chocolate lava cupcakes on a table

Chocolate Lava Cupcakes

Chocolate Lava Cupcakes say love and chocolate! A delicious and elegant Valentine's treat

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 24 cupcakes
Author Leigh Anne Wilkes



  • 3/4 cups whipping cream
  • 1 1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp vanilla


  • 1 Devil's Food cake mix
  • 1 4 oz. chocolate fudge instant pudding pie filling
  • 1 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla



  • In a sauce pan heat whipping cream until it is not but does not boil. Add in chocolate chips and stir until melted and smooth. Refrigerate for one hour so it thickens up. Stir occasionally.


  • Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour cupcake/muffin pan. Combine cake mix, pudding, water, oil and eggs in mixer and mix on low for 30 seconds and then medium for 2 minutes. Place 1/3 C of batter into each muffin cup. Spoon 1 Tbsp of ganache on top of batter and press into batter with back of spoon.
  • Bake 20-22 minutes or until top springs back when touched.
  • Cool 1 minute
  • Remove from pan and place on cooling rack or parchment paper. Cool for 10 minutes. Sprinkle with powdered sugar. Serve with ice cream.
  • Can be reheated in the microwave for about 15-20 seconds.