3 years ago

Sweet ‘n’ Spicy Molten Chocolate Lava Cake for Two

A personal-sized
dessert with a pinch of spice! Any oven-safe mug will work for this recipe, but
to make your mug cake extra special, pick up a Lunds & Byerlys Artisan Mug from our gift shop, made by Red Wing Stoneware.
Manufactured along the Mississippi River in Red Wing, Minnesota, Red Wing
Stoneware has been a tradition since the mid 1800s and is cherished by


  • ¼ cup all-purpose
  • ¼ cup granulated
  • 2 tablespoons
    unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking
  • Pinch of salt
  • Pinch of cayenne or
    black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons room
    temperature half & half
  • 3 tablespoons melted
  • 1 small room
    temperature egg
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 ounce bittersweet
    chocolate, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon water


  1. Heat oven to
    400 F.
  2. In an
    oven-safe mug, place flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder, salt and pepper. Stir
    with fork until well combined.
  3. Add melted
    butter, cream, egg and vanilla, Mix well, making sure to incorporate all the
    flour from the bottom of the mug.
  4. Place
    chocolate pieces on top of batter in center of mug. Do not stir in or push down
    as chocolate pieces will sink as it bakes.
  5. Add water over
    batter and chocolate pieces.
  6. Place mug on
    small baking tray and bake for 15-20 minutes. Remove from oven when edges
    appear firm and center sticks slightly to your finger when touched.
  7. Cool for 5
    minutes before eating. Serves 2.

Substitute mini semisweet chocolate chips, mini Reese’s Pieces, butterscotch or
peanut butter chips for the chopped chocolate pieces.