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Molten Chocolate Cakes

Molten Chocolate Cakes
Makes:
6 servings
Prep Time:
20
minutes
Total Time:
32
minutes
Vegetarian
based on
188 reviews
Enjoy these delicious molten cakes with a deep, rich chocolate center. Sprinkle with powdered sugar or add a dollop of whipped cream or ice cream for a truly elegant dessert.

In this recipe:


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Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons plus 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter, divided
  • 2 bars (8 oz.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Dark Chocolate Baking Bar, broken into pieces
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • Powdered sugar

Directions:

PREHEAT oven to 425° F. Generously butter six 6-ounce ramekins or custard cups with two tablespoons butter.

STIR 3/4 cup butter and chocolate in medium, heavy-duty saucepan over low heat until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth. Remove from heat. Beat eggs, egg yolks, sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until thick and pale yellow, about 8 minutes. Fold 1/3 of chocolate mixture into egg mixture. Fold in remaining chocolate mixture and flour until well blended. Divide batter evenly among prepared ramekins. Place on baking sheet.

BAKE for 12 to 13 minutes or until sides are set and 1-inch centers move slightly when shaken. Remove from oven to wire rack.

TO SERVE, run a thin knife around top edge of cakes to loosen slightly; carefully invert onto serving plates. Lift ramekins off of cakes. Sprinkle with powdered sugar. Serve immediately.


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    Easy cocolate fix

    JUDY HAYDEN from Williamsburg, IA

    Grand kids just loved this. I let them help. They enjoyed liking their fingers when it was done.

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    Easy and Fun

    pat haley from Plano, TX

    This is an easy way to bake and present without any hastle. Really yummy.

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    Pretty good

    Chrissy Spencer from Littleton, CO

    I thought these were good. However, I couldn't get the middle to ooze out. It was softer and more fluid but not like the picture. It could have been user error. I am going to try another recipe to compare. However, I did notice that if you fridge these and pop in the microwave for 30 seconds or so they taste the same!

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    tasty

    Esti Bell from Cedarhurst, NY

    We liked the taste of this. My children are always fighting to lick the batter when I bake. This time there was enough to go around so that everyone was satisfied.

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    Molten Chocolate Cakes Rock!

    Debbie Murray from Minneapolis, MN

    Really simple to make if you pay attention to the details, and just take your time. Nice presentation. Well worth the effort, and was delicious!

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    Excellent taste but middle was cooked

    THERESA KANTZ from SPRING, TX

    Probably my fault or my oven's fault but we were really looking forward to having the molten middle come out when we cut into it but it was baked all the way through. I followed the recipe exactly. The taste was excellent and I will try it again soon to see if it was the oven's fault.

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    Molten Chocolate Cakes

    holly demaree from Lemon Grove, CA

    I have a recipe simular to this. Can put in fridge 2hr before baking. When bake, add a minute or two to baking time. Also, can "reheat" in microwave, still takes GOOD!

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    ???

    Elle Sharp from Richmond, VA

    I must have done something wrong! I followed the recipe to a 'T' but there was no molten middle and the cake part had an odd consistency... Maybe I should give it another go based on other reviews but so far, two thumbs down :(

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    Soooo Good!!!!!

    Lynn Kayser from

    I made these for the Holidays and everyone loved them ,they were so easy to make , they thought I was in the kitchen all day

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    Molten Chocolate Cakes

    Debbie McCurdy from Fairbanks, AK

    This is a fantastic recipe! I needed to make a chocolate birthday cake for my husband in a hurry and this recipe was so easy and delicious! Since there were only the two of us, I halved the recipe using two eggs and one egg yolk. I poured the batter into 4 small custard cups and baked them for 12 minutes and almost burnt them. I would only bake them 10 or 11 minutes if I used the smaller custard cups again. We ate the two leftover ones the next day cold and they were delicious that way too!

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    is it ready to eat

    Sadie Gambino from Bronx, NY

    When you finish baking .the molten cake set down and have some vanilla ice cream . with it you will love it .

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    this is the best dessert ever

    CHERYL GORHAM from Baltimore, MD

    this dessert makes people think that you have been baking all day to prepare and it is absolutely fabu. i love it i just added fresh raspberries on the side and dusted with the confectionary sugar and it was ready.

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    I love it!!!!!!!!

    stacey stockton from Clinton, NY

    I'm a chocoholic and this easy to make recipe is my favorite one!!!!!!

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    molten chocolate cakes

    Mt may from Wintdor, IL

    So simple to make -- so impressive to serve to guests and very yummy to eat -- why pay the restaurant when you can make this yourself.

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    Molten Chocolate Cakes

    ANNMARIE BARTFAI from Columbiana, OH

    I always thought the molten cakes were difficult to make. They are quick, easy and will be a hit when served to family and friends.

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    Truly amazing.

    Billy Bob from

    I made this on my birthday for my siblings, parents, cousins, aunt, and uncle and they absolutely loved it. I will definatly make it again.

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    Choholick DREAM!!!!

