gooey & molten

A peanut butter lava cake meets ultimate fudgy brownie. This molten slice of heaven is made with brownie cake batter and baked with a thick layer of creamy peanut butter in the center. So, so good!

WHAT YOU NEED 70% dark chocolate unsalted butter eggs powdered sugar all purpose flour creamy peanut butter peanut butter cups

1. 1. In a heat safe bowl, add the chopped chocolate and butter. Microwave in 30 second intervals until smooth and melted.

2. n a large mixing bowl, REALLY whip together the eggs and sugar until frothy and creamy. Then mix in the flour. 3. Pour in the chocolate mixture and whisk until combined. 4. Now for the peanut butter – add the peanut butter to a heat safe bowl and microwave for about 15 seconds. Enough to soften the peanut butter but not fully melt.  Add the softened peanut butter to a ziplock bag and set aside.

5.  Now pour half of the brownie cake batter into the cake pan and spread it even. 6. Snip a 1/2″ corner off the ziplock bag and pipe the peanut butter in an even layer over the cake batter, leaving a small bare border around the edge. Gently spread it even, careful not to disrupt the cake batter underneath. 7. Using a large cookie scoop, scoop the remaining cake batter on top of the peanut butter and gently spread even.

8.  Bake for 30-35 minutes.  9. Allow the cake to cool in the pan for about 45 minutes to an hour at room temperature. After an hour the center will still be quite molten, but if you prefer a more set center allow the cake to cool for longer. 10. Top with chopped peanut butter cups, if desired, and lift the cake out of the pan.