Mini Lava Cake

Monday night I was fixing some air fried carrot chips when all of a sudden my air fryer just shut off. I checked the receptacle to make sure I did not blow a fuse or something and there was nothing wrong there. It was confirmed,“time of death, 4:52pm”. My air fryer bit the dust. It just died. I was upset as this has been my favorite kitchen appliance since I got it in May a year ago as a gift. I use it almost every day.

I immediately jumped online and searched for new one. On Tuesday, Nick and I took a ride across town to check some out. The first store we visited was Target. They had a few different brands. The one that caught my eye was the Ninja 5.5qt air fryer but it was out of stock. They said they could have one for us by Friday. We denied it and went to Best Buy. They had the same air fryer at the same price. Unfortunately they were out of stock too but said they could have one to my door on Thursday......Sold! 

I made supper with it tonight and it worked great. We had chicken breast and corn on the cob. It turned out delicious. I did not stop there. I wanted to play a little more and found a recipe for mini lava cakes. Oh my goodness, let me tell you, “ they were awesome!”

I tweaked the recipe a little and made two mini lava cakes. My remkins were a little large so they did not get as thick as I thought they would. Next time, I will use my smaller remkins. The size did not take away from the rich flavor of these gooey chocolatey desserts. 

The recipe was simple and made with ingredients you probably have in your pantry right now. Be careful, this is not a diet friendly dessert. Each little cake is 483 calories and 43 Carbs. 

Want the recipe? Here ya go.....

Air Fryer Mini Lava Cakes

3 Tbs. Butter
1/2 Cup Chocolate Chips
1 Egg
1 1/2 Tbs. Sugar
3/4 Tbs. Self Rising Flour

-Melt Chocolate chips and butter in microwave (30 seconds at a time).
-Mix until smooth.
-In another bowl, Whisk Egg and Sugar together until smooth.
-Pour in the Chocolate mixture and mix well.
-Add flour and continue to mix until smooth.

Pour into two remkins or mugs and place in air fryer for 10 minutes at 370 degrees. 
Let cool for a few minutes and dump onto a plate and top with ice cream or whip topping. 
(Center will be moist and gooey).



  1. As luck would have it, my cousin Dewey gave me Air Fryer tonight. I will wait until I get back hope before trying it, but I was sure glad to get one. Glad even though I hate it that yours bit the dust. Nothing I cook in this dude will be as pretty as what you do, I am sure.
    Sorry for the mishap, but glad you found a replacement.

  2. As I was reading this, I was thinking "check your fuse box", then you told us that you did! My mother-in-law has an air fryer (she loves it, too) but most times that she uses it, it blows a fuse! I haven't jumped on the bandwagon yet, but I do keep looking at them (usually at Costco). Everyone who I know that has one really likes it and makes some yummy food in it.

  3. Sorry your air fryer died, things sure aren't made to last long these days. I both them for all of my kids last Christmas but have yet to get one for myself yet. The lava cake looks yummy! :)

  4. Those look delicious!! We just got an air fryer last minth. So far Ive only cooked chicken wings,a whole fryer chicken, and pork chops. I have split chicken breast out for tonight. Did you make split chicken breast? If you did can you tell me how you cooked them? Carrot chips!! I never would have thought about that! I've got to start looking on the web for more recipes.

  5. I came back for the benefit of our crew as we sit at breakfast in the RV here in Las Vegas. WE have both A/C's going just to keep it below 95 inside here.
    Love to you and Brother Nick.
    Sherry, jack & JJ leave for Belmont in the AM!
    Just 2200 miles left.

  6. We all liked the fa ct that the Air Cooker gave it's own time of death!! LOL

  7. Oh my those lava cakes sure look good.

  8. Oh my gosh! Those look wonderful! I believe I will be making those this evening. Yum!

  9. The lava cakes look delicious. I never made one before, I usually order lava cakes from Domino's lol. I need to give this a try!

  10. Visiting from Pink Saturday today! These lava cakes look delicious! Thank you for sharing!

  11. Oh yummy! Sorry to hear that your frier died! We just got one! I had been hearing about them from you and other bloggers and hubby just decided to get one. We just got it. Those choc cakes look so good!
    jess xx

  12. The cake looks absolutely delicious!!! I have been hesitating about buying an air fryer for awhile now. I have been waiting to see or hear comments about air fryers from a real person and not from reviews given on Amazon or the different manufacturers. You have had first hand experience so that convinces me :-) I'm off to have a look and see if I can get A Ninja Max XL here or similar. Thanks for sharing this information. keep well Amanda x

  13. I just started a strict diet but wow, those little lava cakes look like perfection, and easy! Thanks for sharing..