Mexican Hot Chocolate meets lava cake (AKA Mexican Hot Chocolate Lava Cakes) in this fun and unique twist on the classic dessert. Sweet and spicy flavors are combined in this rich dessert, which is absolutely perfect topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Traditionally, lava cakes are made with a basic chocolate cake recipe. But I thought it would be interesting to change it up a bit. I decided to combine two desserts together, Mexican hot chocolate and lava cakes, to create something unique! These cakes are of course made with the typical chocolate recipe, but I've added a few special ingredients to add an extra punch of flavor (the same ingredients you would find in Mexican hot chocolate): cinnamon, cayenne, and chili powder.
I know the thought of adding such strong spices like this may sound odd in a cake, but the spices really help to accentuate the chocolate flavor even more.
Lava cake may sound intimidating, but this recipe is surprisingly easy to make! In only 20 minutes these cakes will be ready to serve! This fun dessert is perfect for Valentine's Day or any holiday (or even just for fun!) I recommend topping them with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, raspberries, and garnished with mint. Serve as soon as they come out of the oven so that you can guarantee that the "molten" center stays "molten" upon serving!