Monday, April 5, 2010

Absolutely Delicious Molten Chocolate Cake

I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter weekend full of yummy Easter treats:) This year I wasn't feeling too ambitious to make something creative for Easter, so I decided to make one of the simplest desserts but that I knew would be a crowd pleaser. I got this molten chocolate cake recipe from a friend a while ago, I wish I knew the source of the recipe but I don't. I haven't made them for a couple years and decided to make them for Easter. They are so easy and yet so impressive. People will think you spent forever making such a delicious dessert, when it only took you minutes:)

Individual Molten Chocolate Cakes

4 T. butter, at room temperature
1/3 c. sugar
3 eggs
1/3 c. flour
1/4 tsp salt
8 oz. bittersweet chocolate, melted and cooled a little (I used dark chocolate and I thought it was perfect, but if you want a more intense chocolate flavor and less sweet, go with the bittersweet)

Preheat oven to 400.

Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs one at a time. Slowly add the flour and salt, then add melted chocolate.
Butter muffin tins and dust with granulated sugar. Pour batter into tins (I got 7 little cakes). Bake 8-10 minutes, or until when pans shake they don't jiggle (I baked mine for 8 minutes and it was perfect, you want the edges just cooked but the center still gooey). Dust with powdered sugar and serve with whipped cream or ice cream.


  1. oh my goodness, i just had homemade molten lava last night, but these pictures are making me want another!


  2. Ah! One of my favorites - it's hard to find something both chocolate - ey enough and goo - ey enough!

    I did a post from February last time we made it . . .