Heavenly individual chocolate cakes with a melting chocolate centre with only 6 ingredients, and ready to eat in under 30 minutes!

Chocolate Molten Cakes | Marsha's Baking Addiction

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Valentine’s Day may have come and gone, but who’s stopping you and your special someone from indulging in these delicious chocolate molten cakes right now? With only 6 simple ingredients, you can have these ready to devour in less than 30 minutes!

Chocolate Molten Cakes | Marsha's Baking Addiction

And if you don’t want to bake these cakes up right away, simply pour the batter into the ramekins, cover with clingfilm, and refrigerate for up to 24 hours. Perfect if you don’t want to serve all four of them at once.

Chocolate Molten Cakes | Marsha's Baking Addiction

 How much melted centre you get depends on how long you bake them for. If you want more sponge over melted pudding, bake for a little longer. For the best tasting molten cakes, I highly recommend you use your favourite good quality dark chocolate.

Chocolate Molten Cakes | Marsha's Baking Addiction

If you’re a chocolate lover like me, you will fall in love with these molten cakes, and will want to make them again and again. I usually love to serve these with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top, because the warmth of the cake makes it melt slowly as you indulge in this gorgeous pudding, but you could go for icing sugar (like mine today), more melted chocolate, salted caramel, or whipped cream!

Chocolate Molten Cakes | Marsha's Baking Addiction

Chocolate Molten Cakes | Marsha's Baking Addiction

Valentine’s Day or not… enjoy!

Yield: 4

Chocolate Molten Cakes

10 minPrep Time

14 minCook Time

24 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup (115g) good quality dark chocolate, chopped
  • 1/2 cup (115g) unsalted butter
  • 1 cup (125g) icing sugar
  • 2 large eggs, and 2 egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup (62g) plain flour

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 220C/425F/Gas 7. Grease 4 ramekins, and place them on a baking tray.
  2. Microwave the chocolate, and butter together until completely melted. Set aside to cool slightly - about 10 minutes.
  3. Whisk in the icing sugar, eggs, and egg yolks. Mix in the vanilla extract, and the flour until combined.
  4. Divide the mixture between the prepared ramekins. Bake for 12 - 14 minutes, until the sides of the cakes are firm, and the centres are still soft.
  5. Carefully run a knife around the edges of each cake, then turn them out onto serving plates. Serve warm with a scoop of ice cream, or your favourite topping.

Notes

If you don't want to bake these right away, simply cover the pudding in ramekins with clingfilm and keep refrigerated for up to 24 hours. Bake just before serving. br]
Slightly adapted from [Kraft

http://marshasbakingaddiction.com/chocolate-molten-cakes/

Chocolate Molten Cakes | Marsha's Baking Addiction

Chocolate Molten Cakes | Marsha's Baking Addiction

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44 Comments

44 Comments on Chocolate Molten Cakes

  1. Muna Kenny
    February 19, 2016 at 1:45 pm (11 months ago)

    You won’t believe how crazy I am! I’m looking at your molten cake and thinking “I will add two scoops ice cream, and drizzle caramel sauce, maybe add some chopped walnuts…” LOL, your cake made me day dream 🙂

    Reply
    • Marsha
      February 19, 2016 at 1:48 pm (11 months ago)

      Haha, thanks Muna! 🙂

      Reply
  2. Kathryn @ Family Food on the Table
    February 19, 2016 at 2:27 pm (11 months ago)

    These look so perfect! All that gooey chocolaty pudding oozing out – seriously trying hard not to lick my screen. And I’m with you, doesn’t have to be Valentine’s Day to indulge in a special chocolate treat – especially one this easy! Yum!

    Reply
    • Marsha
      February 19, 2016 at 2:29 pm (11 months ago)

      Thanks, Kathryn!

      Reply
  3. Emma @ Supper in the Suburbs
    February 19, 2016 at 2:33 pm (11 months ago)

    Oh my gosh you’ve made the notoriously tricky molten lava cake look SO easy! My OH made me a molten lava cake for Valentines Day a few years ago and I’ve never returned the favour because I thought I would fail. You’ve given me the confidence to treat him 🙂 lets hope they come out as well as yours!

    Reply
    • Marsha
      February 19, 2016 at 2:52 pm (11 months ago)

      Thanks, Emma! These molten cakes are super easy! 🙂

      Reply
    • Marsha
      February 19, 2016 at 2:53 pm (11 months ago)

      Thanks, Peter!

      Reply
  4. Tracy | Baking Mischief
    February 19, 2016 at 2:51 pm (11 months ago)

    I think Muna has the right idea. I want to put ALL those things you recommended on these! Though they look so rich and gorgeous I imagine they really stand on their own too.

    These are so pretty and the fact that you can make them in advance would make them so perfect for serving to guests! Pinning to do just that.

    Reply
    • Marsha
      February 19, 2016 at 2:53 pm (11 months ago)

      Thanks, Tracy!

      Reply
    • Marsha
      February 19, 2016 at 7:42 pm (11 months ago)

      Mine, too!

