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Chocolate and peanut butter moelleux (Lava cakes)

  • Vegetarian Diet

    Diet based on cereals, pulses, nuts, seeds, vegetables, fruits and other animal foods such as honey and eggs. Excludes meat, fish, mollusks.


A quick and easy recipe that doesn’t even need a mixer!!

  • Preheat oven to 180* C (350*F) Fan.
  • Add the chocolate and butter to a saucepan and cook over a low heat. Mix with a spatula until the chocolate melts and becomes smooth and creamy (the mixture can also be prepared in a bain marie or water bath. Also in the microwave for 1 ½  – 2 minutes).
  • In a bowl, combine the eggs, egg yolks, icing sugar, salt and vanilla extract. Mix well with a hand wire until the sugar has melted.
  • Add the chocolate mixture to the egg mixture and continue mixing with a spatula for 1-2 minutes.
  • Last, add the flour and mix well until all the ingredients have become fully incorporated.
  • Grease 6 metallic baking cups and dust with some cocoa powder.
  • Fill the first 2 cups 2/3 of the way with the mixture. Use a spoon or piping bag.
  • Fill the other 4 cups half way with the mixture. 
  • Add 1 teaspoon of peanut butter to the center of 2 of the cups. 1 teaspoon per cup. Press down on the peanut butter gently.
  • Add 1 teaspoon dulce de leche to the other 2 cups. Press down on it gently.
  • Top them off with the rest of the chocolate mixture , filling each one 2/3 of the way, total.
  • Transfer baking cups to a baking pan. Place on the top oven rack and bake for 8-10 minutes.
  • When you remove them from the oven they may seem undercooked in the center. Not to worry! This is how they should be. Let them rest in the baking cups for a few seconds. Turn out onto a serving platter and serve with ice cream, melted chocolate and cocoa powder.


The nutritional chart and the symbols refer to the peanut butter filling.

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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
27 %


Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

Total Fat (g)
54 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

Saturated Fat (g)
105 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

Total Carbs (g)
15 %


The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

Sugars (g)
30 %


Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

Protein (g)
19 %


It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

Fibre (g)
13 %


They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

Sodium (g)
6 %


A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*The nutritional chart and the symbols refer to the basic recipe and not to the serving suggestions.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo

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