16 Lava Cake Recipes That Will Melt Your Heart

Be still our dessert-loving hearts. These warm cakes of delicious joy, filled with ooey gooey sauce inside make our mouths drool and our taste buds beg for more. We have the classic chocolate lava cake, but also peanut butter, red velvet, raspberry and so much more. These homemade lava cake recipes are sure to make your loved one’s hearts melt this Valentine’s Day!

Molten Chocolate Lava Cakes for Two

“Happy Valentine’s Day! I hope your day includes eating top notch foods with the lava your life. (Ha!) That better include these molten chocolate lava cakes for two.” - Abbey

Peanut Butter Chocolate Molten Lava Cakes

“If you are looking for something easy that everyone will love you can’t go wrong with these Peanut Butter Chocolate Molten Lava Cakes! They are amazing, and you can always have a little fun and get more creative too.” - Jenn

Raspberry White Chocolate Lava Cakes

“Light and fluffy raspberry white chocolate cakes with an oozy gooey molten lava centre that’s just waiting to spill out for your enjoyment!” - Kevin

Lemon Lava Cakes

“If you go gaga for citrusy, lemon-y desserts, this is your jam (or should I say, your lava?)! Bake these Lemon Lava Cakes up for your citrus-loving loved ones and watch the smiles unfold as they savour these slices of sunshine!” - Winola

Perfect Molten Lava Cakes

“One of the culinary spells I wanted to cast was making perfect Molten Lava Cakes. You know, the ones you always order at restaurants? The ones that, when cut open, release a molten, gooey chocolate center that’s out of this world-amazing? I wanted to recreate that amazingness at home, but frankly, I was a little scared. But truth be told, it’s a lot easier than you’d think, and this recipe yields the PERFECT Molten Lava Cake. Like ever.” - Hayley

Spiced Apple and Salted Caramel Lava Cakes

“Moist apple-spice-cake with a molten salted caramel interior, it's like fall on a plate, but better, because anything with salted caramel is ten times better. Not to mention that apples and caramel belong together. End of story.” - Michelle

Instant Pot or Oven Chocolate Lava Cake

“Chocolate Lava Cakes (also known as chocolate fondants) hide a core of gooey chocolate inside their sponge shell. An incredibly indulgent – yet easy! – chocolate dessert which can be made in your Instant Pot or oven.” - Lucy

Red Velvet Molten Lava Cakes

“Is there anything more perfect and decadent for Valentine’s Day that a chocolate molten cake? Yes. In fact there is. A red velvet molten cake is definitely more perfect!” - Rachael

Salted Caramel Molten Lava Cakes for Two

“A decadent and rich molten lava cake for two! You'll love breaking into this!” - Julie

Slow Cooker Chocolate Lava Cake

“Slow Cooker Chocolate Lava Cake is the dessert of my dreams. This dessert is made with three chocolaty layers; chocolate cake, chocolate pudding, and chocolate chips.” - Sarah

Oreo Lava Cakes

“These Oreo Lava cakes start with a warm chocolate cake filled with a Oreo cookies and cream lava pudding center. This easy cake doesn’t require any mixers and is a great way to satisfy your sweet tooth during this cold winter season.” - Kirbie

Mini Chocolate Strawberry Lava Cakes

“These mini chocolate strawberry lava cakes feature a rich molten chocolate and strawberry center and are EASY to make. This small-batch recipe yields just four mini lava cakes (and uses a muffin tin).” - Alyssa

Nutella Molten Lava Cakes

“Gooey molten lava cakes ooze out pure chocolate goodness layered with Nutella. Dessert does not get more delicious or better yet easier than this!” - Mila

Muffin Tin Chocolate Lava Cakes

“I believe the public needs to be educated about the greatness that is a lava cake. Not just because of the lava cake’s incredible flavor. But also because of its incredible ease. To prepare. And also consume, obviously.” - Leah

Bananas Foster Lava Cake with Homemade Whipped Cream

“This lava cake recipe is basically just showing you my endless love for butterscotch ever since I learned how to make it. It’s SO easy and I decided it would be a good option for the flavor of this lava cake, and I was right!” - Jordan

Crock Pot S’mores Chocolate Lava Cake

“Good, then you can have this cake… it’s ooey, it’s gooey, it’s chocolate and marshmallow goodness, and it’s perfect for those intense chocolate cravings. And even better, it’s made in the crock pot, so you can set it, forget it, and come back for that delicious s’mores goodness. If you’re looking for the perfect crock pot cake, this is your best bet!” - Jenni


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