3.09.2011

Chocolate Molten Cake

Molten Cake is one of the MUST HAVE recipes. It's simple, delicious and has an appealing presentation.
I make molten cake all the time even when nodody is come over to visit, just because, yes, I am a bad girl
sometimes, actually most of the time. I should really control my love for anything chocolate.



Another thing I love about it is the cooking time, it only takes about 12 to 15 minutes depending on the size. Also you can freeze them but if you do, make sure they come to room temperature before
 you bake them. 





Ingredients:

8oz Bittersweet chocolate
8 tablespoon butter (1 stick)
plus more for ramekins
3 eggs
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup flour
1 teaspoon vanilla

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Generously butter four 6 ounce ramekins.
Place the prepared molds on a baking sheet and set aside. Melt the chocolates and butter in a double boiler. In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat the eggs and sugar until pale, about two minutes, beat in the vanilla. Stir in the egg mixture into the chocolate and then add the flour, mix well. Divide the batter among the prepared ramekins and bake for 12 to 15 minutes, the edges should be firm and set but the center will still look a little wet. Serve immediately with vanilla bean ice cream. You can serve them in the ramekins or run a knife around the edges to loosen and invert onto dessert plates.

52 comments:

  1. This is a keeper. Will make it as soon as I get over my cold.

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  2. Looks sooo great, I've always wanted to know how to make this!

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  3. Gorgeous! Fantastic representation too!

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  4. This looks amazing and your photographs are fantastic! I just may end up making this :)

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  5. Yeah good idea to enjoy it with vanilla bean ice cream. It's also amazing with a few drops of aged balsamic vinegar, right on the plate or on the ice cream.

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  6. Mm mmmm! This is unbelievable! Looks fab!

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  7. Oh I just love that chocolate oozing out of that cake! These look awesome =)

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  8. My husband and I had a dessert like this almost every day of our honeymoon in Belize at an amazing place called the Victoria House...I haven't been able to replicate it quite right so far, but I'm going to give this recipe a shot! Thanks so much for sharing! Lovely pics too. :)

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  9. That looks incredible! What a shot too... mmmmm!

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  10. Gorgeous!!! Look at those oozing.....

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  11. Oh, my. I need to make this. I mean, I really really need to make this! Your photography is amazing. I'm loving your site. I'm happily following you now and I'm off to browse your archives. Have a great day!

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  12. I just made this today! Surprised my dad with it...he loves molten cake. It was my first attempt at making it too...turned out to be a success!!!

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  13. Thank you! @Mems, I am so glad to hear that! xox

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  14. What a beautiful shot of that molten chocolate!

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  15. Hi,

    Would your 8oz of chocolate be the equivalent of 1 cup?

    Thanks!

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  16. 8oz is 1 cup but NOT in chocolate. In chocolate chips for example 8oz would be about 1 1/2 cups to 2 cups. Is best to weight these type of things to get and exact measurement.
    I hope this helps

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  17. Love the way your molten cake has a souffle-like top. What type mold did you bake it in?

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  18. Thank you Melanie! I used exactly this set of ramekins
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Natural-Elements-Ramekins-Colour-Sleeve/dp/B000ZDS1AS/ref=pd_sxp_grid_i_0_1/280-5138230-1049527

    Thank you again for visiting!

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  19. awesome to look at............ yummmmyyyyyyyyy

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  20. i've made this recipe a few times now, and it's amazing! i've tried countless molten cake recipes before, and it never came out as good as the restaurants. now it does! thank you!!!!

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  21. this looks scrumptous! can i prepare the batter beforehand n refigerate it until its time to bake

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  22. can i prepare the batter beforehand

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  23. Thank you all! YES! you can prepare it beforehand, just let it come to room temp before baking it!

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  24. I made this and it was delicious. Love it.

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  25. Love these!! Become a tradition of every Friday night!!

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  26. Looks so delicious! I love it! What dslr camera do you use?

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    1. Thank you! I used a Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS.

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  27. That looks gorgeous, and I'm even more impressed that it doesn't need a cupboard full of ingredients to make! I'm definitely putting this on the list of things to bake this weekend - thanks for sharing it.

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  28. I was skeptical because the recipe looked so easy and the ingredients were simple. Run, don't walk to the kitchen to make this. Super yummy, super decadent. Two thumbs up from this chocolate snob.

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  29. Can i replace granulated sugar with powdered sugar? Thank you for sharing the recipe:)

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    1. Hello! I never made it with powdered sugar before, all I can say is test it, it might be just fine.
      Thank you for stopping by!

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  30. OMG!!!! I need to bake this now!! LoL!

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  31. You mentioned you could freeze these and then bake them. Do you pour the batter into the ramekin cover with plastic wrap & then freeze or can you bake them & then freeze and reheat? How do you reheat? I wanted to make these for a party of about 20 friends.

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    1. Carterer, pour the batter into the ramekin, cover it and then freeze it. When you are ready to bake, bring them to room temperature before you bake them. Thank you for trying them out they are really good :)

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  32. Found the best app for sharing recipes ever! It’s called Heirloom Recipes my sister just got it today and emailed me this recipe with the link and I got the free version to try it and OMG I imported the recipe right into the app no typing or anything! The email had the link to the free one: https://itunes.apple.com/app/id617619870. I’m going to make this cake for our mother’s birthday next week. I hope mine looks as perfect as the pictures of it here. Thanks!!!

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  33. Making this tonight! Can't wait!!

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  34. oh I like that it looks so tasty this so lovely cake i ever seen.
    i love eating that's why im too fat now :)
    but most of the time what i eat are chocolates
    in fact i buy macaroons online
    because that's my favorite which is chocolate macaroons.
    well anyway that cake recipe above is interesting i wanna try that.

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  35. I made these yesterday. I loved them! Turned out great! Making them for my bf's family's Christmas dinner

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    1. I'm so glad to hear that, thank you much and Merry Christmas!

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  36. Tried it - not sure if it is because of my oven, 15 minutes at 400F was too long. The bottom was too cooked through and top was not set. Need to try again at a different temp or different rake in the oven.

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  37. Made this last night for Valentine's Day and it is to die for death by chocolate

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