Katie’s Molten Lava Cake

Hello all!  I have a guest poster today…like the best guest poster ever!  She has mad baking skillz and is sharing her delicious recipe for Molten Lava Cake…yummm!

Her name is Katie…recognize her?  Some of you may…she is the daughter of one of my bloggy BFF’s, Janel from Nellie Bellie!

Please welcome, Katie!


This is a photo from Katie’s Tea Party…isn’t she the cutest?!?!

Hello. My name is Katie Jane. I am fifteen and my mother is NellieBellie. Currently, I am watching American Idol, because the mean people on it make me feel like a better person in comparison. I was told that I should write a bio about myself, so I am momentarily turning my attention to this instead. I very much enjoy baking and fashion. I think that the boys of One Direction are the most perfect looking beings on Earth (besides my mother and best friends. And also my father and little brother because I can’t forget them) and I have a weakness for puppy chow and brownies. I think that I also like elephant ears but I haven’t had them for like three years so I’m not for sure. I want to own a bakery when I get older, or write for Elle, Glamour, or Vogue. I want to go to Oxford University. My favorite shows on Earth are Downton Abbey and Sherlock, and I quite like Old Victorian things. I love my two Pooh Bears and my two kitties, and when I go to bed I like all four of them to be there. I very much like Bruno Mars as well.


Yes. Look at the yummy cake. Inside it’s gooey. Gooey gooey gooey, like it’s giving you a hug from the inside. You know you want it, and you’d be crazy not to. Who wouldn’t want something as lovely as this?

Maybe Christina Aguilera . Because she’s scary.

This recipe is adapted from Paula Deen’s Molten Lava Cake .

Molten Lava Cakes


4 oz semi-sweet chocolate
4 oz bittersweet chocolate
10 tbls butter
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups confectioners sugar
3 large eggs
3 egg yolks
1 teaspoon vanilla

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Grease 6 custard cups.
Melt the chocolate and butter in the microwave* or in a double broiler. Add the 1/2 cup flour and sugar to the chocolate and butter mixture. Stir in the eggs and yolks until smooth. Stir in the vanilla. Stir them babies. Stir them well.
Divide the batter among the custard cups. I won’t tell if you put more batter in yours.
Place in oven and bake for 14 minutes. The edges should be firm but the center will be runny.This is important to remember! Don’t wait until the center is firm, because then it will no longer be a lava cake. It will be a brownie-cake-type-thing. Still yummy, but not what you wanted.
Run a knife around the sides and dump onto plates. Dump nicely or it will become chocolate mashed potatoes that aren’t really mashed potatoes but they look like it.

Now eat it.


molten lava cake2

Look at the pretty pictures I took. I’m quite proud of them.

So now what are you going to do with the cakes? I know what I’ll be doing. I’ll be eating all six of them up in my room while rewatching the first two seasons of Downton Abbey and Sherlock while the rest of the world is giving them to their Valentines and I shall have NO REGRETS.

Don’t be a me. Share them with your Valentine. For the good of humanity.

Seriously. You’ve got humanity on your hands.

Thank you so much for sharing with us, Katie!!!  I hope you will come back and share again!

I am going to try to make these for Valentine’s Day for sure, even though I ‘d much rather Katie come make them for me!


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  1. says

    This is the best post I’ve read all day! I just love that Katie girl! And paired with a molten lava cake recipe? What could be better?

  2. says

    oh GOODNESS those look good! (…and I too watch tv shows with mean people to make me feel better about myself ;)

  3. says

    Omg. Katie, let me know when you start your blog so I can read it! Loved this post. :) And that cake? AMAZING. I’m in trouble with this recipe.

    • Katie Jane says

      Aha, you’ll know if I ever start a blog. :) Thanks!
      I was going to respond with something funny but I just woke up and can’t think of anything yet. -insert sigh here-

  4. says

    GOOOOO! Katie! This girl can Cook, make me laugh and is the bomb in those photographs! NellieBellie you better watch out..she is going to get snatched up quick by some lucky fellow! WOW! This cake looks amazing Katie! And I will join you in your Downton Abbey addiction..bring me up a cake! :)

    • Katie Jane says

      The cakes can make us feel better as we cry.

    • Katie Jane says

      Oh, it is. -insert evil laugh here-

  5. says

    I think I should have Katie write all my posts from now on. I wonder if she freelances? Much more interesting then what I write. Must be all that Downton Abbey? Note to self; watch more Downton Abbey.

    Seriously though? YUM. And the pictures? Perfect. You SHOULD proud :)

    • Katie Jane says

      She definitely freelances, if her mom lets her. She usually asks for payment in chocolate or Wonka candy, though.

      Downton Abbey is amazing.

  6. says

    What a fantastic looking desert! I could just eat that one totally up. I’ts so amazing and so are the photographs!

  7. says

    Nice I love lava anything, these cakes look fabulous! And congrats Katie Jane this is an awesome post with personality ALL over it!

  8. says

    Katie, You are a hoot, girl!!! I love it! Not only is your photography gorgeous, but your writing and recipe is AWESOME, too! Can’t wait to see what you do in the future!!!! xo

  9. says

    Oh my! Must. Have. That. Cake. Maybe I can drown my sorrows in it after watching Downton? Great post!

  10. says

    This looks so yummy and I would hide in my room and eat them all by myself. No sharing!!

  11. says

    Katie you are too cute and your cake looks delicious! I am seriously going to have to start watching this Downton Abby show, it seems that everyone I talk to is in love with it.


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