Peanut Butter Molten Chocolate Cakes


This decadent dessert brings together our favorite flavor duo in one ooey, gooey treat: A rich, custardy chocolate cake filled with a warm, sweet-and-salty peanut butter filling. For the best “molten” experience, pull the cakes before the centers are completely set, and dig in after inverting them onto a plate. We’re swooning!

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6 serving(s)

Total Time:
45 mins



  • 3/4 c.

    unsalted butter (11/2 sticks), cut into pieces, plus more for greasing 

  • 1/3 c.

    granulated sugar, plus more for dusting

  • 6 oz.

    semisweet chocolate chips

  • 3

    large eggs plus 3 yolks, at room temperature

  • 1 tsp.

    pure vanilla extract

  • 1/4 tsp.

    kosher salt

  • 1/3 c.

    all-purpose flour

  • 1 tbsp.

    unsweetened cocoa powder, plus more for dusting

  • 1/2 tsp.

    baking powder

  • 1/3 c.

    creamy peanut butter (not natural type)

  • 3 tbsp.

    confectioners’ sugar


Save some for later: Stash unbaked cakes in the freezer for up to 2 weeks, then pop into a 450°F oven for 15 minutes.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION (per serving): About 592 calories, 44.5 g fat (23 g saturated), 10 g protein, 233 mg sodium, 45 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber

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Joy (she/her) is the Assistant Food Editor on the food team, where she develops and tests recipes to ensure both deliciousness and accuracy before they appear in titles like Good Housekeeping, Women’s Health, Woman’s Day, Prevention, and Country Living. After graduating from UChicago with a major in political science, she made the (best) decision to pursue her passion for food by enrolling in pastry school and working at her dream NYC restaurant, Gramercy Tavern. Before joining the GH team, Joy assisted on cookbook and editorial shoots, ran an Instagram micro bakery, and worked as a freelance writer and developer with bylines appearing in Eater, Food52, Simply Recipes, Food Network, and more. Joy has a special place in her heart for croissants and tiramisu, and is always on the hunt for the next cafe to explore in the city (a journey that never ends!).

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