Molten Chocolate Cake Recipe

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This was delicious and easy because I prepared it early in the day and refrigerated it. Then I moved it from the refrigerator to the oven to make a nice warm dessert for my guests!

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Servings: 12


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  • 11 ounces butter (2 3/4 sticks)
  • 10 ounces bittersweet or dark chocolate, chopped
  • 6 eggs
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • Whipped cream and Coffee Ice Cream (see linked recipe below) for garnishes


  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Grease the tins and set aside.
  2. Melt the butter and chocolate together in a bowl over a saucepan of simmering water, stirring occasionally. Cool slightly.
  3. Meanwhile, in a separate bowl whisk together the eggs, egg yolks, and sugar. Whisk the egg mixture into chocolate mixture; then whisk in the flour.
  4. Pour the batter into the tins and bake for 4 to 5 minutes. (Alternatively, refrigerate the cakes until ready to bake, up to a day in advance. If baking cold, add an extra minute.)
  5. Immediately remove the cakes onto the plates. Place a scoop of coffee ice cream and/or some whipped cream next to each cake. Add a pink of shaved dark chocolate or cocoa ribs if desired and serve.


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 112g
Recipe makes 12 servings
Calories 491  
Calories from Fat 310 63%
Total Fat 35.76g 45%
Saturated Fat 21.7g 87%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 149mg 50%
Sodium 187mg 8%
Potassium 244mg 7%
Total Carbs 45.06g 12%
Dietary Fiber 4.2g 14%
Sugars 29.8g 20%
Protein 7.11g 11%
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  • John Spottiswood
    These were yummy and a perfect foil for the rich chocolate ice cream!
    I've cooked/tasted this recipe!


    • judee
      October 9, 2011
      What a great idea to make them early in the an then just bake them before eating. It makes it so much easier. Great tip and the recipe looks devine.

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