Mini Cupcake Tin Lava Cakes |

Mini Cupcake Tin Lava Cakes

One of my absolute favorite desserts to have at a restaurant is a lava cake. I really wanted to try to make them at home, but I knew how much of a mess it would be for my little ones to eat. After thinking about it for a little while, I came up with the idea for mini cupcake tin lava cakes. Luckily, they came out exactly as I hope they would. They had that delicious lava cake flavor and center, but it was so tiny there wasn’t too much ooze and mess.

Mini Cupcake Tin Lava Cakes |

One thing I loved was how easy it was to make these lava cakes. The whole process took me around 30 minutes from prep to finish.

Items Used:

Glass Bowl

Cupcake Tin


Mini Cupcake Tin Lava Cakes

I started out by preheating my oven to 400 degrees, and spraying my cupcake tin with non-stick spray. Once that was done I melted my chocolate and butter together in a glass bowl using the double boiler method.

A double boiler is when you fill a pot about 1/4 of the way with water, put a bowl that fits on top filled with the chocolate and butter, and slow mix them together as the water boils underneath.

Mini Cupcake Tin Lava Cakes |

Once the chocolate is melted, I take it off the boiling water pot, and add in the powdered sugar. Once that was fully combined I added in the eggs and egg yolks. Followed that with mixing in the cocoa powder and flour.

Mini Cupcake Tin Lava Cakes |

I let the lava cakes cook for 8 minutes. They should be firm and cake like on the outside, but still jiggly in the middle. Carefully remove them from the cupcake tin after a few minutes. I made the mistake of trying to flip them out and a few of them lost their chocolate ooze. I was devastated. For the rest I used a knife around the edges, and carefully lifted them up and out. I turned them upside down and covered them in powdered sugar.

Mini Cupcake Tin Lava Cakes |

These lava cakes were approved by me, both of my little ones, and my brother-in-law AJ. It’s safe to say that you’ll most likely love them as well.
You can check out a delicious brownie recipe here.

Mini Cupcake Tin Lava Cakes |

What’s your favorite restaurant dessert?


Mini Cupcake Tin Lava Cakes


  • 1 C Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • 3/4 C Butter
  • 1 1/2 C Powdered Sugar
  • 3 Eggs
  • 3 Egg Yolks
  • 1/2 C + 1 Tbsp Flour
  • 3 Tbsp Cocoa Powder


  1. Preheat oven to 400
  2. Spray cupcake tin with nonstick spray
  3. Melt chocolate chips and butter with the double broiler method (or in the microwave)
  4. Add powdered sugar to melted chocolate and combine
  5. Mix eggs and egg yolks into mixture
  6. Add flour and cocoa powder, stir until all combined
  7. Evenly distribute between the 12 cupcake spots
  8. Bake for 8 minutes
  9. Serve fairly quickly after they are finished
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