The days are getting shorter and the temperatures are dropping. You’re pulling out the boots and scarves, and finding it even harder to get out of bed in the mornings… I’m right aren’t I? Well I probably won’t motivate you to jump out of bed in the crisp morning air, BUT I can get you pumped for your next kitchen creation. Warm and gooey sauce that oozes out of the perfect spongey cake that makes you giddy with delight. Here are 5 winter warmer, molten lava cake recipes to test out.

Red Velvet

Red Velvet Molten Lava   My best friend and I have special bond over Red Velvet… we love it. Whenever we’re upset, or having a bad day our fix for each other is red velvet cupcakes, chocolate and lots of giggles. That’s what friends are for right? So anyway… when I saw this recipe from Spache The Spatula I just had to include it. These also make a perfect dessert for Valentines Day (if you want to get super prepared for next year!)

Chocolate Chip Lava Cookies

chocolate-lava-cookies-16 I’m starting to notice I have a soft spot for chocolate chip cookies. Seriously, the excitement I get when seeing delicious choc chip cookie recipes is getting very close to the way I act when I see scrumptious brownies or doughnuts. I love this idea from Kevin and Amanda – it is like a chocolate chip cookie cross muffin cross molten lava cake. YUM!

 Marshmallow Filled with Peanut Butter Fudge Sauce

marshmallowfilledmoltenchocolatecakeswithpeanutbutterfudgesauce3 Cold weather calls for camp fires and toasted marshmallows, but if you can’t access a camp fire then try these babies. Gooey and sticky but filled with so much goodness. Stew or Story topped them with peanut butter fudge sauce, which I wouldn’t normally consider when talking marshmallow, but the more I think about it, the more I think yes.

Salted Caramel Molten Chocolate Cake

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Why opt for a chocolate molten when you can spice it up and take it to the next level with salty sweet caramel. Salted caramel is one of those perfect sweet and savoury flavours combined into one. This recipe from  A Cup of Jo, just my our stomach grumbling… literally, as I type… my stomach is growling at me to lick the screen in hope I can taste it (I won’t, because that won’t be a very good idea.)

 Matcha (Green Tea) Lava Cake

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This one is for those who want to explore flavours a little more. Are you a green tea lover? Then you’ll enjoy this Matcha Lava Cake from G2 Food. Matcha is finely ground Japanese Green Tea, traditionally used in the Japanese Tea Ceremony. While it has a sharp bite, it is followed with a lingering sweetness that you’ll love so much you will go back for more.

So here are 5 molten lava recipes that I dare you to try! Let me know what you think and what one is your favourite. Share with us your creations using #cbsshomemade.