Molten Chocolate Cakes

Molten Chocolate Cakes

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20 min.
32 min.
6 servings

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.


  • 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
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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

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

- JUDY HAYDEN from Williamsburg, IA

Easy and Fun

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

- pat haley from Plano, TX

Pretty good

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!

- Chrissy Spencer from Littleton, CO


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.

- Esti Bell from Cedarhurst, NY

Molten Chocolate Cakes Rock!

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!

- Debbie Murray from Minneapolis, MN

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/6 of Recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 6

  • Amount Per Serving
  • 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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