Sunday, October 27, 2013

Dark Chocolate Molten Cakes

Citizens of America! No longer will you need to travel to far distances, or purchase mediocre cheeseburgers, just to feel the sweet satisfaction of a warm, gooey, chocolate molten cake.

They are beyond easy to whip up at home with only 6 ingredients! And the variations are endless... why not try white chocolate or semi-sweet? My favorite though? The cheek tickling sensation of dark chocolate. Pair it with vanilla ice cream (or pumpkin for the Fall season) and enjoy this trip down (or up to, I suppose) chocolate-y heaven...


You will need:
6 ounces dark chocolate, chopped
1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, plus extra for buttering the dishes
3 whole eggs
3 egg yolks
1/2 cup granulated sugar
3 teaspoons flour
2 Tablespoons cocoa powder, for dusting the ramekins

Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

In a double broiler, or your microwave, melt together the butter and chocolate until the mixture is completely melted and smooth. Remove from the heat and set aside.

In a large bowl, whisk together the whole eggs, yolks, and sugar until the mixture turns light and thickened. Pour the melted chocolate into the egg mixture and gently whisk together. Beat in the flour just until incorporated, you do not want to over mix. 

Butter four large (6-ounce) ramekins. Sprinkle each ramekin with cocoa powder and tap out the excess. Divide the batter among the ramekins.

(I didn't have any cocoa powder on hand but it makes for a better taste)

Place ramekins on a cookie sheet and bake in the preheated oven for 7-9 minutes. The outside of the cakes should be set but the centers will be soft and wobbly. Let cool slightly, gently run a knife along the outer edges of the cake and then invert your ramekin onto the serving dish and let stand for 10-15 seconds.

Slowly lift one side of the ramekin and the cake should gently fall out. Top with your favorite ice cream and enjoy this fudgey delight!

My son said, "Mom, what is this chocolate cake and ice cream mess!?" 
To which I replied, don't question it son...


  1. These little cuties have my name written all over them!

  2. I can almost taste the warm cake and the ice cream mixing in my mouth:)! I am stopping over from Six sisters blog party. I am your new follower. Thank you for sharing!

    1. Thank you so much for stopping by and following! I appreciate the love :)