Double Peanut Butter Molten Lava Cakes


Double Peanut Butter Molten Lava Cakes are an easy recipe that looks complicated but is quite the opposite.  They are loaded with peanut butter goodness, rich and creamy in the center and perfect when in need of a fancy looking dessert.

Double Peanut Butter Molten Lava Cake that oozes melted peanut butter - the perfect dessert recipe!

This is my best recipe invention to date!  Mr. Wishes and I came up with this one together being the huge peanut butter lovers that we are.  Everyone at one point in time has had molten chocolate lava cakes that ooze more chocolate when cut open….maybe even a chocolate lava cake with peanut butter filling in the middle.  I must ask, though, have you ever had a peanut butter molten lava cake with peanut butter filling?!  These Double Peanut Butter Molten Lava Cakes are the most mouth-watering treat I have had in ages.

Molten Double Peanut Butter Lava Cakes are an easy recipe that looks complicated but is quite the opposite. They are loaded with peanut butter goodness, rich and creamy in the center and perfect when in need of a fancy looking dessert.

Molten Double Peanut Butter Lava Cakes dessert recipe.

If you can’t get enough peanut butter in your life then double peanut butter molten lava cakes are for you.  The drizzle of chocolate ganache on top is just enough to give you that heavenly combination of chocolate and peanut butter.  This creates the perfect marriage of flavors and a party in your mouth.  Side note: isn’t that ganache just so shiny and beautiful?  I rarely make the bold statement of calling something the “best”, but this my friends, is the BEST.  Well, are you running to the kitchen yet to make your new favorite dessert?

Molten Double Peanut Butter Lava Cakes dessert is a peanut butter cake recipe with peanut butter filling. This is easy to make.

If you’re loving on the peanut butter desserts (like I tend to), you will have to check out my collection of Peanut Butter Dessert recipes. I’m very partial to my Reese’s Double Peanut Butter Layer Cake that I make for Mr. Wishes’ birthday each year and my Peanut Butter Buckeye Bark. You might also like this Amish Peanut Butter Pie from my friend Brandy!

Double Peanut Butter Molten Lava Cakes
Recipe type: dessert
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Serves: 4
Double Peanut Butter Molten Lava Cakes are an easy recipe that looks complicated but is quite the opposite. They are loaded with peanut butter goodness, rich and creamy in the center and perfect when in need of a fancy looking dessert.
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter
  • 4 oz. peanut butter chips
  • ¼ cup peanut butter (not the natural kind)
  • ¾ cup powdered sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 4 TBSP all-purpose flour
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • Ganache: (make this ahead of time as it needs to cool before pouring over cakes)
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet OR bittersweet chocolate chips
  • ⅔ cup heavy whipping cream
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Melt the peanut butter, peanut butter chips, and butter together in a microwave-safe bowl (about a minute or a little bit more). Stir after a minute and if not completely smooth, microwave a little longer.
  3. After mixture is completely smooth, add the sugar and mix well.
  4. Add the eggs and egg yolks, one at a time, and whisk vigorously after adding each egg until well incorporated.
  5. Add the flour and mix until just combined.
  6. Spray 4 custard cups very well with non-stick spray then place onto a baking sheet.
  7. Pour peanut butter batter evenly into cups then bake for 12-13 minutes, or until the sides are set but center is still soft (but not extremely jiggly.) Middle will look not quite done, but sides should be set.
  8. Let cool for 2 or 3 minutes, then invert cakes onto serving plates. They should come right out, but if needed, run a small knife around edges to loosen.
  9. Drizzle chocolate ganache over the top and serve warm (this is imperative or the peanut butter won't be melty when cut open)!
  10. Chocolate Ganache:
  11. Place chocolate chips in a small bowl and set aside. In a small saucepan, bring cream just to a boil. Pour over chocolate; whisk until smooth.
  12. Cool the ganache, stirring occasionally, until mixture is slightly thickened, about 40 minutes. Pour over cakes using a spoon or you can pipe onto cakes using a ziploc bag with the corner snipped off. Yield: 1-1/4 cups.

