This Hot Fudge Molten Lava Cake is a classic dessert at many restaurants (my favorite place to get it is Chili’s) and this recipe tastes almost identical to something you would order at a restaurant.
The cake is so moist and rich! A couple of years ago, my mom made about 500 of these little cakes to serve at our sister Elyse’s wedding reception.
Unfortunately, there was a huge snow storm that night and we had about 100 extra cakes, so we bagged them in Ziploc baggies and threw them in the freezer.
I think that we had molten lava cakes at every family function for the next year haha.
So if you have a holiday party coming up and need an amazing dessert, then look no further. These look and taste amazing- everyone will thank you.
And you can make the little cakes days in advance, throw them in your freezer, and thaw them out before you serve them.
Related Recipe: Try another one of our favorite Chili’s Copycat Recipes, Chili’s Copycat Skillet Queso!
Do I make the pudding then add it to the recipe?
For this recipe, it calls for pudding, but you simply just pour the pudding mix into the mixture. You do not make the pudding.
You will also need to make sure the pudding mixture is Instant Pudding Mix. It will not work with Cook and Serve pudding mix.
Could I make these in a muffin tin?
This recipe can definitely make this recipe in a muffin tin. We used a cake mold, but you could easily make these in a cupcake/muffin tin.
They will cook for less time, so watch them to make sure they’re not overcooked.
You could use a muffin liner, but I just sprayed my pan with non stick baking spray.
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