    Galina Mays from Cabot, AR

    WOW!!! This is awesome cake!!!! And video very helpful also!!!! I learn a lot on this site thank you very very much! Any way cake was turn out very tasty, I eat two of them right away.... And give rest of it my neibors.... Because afraid eat it all....

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    Great to make batter in advance

    Janet Locke from Novato, CA

    I made this recipe tonight for a gourmet dinner party at my sister's house. Since the video stressed beating the eggs to introduce air into them and folding in the chocolate carefully so as not to lose the air, I was worried that making the batter early and then baking the cakes later would not produce a good result. Well, I made the batter late in the afternoon, took the batter and already buttered Pyrex custard cups (which worked great) to my sister's house, poured the batter into the cups right before dinner and let them cook during dinner. It was a big hit! The batter had not been refrigerated and a double recipe made enough for 11 Pyrex cups. I followed earlier suggestions and served it with vanilla ice cream. Everyone agreed that it was a restaurant-quality dessert.

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    Awsome molten chocolate cake

    Cindy Weatherford from Amarillo, TX

    This cake was so easy to make. I have double even triple the reciept to feed all the men in my house

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    Yummy Molyen Chocolate Cake

    patricia johnson from LUFKIN, TX

    This recipe was so easy to make and awesome dessert, just love it.I make this one just for me and I just love chocolate.I put in in the Ice Box and went I come back to get another one it was all gone.My kids eat it all up and wanted me to make them some more.I definatey will be makeing this again and again.

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    YUMMMMM

    Sandra Bivins from Broken Arrow, OK

    This is the best. I love to make it and especially love to eat it. I make it for my family in New Mexico when I went there a couple of years ago and everyone raved over it. My son has pictures of the molten all over his face. He loves it too. I would just like to know how it does it? One item two different textures. Oh well......it is soooooooo gooooood. I have the recipe memorized.

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    **FANTASTIC**

    Karin Williamson from Sterling, CO

    Made these for special Valentine's Day dinner with hubby. Followed the recipe to the tee. My husband, who is die hard chocolate lover, told me these were "RESTARAUNT QUALITY" and we absoluately loved them!!!! We topped with ice cream, and it was fantastic! Surprisingly easy!

  •  Star(s)

    Delicious!

    Amberly Brewer from Crown Point, IN

    Very easy and extremely satisfying recipe. Even my husband, who isn't a huge chocolate fan, raved about this recipe. My four-year-old was thrilled. I found cooking for 13 minutes worked best. I was suspicious that there is only 1 tbps. of flour, but it was perfect!

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    Elegant Dessert

    marcia Ballowe from MISSOULA, MT

    I fixed this dessert for company and they all wondered what the special occasion was. It is easy to prepare. Make sure you beat the eggs for the 8 minutes. It was hard to believe it would turn out with only 1 Tablespoon of Flour. I will definitely make this one again.

  •  Star(s)

    awful cake

    mary zater from

    awful recipe - tasted horrible and dry. i bake all the time and this was bad news! the cakes sunk in the center and had no gooey center.

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    WOW

    Dixie Campbell from TEXARKANA, AR

    After cooking for my husbnd for over 35 years he finally realized I am a genius in the kitchen. I had to tell him where I got this recipe. It is the best yet. Thanks

  •  Star(s)

    Whata Lotta Chocolate

    Genne Rutland from SPICEWOOD, TX

    This recipe was a huge hit with all the grands and adults alike on Christmas Eve 2007! The individual servings with the chocolate oozing out of the first bite and every bite there after was amazing. Lots of "MMMMMMM YUM" comments coming from everyone's mouth between bites, for sure. I will definitely make this one over and over for gatherings in the future. I have a lot of "chocoholics" in my family...but I liked it, too...even tho I can take or leave chocolate as a rule. Thanks for a great dessert.

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    Chocolate Lover's Delight

    Laura Burg from PLANO, TX

    These cakes are so yummy and so easy to make! Everyone just loved them. I will definitely make them again when I get a chocolate craving.

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    EASY, EASY, EASY

    Helen Salgado from LAS CRUCES, NM

    I made this recipe for my husband and daughter on Valentine's. They were so impressed and couldn't believe how quickly I had this dessert ready for them. I will make this recipe again.

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    Molten Chocolate Cakes

    JERRY PORTER from SPOKANE, WA

    Dang thats good stuff. Takes practice. You can make it in molds like Bundt shaped muffin tins. There are six molds to the tin.

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    For Chocolate Lover's

    DAVID HAWLEY from TACOMA, WA

    I love this Recipe,it's so gooood!! What I love it is so easy to make,an everyone thinks you spent time making this wonderful master peice. My Grandchildren wants me to make it every time they come over,and they have fun helping me.Thank you once again for making me look like a Master Baker.

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    Molten Chocolate Cakes

    Judith Brundage from SURPRISE, AZ

    This takes a little caution on the side of timing after baking, but well worth keeping track of it.

