The BEST Nutella lava cake recipe you’ll ever make, this decadent dessert is paired with chocolate and peanut butter for indulgent flavor. Ooey gooey in the center, it’s easy to make and perfect for date nights, Valentine’s Day, or treating yourself any day of the week! 

Easy Lava Cake Recipe with Peanut Butter being broken into with a spoon.

What is a Nutella Lava Cake Made Of? 

For this easy Nutella lava cake recipe, we kept things simple using a handful of baking staples. Here’s what you’ll need: 

  • Coconut Oil – Used to grease the ramekins and help melt the chocolate, creating a runny consistency. 
  • Cocoa Powder – Helps contribute to the bold chocolate flavor. Make sure your cocoa powder is unsweetened! 
  • Chocolate Chips – We prefer to use dark chocolate, but semi-sweet would work, too. Just make sure you use a high-quality brand like Ghiradelli or Lindt! We promise you can taste the difference. 
  • Large Eggs – A single egg and an egg yolk are used to provide structure and help the cake rise while also creating a rich flavor. 
  • Sugar – We use coconut palm sugar, but brown sugar would work, too. 
  • Coffee Extract – This helps enhance the chocolate taste and does not create a coffee flavor. 
  • Peanut Butter – We use smooth peanut butter, but crunchy would work too if you want to add a bit of extra texture. If using natural peanut butter, be sure to give it a good stir first. 
  • Salt – Used to enhance the rest of the ingredients.

Master the Art of Creating a Luscious Lava Cake with Simple Steps

Although commonly thought of as a difficult dessert to make, our version makes the process of creating a Nutella lava cake a breeze! 

  1. Melt the chocolate. In a large microwave-safe mixing bowl, melt the coconut oil and chocolate chips in 30-second intervals, stirring in between. 
  2. Beat the eggs. In a second bowl, beat the egg and egg yolk, coconut sugar, coffee extract, and salt together until the ingredients are smooth and light in color. 
  3. Combine. Gently pour the egg mixture into the bowl with the chocolate, stirring constantly. Once thickened, use a spatula to gently fold in the cocoa powder. 
  4. Bake. Fill your ramekins ¾ of the way full, dollop peanut butter in the center, and spoon the chocolate batter on top. Bake just until the outside of the lava cake is set. The center will still look underdone! 
  5. Cool. Let the dessert cool in the ramekin. Then, flip it onto a plate, add your toppings of choice, and enjoy warm. 

Topping Ideas

Of course, you can serve this chocolate Nutella lava cake on its own, but we think more is more. You can never go wrong with extra toppings! 

  • Powdered Sugar
  • Chocolate Sauce
  • Caramel Sauce
  • Nutella Drizzle
  • Coconut Flakes
  • Berries (raspberries, strawberries, blueberries)
  • Peanut Butter Drizzle
  • Chopped Nuts (almonds, walnuts, pecans)
  • Ice Cream

Can I Make This Nutella Lava Cake Recipe Ahead of Time? 

This easy lava cake recipe is best served right away. However, if you want to plan ahead, the batter can be prepared and kept covered in the fridge for up to two days. 

We do not recommend baking Nutella lava cake ahead of time as the center will set, and you’ll no longer have the melty texture you’re looking for.

How Do I Reheat a Lava Cake? 

Place your lava cake upside down on a plate, and warm it in the microwave in 30-second increments until your desired temperature is reached. This will help create a molten center again!

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Easy Lava Cake Recipe with Peanut Butter being broken into with a spoon.

Chocolate Nutella Lava Cake with Peanut Butter

5 from 1 vote
Author: Food Dolls
Servings: 4 servings
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
The BEST Nutella lava cake recipe you’ll ever make, this decadent dessert is paired with chocolate and peanut butter for indulgent flavor. Ooey gooey in the center, it’s easy to make and perfect for date nights, Valentine’s Day, or treating yourself any day of the week! 

Ingredients  

  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/4 cup coconut palm sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon coffee extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder + more for sprinkling
  • 1-2 Tablespoons peanut butter

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease the ramekins with coconut oil, and dust with cocoa powder. Set aside.
    1/4 cup coconut oil
  • In a large mixing bowl, melt the coconut oil and chocolate chips in the microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring in between.
    1/4 cup coconut oil, 1/3 cup dark chocolate chips
  • In a second bowl, beat together the egg, egg yolk, coconut sugar, coffee extract, and salt until the mixture is smooth and lightens in color.
    1 large egg, 1 egg yolk, 1/4 cup coconut palm sugar, 1/2 teaspoon coffee extract, Pinch of salt
  • Pour the egg mixture into the chocolate/oil mixture, stirring constantly until everything is well combined and the chocolate begins to thicken. Gently fold in the cocoa powder.
    2 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder + more for sprinkling
  • Divide the batter between the ramekins, filling them 3/4th way full. Place 1 heaping teaspoon of peanut butter in the center of each ramekin, and cover the peanut butter with the batter.
    1-2 Tablespoons peanut butter
  • Bake for 10 minutes. Do not overbake! The outside should be set, and the center will look undercooked.
  • Let cool for a minute. Loosen the sides carefully with a knife. Flip the lava cake onto a plate. Sprinkle organic powdered sugar or unsweetened coconut flakes on top. Plate with coconut ice cream or ice cream of choice, if desired. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 358kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 0.02g | Cholesterol: 275mg | Sodium: 142mg | Potassium: 244mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 394IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 91mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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