      Reply
  5. Sherri @ Watch Learn Eat
    February 19, 2016 at 9:51 pm (11 months ago)

    I didn’t think I was going to make it past the first picture! I just sat there staring and drooling for a bit. 🙂 Not only do these look fantastic, I love the concept of being able to pre-make them in advance and prep them for baking. Such a great recipe! 🙂

    Reply
    • Marsha
      February 19, 2016 at 10:44 pm (11 months ago)

      Haha, thanks, Sherri! 🙂

      Reply
  6. kushi
    February 20, 2016 at 1:09 am (11 months ago)

    oh my! Drooling..They look amazingly delicious. I love your recipes 🙂

    Reply
    • Marsha
      February 20, 2016 at 1:06 pm (11 months ago)

      Thanks, Kushi! 🙂

      Reply
  7. Natalie
    February 20, 2016 at 10:17 am (11 months ago)

    These look sooo delicious. My hubby is ultimate choco lover.. I’m going to surprise him with these beauties 🙂

    Reply
    • Marsha
      February 20, 2016 at 1:05 pm (11 months ago)

      Thanks, Natalie! 🙂

      Reply
  8. farhana
    February 20, 2016 at 5:55 pm (11 months ago)

    wow its yummy

    Reply
    • Marsha
      February 20, 2016 at 7:55 pm (11 months ago)

      Thanks, Farhana!

      Reply
  9. AiPing | Curious Nut
    February 20, 2016 at 8:10 pm (11 months ago)

    Oh my oh my oh my…… I loveeeeee molten chocolate cake!!!!! This seems doable for a no baking experience person like me . Gonna be trying this. Saw this in foodgawker and somehow I knew it was you.

    Reply
    • Marsha
      February 20, 2016 at 9:06 pm (11 months ago)

      Aww, thanks AiPing!

      Reply
  10. Derek
    February 20, 2016 at 11:08 pm (11 months ago)

    You got to be kidding me with this! We call you the baking queen already, then you go out and make a molten cake!

    Reply
    • Marsha
      February 21, 2016 at 2:44 am (11 months ago)

      Haha, thanks Derek!

      Reply
  11. Rahul @samosastreet.com
    February 22, 2016 at 12:50 am (11 months ago)

    Your cake looks amazing with oozing molten centers.. This delicious chocolate cake is my wife’s favorite, I make it every year on her birthday or special occasion. There is not a more romantic food than chocolate is my honest opinion.

    Reply
    • Marsha
      February 22, 2016 at 1:43 am (11 months ago)

      Thanks, Rahul!

      Reply
  12. khadija
    February 22, 2016 at 1:16 am (11 months ago)

    Marsha, your blog is going to make me very fat! this has my name written all over it

    Reply
    • Marsha
      February 22, 2016 at 1:43 am (11 months ago)

      Haha, thanks Khadija!

      Reply
  13. Puja Darshan
    February 22, 2016 at 10:59 am (11 months ago)

    Chocolate Molten Cakes……….
    Mmmmmm my mouth is watering 🙂

    Reply
    • Marsha
      February 22, 2016 at 1:47 pm (11 months ago)

      Thanks, Puja! 🙂

      Reply
  14. grace
    February 22, 2016 at 5:32 pm (11 months ago)

    i just think these are so magical! great recipe, marsha!

    Reply
    • Marsha
      February 22, 2016 at 8:45 pm (11 months ago)

      Thanks, Grace!

      Reply
  15. Adina
    February 23, 2016 at 9:28 am (11 months ago)

    Oh, this looks so good. I have always wanted to make something like this, but was always afraid I would not make it right and would be dissapointed. I really have to just do it, the way you do it seems so easy.

    Reply
    • Marsha
      February 23, 2016 at 9:50 am (11 months ago)

      Thanks, Adina! These are super easy to make!

      Reply
  16. Nicole @ Young, Broke and Hungry
    February 23, 2016 at 4:05 pm (11 months ago)

    Molten Chocolate Cakes shouldn’t only be enjoyed on Valentines Day. They are too rich and delicious!

    Reply
    • Marsha
      February 23, 2016 at 5:18 pm (11 months ago)

      Thanks, Nicole!

      Reply
  17. Amanda
    February 23, 2016 at 4:18 pm (11 months ago)

    Wow. These look amazing! Molten and chocolate are two words that are always great together. I think it’s great that you can make these ahead and store them in the fridge before baking. And I can’t believe they’re done in thirty minutes! Awesome.

    Reply
    • Marsha
      February 23, 2016 at 5:19 pm (11 months ago)

      Thanks, Amanda!

      Reply
  18. Joscelyn | Wifemamafoodie
    February 24, 2016 at 11:25 pm (11 months ago)

    Oh my YUM! This may just be my most favorite thing on your site…and I’ve loved everything you’ve posted!! I must make these soon! That oozing chocolate is calling my name!!! ❤️

    Reply
    • Marsha
      February 25, 2016 at 9:25 am (11 months ago)

      Thanks so much, Joscelyn! 🙂

      Reply
  19. Carolyn Page
    March 1, 2016 at 2:38 pm (11 months ago)

    Hi Marsha I love this recipe but did I miss the step for the chocolate and butter that are melted together and then set aside for 15 minutes? I want to make this but don’t know what that step requires.

    Reply
    • Marsha
      March 1, 2016 at 5:27 pm (11 months ago)

      Hi Carolyn! Cooling the melted chocolate and butter slightly makes sure your eggs don’t scramble when you mix them in. 10 minutes should be fine, too 🙂

      Reply
  20. Alyssa J
    March 13, 2016 at 6:11 pm (10 months ago)

    hi! can i use all purpose flour instead of plain flour?

    Reply
    • Marsha
      March 13, 2016 at 8:20 pm (10 months ago)

      Yes, that’s perfectly fine! 🙂

      Reply

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