Chocolate Lava Muffins

"I believe this is an Alton Brown recipe. It is cakey on the outside and gooey chocolate on the inside. I have made these several times and they have always been a hit. Posting the recipe so I don't have to go searching for it next time I want to make it. Cook time is approximate, accounting for chill time."
Chocolate Lava Muffins created by May I Have That Rec
Ready In:
2hrs 30mins
12 muffins




  • Preheat oven to 375F.
  • In small metal bowl over saucepan of simmering water, melt chocolate and butter together.
  • Stir Vanilla into chocolate mixture.
  • In large mixing bowl, combine sugar, flour, and salt.
  • Sift sugar mixture into chocolate and mix well with electric hand mixer.
  • Add eggs to chocolate one at a time, fully incorporating each egg before adding the next.
  • Beat at high until batter is creamy and lightens in color, approximately 4 minutes.
  • Chill mixture.
  • Coat top and cups of muffin tin with butter and dust with cocoa powder, shaking off excess.
  • Spoon mixture into muffin tin using 4oz scoop or ladle.
  • Bake for 10-11 minutes.
  • Outsides should be cake like and centers shoud be gooey.

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  1. Byoung5969
    How long to you leave in oven for 6 big muffins?
  2. Reayabirch
    How long do you need to chill it for?
  3. Hayley M.
    looks amazing smells amazing and tastes amazing
  4. Melissa L.
    How do you reheat these?
  5. mish1nyc
    Turned out amazing and reheated just as deliciously!!! I followed the instructions precisely. Cooked for 11 minutes and the insides were thick and gooey, will try 10 minutes next time to see if the insides stay more liquid. I watched them the last 2 minutes of cooking and you can see them was cool to watch and hopefully after making them a few more times I can perfect the timing in my oven! After whipping up the batter, I left the mix at room temperature for a few hours and prepped my muffin pan. Filled the tins and cooked them when I was ready. Turned out amazing. I made some homemade raspberry coulis and served that alongside!! It only made 11 but not a big deal. Be sure to butter and cocoa the pan bc they removed easily, after running a knife around the sides, without sticking!! I will make these again and again....they were a huge hit and so super easy to make this top notch dessert!!!



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