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S’more Lava Cakes

Biting into what may seem like a very simple and classic lava cake turns out to be something pleasantly surprising. We are talking toasted marshmallow and graham cracker decadence oozing out of the center. I love when things surprise me.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword classic recipes, date night, holiday recipes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 3 Makes 3 (2-3 ounce ramekin) lava cakes
Calories 696 kcal
Author Jocelyn Delk Adams of


  • 1/3 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons butter
  • 6 large marshmallows
  • 3 ounces bittersweet chocolate
  • 3/4 stick butter
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup confectioner's sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


  1. To a small pot, add graham cracker crumbs, sugar and butter and toast on medium heat for 2-3 minutes or until golden brown.
  2. Set your oven to broil. Add marshmallows to a baking pan and toast under broil in the oven for up to 5 minutes watching to make sure that the don't burn. Remove marshmallows then preheat oven to 425F.
  3. Add chocolate and butter to a microwave safe medium sized bowl and heat in intervals of 20 seconds stirring after each heating until completely melted and smooth.
  4. Next whisk in all-purpose flour and confectioner's sugar until batter is smooth.
  5. Lastly, whisk in two eggs and egg yolk and vanilla extract until the batter is well blended.
  6. Using 3 (2-3 ounce) ramekins that have been sprayed with non-stick spray, fill each ramekin half way with cake batter. Next add two toasted marshmallow into each ramekin. Evenly distribute graham cracker mixture made earlier over marshmallows then spoon remaining cake batter over each cake.
  7. Bake cakes for 12-14 minutes then remove from oven.
  8. Let cool for 2 minutes then take a knife and run along the inside of each ramekin to help release the cake.
  9. Invert the cakes on individual plates. Dust with powdered sugar and serve warm.
Nutrition Facts
S’more Lava Cakes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 696 Calories from Fat 405
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 45g 69%
Saturated Fat 26g 130%
Cholesterol 262mg 87%
Sodium 368mg 15%
Potassium 223mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 64g 21%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 45g
Protein 8g 16%
Vitamin A 22.9%
Calcium 5.8%
Iron 18.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.