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Easy Brownie Lava Cake


32 Min.
22 Min.
Skill Level:
4 cakes

Sometimes you just want to whip up something easy, fast and decadent. This Easy Brownie Lava Cakes recipe is the perfect choice. Only a handful of ingredients, a little bit of prep, and you’re on your way to a heavenly dessert with a molten dark chocolate center. This recipe makes four delicious brownie lava cakes, so invite a friend (or three).

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
22 minutes
Bake Time
32 minutes
Cool Time
20 minutes


  • 16
    HERSHEY'S KISSES Brand Lava Cake Dark Chocolate Candies
  • 1 (16oz.) package
    brownie mix with pouch of chocolate syrup
  • vegetable oil, water and egg called for on brownie mix package

Step-By-Step Directions

Equipment Needed 
oven oven
chef hat 4 oz custard cups
paper parchment paper
mixing bowl mixing bowl
measuring cup measuring cups
rubber scraper rubber scraper
wire rack wire rack
plate serving plate

Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and sugar 4 (4 oz) custard cups or ramekins. Place circle of greased parchment paper with greased side up in bottom of each custard cup.


Remove wrappers from chocolates; set aside. Mix brownie following package directions.


Place 6 tablespoons brownie batter in bottom of each prepared cup. Gently place 4 chocolates with the point down in center of each cup. Cover chocolates with 2 tablespoons batter.


Bake 31 to 33 minutes or until brownie surfaces are cracked. Remove from oven; cool on wire rack 15 to 20 minutes or until cups are cool enough to handle.


To serve, gently run knife around outer edge of brownie ; invert onto serving plate. Remove parchment paper; garnish as desired. Makes 4 brownie cakes.

Baking from scratch? See our classic recipe!

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