Molten Chocolate Cake
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Impress your guests with this decadent dessert that's surprisingly very easy to make!
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 6
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter room temperature
  • 10 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 5 ounces semisweet chocolate or bittersweet, chopped
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 1½ cups confectioners sugar
  • ½ cups all-purpose flour
  1. Heat oven too 400 degrees.
  2. Use room temperature butter to grease six ramekins. Spray with cooking spray and arrange on a baking sheet.
  3. Bring about 2" of water to boil in a saucepan. Place butter in a double-broiler top over hot, not boiling water and melt butter completely. Add chocolate, stirring with a spatula to combine and melt chocolate. Remove from heat as soon as chocolate is melted.
  4. Set aside to cool slightly.
  5. Whisk eggs and yolks in a large bowl.
  6. Whisk in sugar, then melted chocolate mixture and flour.
  7. Pour the batter into prepared ramekins, dividing equally. Place on sheet tray and into oven.
  8. Bake until sides are set but center remains soft and runny, about 11-12 minutes.
  9. Run a small knife around cakes to loosen, and immediately turn cakes onto plates.
  10. If desired, serve with whipped cream or ice cream.
Recipe published with permission from the chefs at The Essex Resort and Spa.
Recipe by Girl Gone Mom at