This year, I had the best valentine. This dude loves to sample my work, is good at cuddling, and happens to be very handsome. He also happens to be four-legged and small enough to carry around. Yup, my dog, Bungie. Sad? Maybe. Do I care? Nope, not at all 🙂 So for this Valentines, I (with the help of Bungie) made a chocolatey treat for dessert. Yes, there’s a little sweetener in this, but for a once-in-a-while treat, it’s harmless. Just try to use organic ingredients, if possible! This is much better than the boxed lava cakes at the store and quicker to make than the time waiting at a restaurant!
Chocolate- Peanut Butter Lava Cake
1 tbsp unrefined coconut oil
1 tbsp organic peanut butter
1/4 cup organic dark chocolate chips
1 tbsp spelt flour (whole wheat works too)
1 tbsp maple syrup (or honey or sugar)
1/8 tsp salt
1 large egg
Optional: powdered sugar
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Spray the bottom and sides of a ramekin with cooking spray oil. Completely coat with cocoa powder. Over a stove, melt the coconut oil. Mix in the peanut butter until melted. Add in the chocolate chips and stir until melted. Add in maple syrup and mix until the chocolate mixture is the same color throughout. Set aside. In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, and egg. Add and stir in the melted chocolate. Pour batter in the ramekin and bake for 12 minutes.
After taking out of the oven, slide a knife around the ramekin. The cooling time depends on the amount of “lava” you want (if you want a lot of lava, serve right away). Place an upside-down plate on top of the lava cake, flip, and gently wiggle off the ramekin. Dust with powdered sugar, if desired.
Note: I’m still playing around with this recipe. I want to eventually sub in coconut flour. If you try out any alterations please let me know! 🙂