 A Wishes and Dishes original recipe

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30 Responses to “Double Peanut Butter Molten Lava Cakes”

  1. March 25, 2015 at 1:10 AM #

    Dear Ashley, these are irresistible. I love peanut butter so these are right up my alley! xo, Catherine

  2. March 25, 2015 at 8:12 AM #

    Whoa! Ashley, you have outdone yourself! What a fabulous original recipe you have created for peanut butter lovers. 🙂 Thank you for sharing! xo

  3. March 25, 2015 at 9:27 AM #

    We are HUGE fans of molten lava cake. And my husband is the world’s biggest fan of peanut butter. This would be a great dessert to make him for his birthday! That would make me the best wife, right? 😉

  4. March 25, 2015 at 11:00 AM #

    You are a genius! I am in peanut butter heaven. As a huge peanut butter fan, I am dying to try this. Great job, Ashley!

  5. March 25, 2015 at 11:44 AM #

    Bookmarked! I can’t wait to make this. The more peanut butter the better!

  6. March 25, 2015 at 12:21 PM #

    Oh, wow! This is sinful stuff. My kind. 😉 Really good — thanks.

  7. March 25, 2015 at 12:30 PM #

    Oh my….I never thought that a chocolate molten cake could be topped…but I think you’ve done it with this recipe Ashley! This looks delicious!

  8. scootsmagrates
    March 25, 2015 at 1:52 PM #

    yo dis so dope, gonna get me soma dis treat. lookin real fine girl.

  9. March 25, 2015 at 3:11 PM #

    I love peanut butter….I am all over this recipe

  10. March 25, 2015 at 3:54 PM #

    Oh my goodness – yes that chocolate ganache is all shiny and beautiful – but look at that ooey gooey peanutty center…good golly…

  11. March 25, 2015 at 4:07 PM #

    I’m a peanut butter lover, too, and just looking at that photo has my mouth watering. How delicious!

  12. March 25, 2015 at 4:48 PM #

    I still have yet to make lava cakes at home! I need to do it. And with peanut butter and chocolate?? These look sooo good!

  13. March 26, 2015 at 8:28 AM #

    That looks like double the deliciousness right there.

  14. March 26, 2015 at 10:17 AM #

    This is absolutely brilliant! Why have I never seen lava cakes with peanut butter before? You are the official inventor in my mind. 🙂

  15. March 26, 2015 at 3:47 PM #

    Oooh! This is amazing! These are the first double peanut butter lava cakes I’ve seen and they look so, so good.

  16. March 26, 2015 at 6:40 PM #

    You should win an award for this recipe! Maybe a blue ribbon even. It looks amazing!

  17. March 27, 2015 at 12:10 AM #

    Ummmmmm I think you just invented my new favorite dessert. I love peanut butter so much you don’t even know. I need this right now!

  18. March 28, 2015 at 11:26 PM #

    Oh my word! This is the most heavenly thing I’ve seen in a loooong time. That peanut butter center is everything! Pinning!

    • March 29, 2015 at 2:49 AM #

      Thanks for the pin girl!

  19. April 9, 2015 at 8:08 PM #

    SUCH a genius idea!!! I totally die over that peanut butter molten middle!

  20. April 15, 2015 at 9:44 PM #

    This looks AMAZING!

    • April 15, 2015 at 10:42 PM #

      Dorothy, thank you!! That means a lot coming from the dessert queen! LOL

  21. April 22, 2015 at 3:38 AM #

    Oh my word these look amazing!!!

  22. Katharine
    August 17, 2015 at 8:23 PM #

    I was so excited to make these and then realized the baking temp isn’t included in the recipe…can you add that? I underbaked ours so I’m guessing it’s higher than 375…

    • August 17, 2015 at 10:51 PM #

      Oh my gosh! I’m so sorry. It was in there at one point I know – I added it in! Sorry about that!

  23. January 14, 2016 at 10:08 AM #

    I have always wanted to try making molten lava cakes!! This looks delicious!!!

  24. February 13, 2016 at 9:17 PM #

    Not a big peanut butter fan but this could convert me. 🙂


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