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    Molten Chocolate Cakes

    Denise Kapaun from WEST ISLIP, NY

    This is an excellent and showy simple recipe. I found a double boiler works best to melt the chocolate and butter.

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    Molten Chocolate cake to die for!!

    Elizabeth Imlay from DOVER, DE

    My son and husband made these for my birthday and Valentine's day. OH MY GOD! They were the best thing I ever tasted!!! I will request this for every special occasion from now on!

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    Looks GREAT!!!!

    Tracey Moody from SARANAC LAKE, NY

    This looks like a great desert. I can not wait to try it.

  •  Star(s)

    Delicious and so easy to make

    JoAnna Sutton from OCKLAWAHA, FL

    These were not only delicious but they were so easy to make. The only thing I needed to add was a scoop of vanilla ice cream and they were perfect. My whole family loved them.

  •  Star(s)

    yum

    Jayden Clarks from CRETE, NE

    this recipe is my favorite recipe. when you bite into the middle the warm chocolate oozes out and makes it taste wonderful.

  •  Star(s)

    Very Rich

    JULIE BERNHARDT from FLORISSANT, MO

    I tried this recipe and of course everybody really liked it but did state it was very rich.

  •  Star(s)

    DELICIOUS!

    Tammie Sankey from LANSING, MI

    I made these for my father's birthday dinner and everyone loved them. They are rich and very comforting.

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    Molten Chocolate Cakes

    MARY ELLEN from GAHANNA, OH

    I made this tonight for dessert. It was excellent. My family loved it. The rich chocolate flavor was scrumptious.

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    Molten Chocolate Cakes

    Catherine Hohmann from SAUGUS, MA

    A chocolate lovers delight, and surprisingly easy to make. My family just loved them. Comments.. "How did you make them?" "Can I have the recipe?" Thank you, Catherine

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    mmmmmmm

    Janet Sueoka from SACRAMENTO, CA

    I think I can make a real impression with this dessert!

  •  Star(s)

    Very Good

    Debbie Hale from MIDLAND, TX

    I love these! A great alternative to the "OLD" tunnel of fudge cake that you can't make anymore with the double dutch frosting mix.

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    Make it Mocha

    Maryanne Marke from LEBANON, PA

    This is a family favorite,we enjoy it as shown or we add two teaspoons instant coffee to the butter & chocolate melt. True we are coffee freaks .

  •  Star(s)

    Chocolate Heaven

    Janice Fraser from SAN FRANCISCO, CA

    This is so good. We have enjoyed a similar dessert in an upscale restaurant and now we can enjoy it at home. I make this for family and they just love it.

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    Chocolious

    MARIE McConnell from SHELBYVILLE, IL

    This is wonderful and a great and simple idea for Valentine's day. I've made this many times and just love the chocolate flavor.

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    molten lava

    TAMMY WILLIAMS from NEBO, NC

    My grandchildren loved these, they were east to amke and disappeared as fast.

  •  Star(s)

    Little Bee

    Debbie Chong from

    I have made it for 5 times already and make sure you use good quality chocolate. One thing that I am sure how to make sure the bottom won't stick to the ramkin. I did butter it and sprinkle sugar to it. Anyone can give advise on this?

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    Molten Chocolate Cakes

    Desiree Evans from FORT MONROE, VA

    GREAT!!! Definitely a chocolate lovers recipe. It is a FANTASIC enhancement to french vanilla ice cream too.

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    Molten Chocolate Cakes

    JOANNE SNYCERSKI from REDFORD, MI

    What a way to top off an intimate dinner with husband at home-thank you

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/6 of recipe

Servings Per Recipe:

  • Calories: 550
  • Calories from Fat: 400
  • Total Fat: 45g (69% of DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 26g (130% of DV)
  • Cholesterol: 280mg (93% of DV)
  • Sodium: 230mg (10% of DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 36g (12% of DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: 3g (12% of DV)
  • Sugars: 29g
  • Protein: 8g
  • Vitamin A: 20% of DV
  • Vitamin C: 0% of DV
  • Calcium: 4% of DV
  • Iron: 4% of DV

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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Molten Chocolate Cakes

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons plus 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter, divided
  • 2 bars (8 oz.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Dark Chocolate Baking Bar, broken into pieces
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • Powdered sugar

 

Directions

PREHEAT oven to 425° F. Generously butter six 6-ounce ramekins or custard cups with two tablespoons butter.

STIR 3/4 cup butter and chocolate in medium, heavy-duty saucepan over low heat until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth. Remove from heat. Beat eggs, egg yolks, sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until thick and pale yellow, about 8 minutes. Fold 1/3 of chocolate mixture into egg mixture. Fold in remaining chocolate mixture and flour until well blended. Divide batter evenly among prepared ramekins. Place on baking sheet.

BAKE for 12 to 13 minutes or until sides are set and 1-inch centers move slightly when shaken. Remove from oven to wire rack.

TO SERVE, run a thin knife around top edge of cakes to loosen slightly; carefully invert onto serving plates. Lift ramekins off of cakes. Sprinkle with powdered sugar. Serve immediately.

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