Peanut Butter Chocolate Lava Cake

// Peanut Butter Chocolate Lava Cake
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Prep Time

5 mins

Cook Time

1 min

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to get a song stuck in your head

Batman and Robin. John and Chrissy. Ben and Jerry. Add chocolate and peanut butter to this list of iconic duos, except you can hang out with them on the couch in sweats. You might need all the willpower to resist eating the egg-free batter, but the (wildly short) wait is worth it.

All of Anyday’s recipes are tested (and retested!) in many different microwaves and home kitchens to make sure they work — and work well.

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What You’ll Need

What You’ll Need

The Small Dish

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Microwave oven by power - 700w



The Small Dish



  • 3 tablespoons (42g) unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup (30g) all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 tablespoons whole milk
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract


  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • ½ teaspoon water


  1. Melt the butter in the Anyday dish. Add the remaining batter ingredients and mix well.
  2. Add the peanut butter in small, even dollops across the batter. Sprinkle chocolate chips on top. Drizzle the water over the batter and cover with the lid (knob lifted).
  3. Cook in the microwave for 30 seconds to 1 minute, taking care not to overcook the creamy center. The edges should look set while the center is soft, but not jiggly. Note that all microwaves cook a little bit differently, even those with the same wattage! To avoid overcooking, add time in increments of 15 seconds, checking the texture each time.
  4. Cool for 1 minute with the lid still on. Serve warm or cool. Enjoy with ice cream or a sprinkle of flaky sea salt.

Serving suggestions & tips

  • Try chocolate hazelnut spread or any nut butter for a peanut-free alternative.
  • Try it with peanut butter ice cream for extra richness.
  • Try it with dollops of cream cheese instead of peanut butter for a cheesecake-like swirl.

Recipe notes

  • This recipe is best when still hot so that the chocolate remains gooey.
  • To avoid overcooking, add time in increments of 10 seconds, checking the texture each time.
  • Microwave ovens vary, even with the same wattages. Adjust cooking times as needed.