Molten Chocolate Cake

Rich chocolate cakes with molten fudge centers.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 559kcal
Author I Heart Eating


  • 4 ounces semi-sweet baking chocolate
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup powdered sugar plus more for dusting
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 egg yolks from large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 6 tablespoons all-purpose flour


  • Preheat oven to 425 F. Grease 4 ramekins.
  • In a large, microwave-safe bowl, microwave chocolate and butter on high for 1 minute, or until butter has melted.
  • Whisk together butter and chocolate until chocolate has melted and is incorporated.
  • Add the powdered sugar, and whisk until combined.
  • Whisk in the eggs, yolks, and vanilla until well-combined.
  • Add flour, and whisk until just combined.
  • Pour batter into prepared ramekins.
  • Set ramekins on a rimmed baking sheet.
  • Bake for 12-14 minutes, or until the edges are firm but the center is still soft.
  • Let the cakes stand for 1 minute.
  • Run a thin knife around the edge to loosen cakes, and invert onto plate.
  • Dust with additional powdered sugar, and serve warm.
  • To make ahead, make through step 7. Then, cover ramekin with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for up to 1 day.
  • To bake, set out ramekins while you preheat the oven. Bake as directed.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 559kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Cholesterol: 144mg | Sodium: 237mg | Potassium: 203mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 40g | Vitamin A: 840IU | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 2.7mg