Baking,  Desserts

Activity with Kids: No Mixer Chocolate Lava Cookies

When rain rain doesn’t go away, how can you keep yourself (yes, yourself) sane at home?


Yesterday we did so many things. I entertained them with a buffet breakfast, changed them into their swimsuits and let them play with water at the balcony (one bath tub of water = 2 hours of fun. Quite worth it if you ask me) and ended the day BAKING these easy-to-make chocolate lava cookies which CBB absolutely adored.

The best part is NO mixer is needed – nobody got time to wash up! Look at these kids. Ask them to decorate with chocolate chips and see what they doing. They had fun in the process!

The cookies turned out pretty well – these are chunky, crumbly cookies, not crispy. Just the way they should be. The kids had fun decorating them:

Here’s how to make them.

Chocolate Lava Cookies – No Mixer Needed (
Makes 10 pieces

What you need:

135g plain flour
30g cocoa powder
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 medium egg
70g butter, melted (salted or unsalted)
120g brown sugar (you can use castor sugar)
Half teaspoon vanilla essence (optional)
Chocolate chips
10 pcs milk chocolate squares (I used cadbury)


Preheat oven to 180C. Line pan with baking paper.

Sift the flour, cocoa powder and baking powder together. Set aside.

Crack egg into mixing bowl. Add the melted butter, sugar and vanilla essence and briefly whisk manually. Fold in the sifted flour etc. to combine into a cookie dough. It should have a consistency that you can handle (not wet).

Using your hands, take some cookie dough and place a chocolate square in the middle. Gather the cookie dough sides and wrap the chocolate square in the centre. This will be your lava filing.

Place each cookie on the baking tray and decorate with chocolate chips.

Bake for 15 mins at 180C in your preheated oven. Cool the cookies for 15 mins before eating. Be careful! The filling will be super hot.

I hope you enjoy this activity with the kids!