Chocolate Molten Cakes

by Erica Dinho on July 7, 2010

Chocolate Molten Cake

My husband has always been the one with a passion for chocolate desserts. Me? I am not a chocolate lover, I prefer fruit desserts.

For the longest time chocolate cake was never really on my list of favorites. If choosing between a banana cake and a chocolate cake, I would not hesitate for a second…I’ll take the banana. But after eating these Chocolate Molten Cakes with vanilla ice cream, I have changed my tune. This simple, rich and delicious chocolate cake has become one of my favorite desserts.

Buen provecho!



  • 1/2 cup butter plus more for greasing the pans
  • 5 oz semi-sweet chocolate
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour

Molten Chocolate Cake


  1. Preheat the oven to 450 F.
  2. utter small ramekins or muffin pans. In a medium saucepan, combine the butter and the chocolate over medium heat.Heat, stirring occasionally to combine, until the chocolate and butter are melted.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the yolks and eggs, then add the sugar. Add the chocolate mixture and whisk until well combined.
  4. hen whisk in the all purpose flour. Divide the butter among the ramekins.
  5. Place the ramekins on a baking sheet and bake for about 5 to 7 minutes. The outside of the cake will be ready, but the inside should be very soft.
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{ 38 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Belinda @zomppa July 7, 2010 at 12:14 PM

I will take chocolate – especially molton chocolate!


2 GrancieNancie July 7, 2010 at 1:58 PM

WOW! What a fabulous muffin. Your recipes always work so well – and are so tasty. Thanks!


3 Rachana July 7, 2010 at 2:05 PM

OMG!!!! This is toooooo tempting and is simply irresistible for a chocoholic like me :-)


4 Angie's Recipes July 7, 2010 at 3:20 PM

wow It’s sinfully rich..and delicious!


5 Sandra G July 7, 2010 at 3:25 PM

I’m Like You Erica, I Really Don’t Like Chocolate, I Love Fruits, But This Really Looks Good, I Think I Have To Give It A Try!


6 Gera @ Sweets Foods Blog July 7, 2010 at 6:16 PM

You know I’m a chocoholic, you can’t show me this elegant cake :)




7 Joan Nova July 7, 2010 at 7:47 PM

I’m not a big dessert eater, but this is one I could not refuse.


8 Faith July 7, 2010 at 7:55 PM

I’m a huge chocolate lover — these look amazing Erica! That molten chocolate is calling my name. :)


9 Carla July 7, 2010 at 9:09 PM

Oh yea, I could go for one of those with a dollop of vanilla ice cream.


10 rebecca subbiah July 7, 2010 at 9:48 PM

oh wow I bet he was in heaven !


11 Baking is my Zen July 7, 2010 at 10:35 PM

OMG! Can I come over for dessert?????



12 Jeannie July 8, 2010 at 1:43 AM

Mmmmm! Yummy! Look at that chocolate lava oozing out of the cake!


13 Simply Life July 8, 2010 at 6:39 AM

My husband has the sweet tooth too and he would looooove this!


14 Amy @ cookbookmaniac July 8, 2010 at 7:46 AM

Love the chocolate oozey baby! My kind of dessert! Yum!


15 Joanne July 8, 2010 at 8:04 AM

I’m not really a chocolate fan either…but warm molten chocolate. That I can’t resist. These look heavenly!


16 Erica July 8, 2010 at 9:32 AM

Thank you everyone!


17 norma July 8, 2010 at 9:43 AM

Chocolate….sinful…decadent…..but the love of my life…..

What a great desert!


18 Lisa July 8, 2010 at 1:33 PM

I could easily live without chocolate but I do enjoy these kinds of desserts: like sticky toffee cake, or pudding cakes. The texture is what does me in and I think this is the best way to enjoy something chocolatey. Very pretty.


19 grace July 8, 2010 at 5:29 PM

i don’t go crazy about chocolate desserts, but there’s no way i can deny how tasty this looks. i ADORE oozing, melted chocolate. sinful. :)


20 Oysterculture July 9, 2010 at 9:01 AM

Looks amazing, but I was thinking when you were talking about chocolate and bananas why not have them both together? I can see myself dipping my banana in the middle of the gooey chocolate.


21 Soma July 15, 2010 at 5:02 PM

I hear you. I am fruit dessert person too. But this bowl of gorgeousness is going to be licked clean by A and the kids!!! I have to make it for them at least once.


22 Sophie July 16, 2010 at 11:20 AM

oooooooh,…aaaaaaaah,….oooooh: Now, this is one fantastic chocolate lovers desert!!

I would like to savour it right awy,…thanks!!!


23 Anna July 18, 2010 at 11:53 AM

You are not a chocolate lover? Whaaaaaaat? I have a friend in Brazil and her daughter doesn’t like chocolate, she actually hate it. Oh Boy! your warm molten chocolate cake thingy is making me dizzy. I so need one right now. LOL


24 Jacalyn Sixkiller October 9, 2010 at 5:05 PM

Hi, I tried this chocolate cake recipe yesterday but somehow couldn’t achieve the same result as you, my cake really wasn’t looking that good (atleast it tasted good). What sort of chocolate are you using? Maybe it’s coming from the flour I used, i’m gluten intelorant so I used amaranth flour instead of regular wheat flour.


25 Erica October 9, 2010 at 7:06 PM

Jacalyn- I used all purpose flour and I used semi sweet chocolate, but I don’t remember the brand.


26 Deb Plapp February 5, 2011 at 11:24 AM

O.K., I don’t mean to sound ignorant but, are you using 6 eggs total? 3 yolks only, and then 3 more eggs with the egg whites included? Or do you mean 3 eggs total? Thanks


27 Erica February 5, 2011 at 1:33 PM

Deb- yes!!! 3 yolks and 3 whole eggs.


28 Kevin Pasupuleti April 3, 2011 at 5:50 AM

Is this recipe colombian???


29 Erica April 3, 2011 at 8:22 AM



30 Anonymous April 5, 2011 at 9:53 AM

school project yummy extra credit

:) lookat it from the side


31 AST April 26, 2011 at 3:40 PM

How many ramekins did you use?


32 Aliza April 18, 2013 at 4:06 PM

So, isn’t chocolate molten cake a chocolate lava cake?


33 Aliza April 18, 2013 at 5:17 PM

Is it still ok if you use semi-sweet CHOCOLATE CHIPS??? Cause im making it now.


34 Sally January 14, 2014 at 9:39 AM

How many does this make?


35 Erica Dinho January 14, 2014 at 9:49 AM

Sally- 6 small cakes


36 Sally January 14, 2014 at 6:04 PM

Thank you! If I were to use a muffin tray, would it make about twice that?


37 Jenna April 27, 2014 at 10:56 AM

Can you bake this the day before and have it still be good?


38 Erica Dinho April 27, 2014 at 5:43 PM

I don’t know!


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