FOOD: chocolate peanut butter molten cake

Hi everyone, it's Alison here from Heart of Gold and Luxury and today I am excited to share with you an ultra-indulgent recipe for Chocolate and Peanut Butter Molten Cake.  They say the way to the heart is through the mouth. I definitely believe that it true, but think that chocolate must be involved - rich, dark chocolate.  I love combining this decadent ingredient with coarse sea salt, hazelnut and my all-time favorite, peanut butter.  

When Jen requested that I make something with chocolate I jumped at the chance - a women after my own heart, a lover of chocolate!  This individual cake is a like eating a bit of heaven.  It has a moist and creamy interior thanks to the molten warm peanut butter and dark chocolate. This recipe is incredibly easy to make and will definitely be the star at your next dinner party - and don't be surprised if this becomes your signature dessert!

Chocolate and Peanut Butter Molten Cake

2, 3.5 ounce dark chocolate bars (best quality), chopped
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, diced
2 eggs
2 egg yolks
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup flour
8 teaspoons creamy natural peanut butter
cocoa powder, for dusting

Special Equipment: Four 1-cup ramekins

Directions: Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Combine chopped chocolate and butter into a heavy bottomed sauce pan over medium heat.  Allow for chocolate and butter to melt.  Meanwhile, combine eggs, egg yolks, sugar and flour. Slowly whisk in chocolate mixture.  Pour batter into ramekins and set atop a baking sheet. Add 2 teaspoons of peanut butter into the center of each ramekin.  Place into oven and allow to bake for 12 to 16 minutes.  Cake is done when top is slightly puffed.  Allow to cool for 5 minutes, then run a knife along the outside of ramekin to release cake and invert onto plate. Dust with cocoa powder if desired and serve immediately.  

*All photographs by Alison
*Recipe adapted from Donna Hay's Molten Peanut Butter & Chocolate Fondant Cakes

-post by alison dulaney




  1. WHAT.
    OMG. I think i just got diabetes looking at this recipe. YUMMMM


  2. peanut butter and chocolate together is an amazing combination! this cake looks so decadent. the photography is great!


  3. Oh my does that look good! I can't remember the last time I've passed up on getting dessert at a restaurant if it's molten lava cake! And there's peanut butter! Wow! Dream recipe here =)

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  4. Oh my goodness, this looks super indulgent and amazing. Pinning ASAP!

  5. YUM, my husband would love this! Perfect for a romantic date at home!

    Over the Moon

  6. That looks delicious!

  7. This looks insane and oh so good! I can't wait to try.

  8. Seriously just got so hungry looking at this post. Looks so yummy!

  9. this looks incredible. And doable! Thanks for sharing.

  10. I can never say no to a good chocolate molten cake -- it's my weakness! This one looks perfect!

  11. I'm a chocolate addict!
    So this recipe is perfect for chocolate cravings...

  12. Holy smokes!...I ...there are just no words...!!!!

  13. Oh yum! This has the potential to be my favorite dessert ever. ~ ashleigh

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  14. I love Alison and her fab recipes and photos. I need to try this

  15. Looks super delicious and tasty! Yum!


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