Molten Chocolate Cakes

Molten Chocolate Cakes


"Looking for the perfect dessert for a group of chocoholics? One serving of these indulgent molten cakes will hit the spot."


30 m servings
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Original recipe yields 8 servings


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  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Butter 4 (3/4-cup) custard cups or souffle dishes. Place on baking sheet.
  2. Microwave chocolate and 1/2 cup butter in large microwavable bowl on HIGH 1 min. or until butter is melted. Stir with wire whisk until chocolate is completely melted. Stir in sugar until well blended. Whisk in eggs and egg yolks. Stir in flour. Divide batter between prepared custard cups.
  3. Bake 13 to 14 min. or until sides are firm but centers are soft. Let stand 1 min. Carefully run small knife around cakes to loosen. Invert cakes onto dessert dishes. Serve immediately each topped with 1 Tbsp. of whipped topping.
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  • Looking for the perfect dessert for a group of chocoholics? One serving of these indulgent molten cakes will hit the spot.
  • Make Ahead
  • Batter can be made a day ahead. Pour into prepared custard cups. Cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate. Bake as directed.
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  1. 56 Ratings


I have only eaten this on cruises before and of course thought it was way too difficult to make. SO NOT TRUE. This was so easy and delicious. I followed the recipe exactly except greased, butter...

This recipe is AWESOME! I always order this dessert if I see it on a restaurant menu. I made 12 cupcake sized cakes instead of 4 since they are so rich. Satisfies the chocolate craving!

I think the bake time is way too long and the temp is too high. I made these twice, the first time I baked them 2 mins less than suggested and the middles didn't ooze and the edges were almost b...

I love it! I've had a hard time finding a good molten cake recipe and this one is delicious and easy. I add a dash of salt to it (to enhance the chocolate) and serve with ice cream instead of Co...

I tried this recipe using semi sweet chocolate chips in place of the semi sweet baker's chocolate; it doesn't work. The chocolate chips bake into the mix and the volcano doesn't erupt. However...

Tried this for the first time tonight and used the recipe as stated with the exception of the Cool Whip. (I topped ours with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and chocolate sauce drizzles.) 13 minut...

Terrific taste, but I had to cook it only 10 minutes in order to still have a molten center. Easier than some other recipes I've tried (and chocolatier).

Okay, I had to give this 5 stars because I made so many mistakes with the recipe and it stilled turned out delicious! I am looking forward to making it again and actually following the recipe, ...

Brilliant recipe. It turned out awesome...ofcorse I also realised that for me...13 minutes is a bit much and 11 should do the trick, to keep the centre all flowy! I served this hot with a scoop ...