Chocolate Tuesday (Chocolate Coconut Molten cake… stuffed with Peanut Butter Cups)

DSCN3553This is a ridiculously easy molten cake that can be made into either one 5″ cake that feeds two people on one plate (or one person-  remember how I don’t judge?)- or baked into smaller souffle cups for individual servings.


You probably have a lot of the ingredients on hand.  No matter if you don’t have coconut oil- melted butter works also!DSCN3531 Measure out about 2 tablespoons of coconut oil into a microwave safe bowl.  Microwave for about a minute until the coconut oil is melted.DSCN3532

Add 4 ounces of semi-sweet or bittersweet chocolate to the oil, stirring to melt it all together.  If the oil isn’t warm enough to melt the chocolate, get it back in the microwave for a minute or so.DSCN3534

Next- the sugar.  I used 1/4 cup of powdered sugar that had coconut shreds in it (from the marshmallows a couple weeks ago!  Resourceful!)- but you can go ahead and use plain.  I loved the idea of coconut cake- so I made sure it got in there.DSCN3535

Next, add one egg, whisking to combine (notice we are using 1 bowl and no mixers.  Win!)DSCN3537DSCN3538 Add 2 tablespoons of flour- whisking to barely combine.

DSCN3539DSCN3541I love my small springform pans- this is the perfect pan for this cake.  It will release it perfectly and it is “portioned” (haha) DSCN3542 Spray the pan with cooking spray and then generously flour it- tapping to evenly coat it.  Discard excess flour.DSCN3543 Pour the batter into the pan- then place two peanut butter cups in the center.  Now..  you can leave this step out-  the cake will be perfectly molten and it will still be decadent- but how can adding a Reeses cup be a bad thing??DSCN3544DSCN3545 Bake it in the oven at 400 degrees for about 10 minutes.  The cake will still be wobbly in the center, but the top will appear mostly cooked-ish.DSCN3547 Like this.DSCN3551DSCN3552

Chocolate Coconut Molten cake... stuffed with Peanut Butter Cups)
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Serves: 2
A delicious and fast dessert for two to share.... or for one person in case of emergency.
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 4 ounces semi-sweet or bittersweet chocolate
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar, mixed with 1 tablespoon shredded coconut
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons AP flour
  • 2 Peanut Butter cups (optional)
Preheat the oven to 400
  • Veggie oil and flour for coating the pan
  1. Heat the coconut oil to melt in a microwave proof bowl, and add the chocolate. Stir to melt the chocolate; heat briefly in the microwave to melt the chocolate fully, if necessary.
  2. Whisk in the sugar and vanilla; add the egg and whisk to combine.
  3. Stir in the flour until just combined.
  4. Prepare 1 5" springform pan by spraying with vegetable oil and coating the pan with flour. Alternatively, use a small souffle dish or 2 slots of a regular sized muffin pan.
  5. Pour the batter into the pan, and place the peanut butter cups into the center of the batter.
  6. Bake for 8-10 minutes, until just set but wobbly in the center. Smaller cakes will take less time- so just keep
  7. Allow to stand for 10 minutes before unmolding. The cake should unmold easily.
  8. Dust (or coat) in powdered sugar- serve with ice cream or whipped cream if desired.


Mid-devour- peanut butter and gooey chocolate amazing-ness. Awww yeah.



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3 Responses to Chocolate Tuesday (Chocolate Coconut Molten cake… stuffed with Peanut Butter Cups)

  1. I need to not let Joe find your blog ever or I will be making him gooey chocolate stuff like this every day! It looks great, I bet it would be a huge hit if I made something like this for my dad’s upcoming bday :)

    • kristina says:

      The recipe is easily multiplied! To double it go up to 3 eggs. I find that it works really well in a greased muffin tin- just turn in over and they all plop out!

  2. Ohhhh my. I can’t believe this cake-it looks so good and moist, oh man! I will have to make this for husband sometime, he loves peanut butter cups!
    You really have the best recipes! I think I’m going to make your burgers one night this week!

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