake recipe around! You can opt for an even easier version — Easy Brownie Lava Cake — that calls for a box of brownie mix instead of mixing up the ingredients yourself!

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
23 minutes
Bake Time
22 minutes
Cool Time
5 minutes


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  • 30
    HERSHEY'S KISSES Brand Lava Cake Dark Chocolate Candies
  • 1 cup
    butter or margarine (2 sticks)
  • 1/2 cup
  • 1 cup
    light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup
    granulated sugar
  • 3
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1 cup
    all-purpose flour

Step-By-Step Directions

Equipment Needed 
oven oven
(10) ramekins or custard cups (10) ramekins or custard cups
microwave-safe bowl microwave-safe bowl
microwave microwave
knife knife
wire rack wire rack
serving plates serving plates
wooden spoon or rubber scraper wooden spoon or rubber scraper

Heat oven to 350° F. Grease and sugar 10 (4 oz) ramekins or custard cups. Remove wrappers from candies; set aside.


Place butter in large microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at High (100%) 1-1/2 minutes or until melted. Add cocoa; stir until smooth. Add brown sugar and granulated sugar; stir with spoon until well blended. Add eggs and vanilla; beat well with spoon. Add flour; stir until well blended.


Fill prepared cups about 2/3 full with batter. Push points of 3 chocolates about halfway into batter.


Bake 22 to 25 minutes or until outer cake portion springs back when lightly touched with finger (Cake may still appear moist where chocolates were added). Cool in cups on wire rack about 5 minutes.


To serve, run knife around outer edge of cake; invert onto serving plate. Garnish as desired.

Make ahead directions: Cakes can be baked up to a day ahead. Bake and remove cakes from ramekins. Cover; store at room temperature. To serve, place on microwave-safe plate; microwave at High (100%) 15 seconds or until warm.

Easy version of Brownie Lava Cake.

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