Long-time readers of this blog may be thinking to themselves... hmm... this looks familiar.
Or maybe not, because I didn't include pictures back then of the actual molten part of the molten chocolate cake! But, yes, back in 2011 (egads!) I did post about molten chocolate cake. And to be perfectly honest, I didn't change the recipe here, though I did neglect to use semi-sweet baking chocolate and just used unsweetened, which made these more like dark chocolate cakes than super sweet ones, but I digress.
I also feel like I still didn't get very good photos, though you may argue that these are least better than the last ones. But I was having a tough time with the camera for some reason in the low light, and had to end up using the flash, which is never a great idea for food photos.... but I couldn't not take photos right when they came out because then they wouldn't really be "molten" anymore. Man, it was tough, let me tell you.
Well, tough until, you know, I got to eat some warm molten chocolate cake. Because, really, what is there to complain about when you've got that going on? Especially when it's so frickin' easy to make?!
Like, for real. You're probably thinking whoa, I can't make something that has a gooey middle center like that, that seems super hard. Well, you're wrong. These are super easy and quick and will surely impress if you have any guests.
Plus, who can resist something that is baked in a cute little ramekin? Come on.
Molten Chocolate Cake
- 4 pieces (squares) semi-sweet baking chocolate
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 2 large egg yolks
- 6 Tablespoons flour
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
- Spray 4 custard cups with cooking spray and place on cookie sheet.
- Microwave chocolate and butter in large bowl on high for about 1 minute, until butter is melted. Whisk until chocolate is also melted.
- Stir in sugar until well blended. Whisk in eggs and egg yolks. Stir in flour.
- Divide between cups.
- Bake 13-14 minutes until sides are firm and center is soft. Let stand 1 minute before serving. You can either eat straight from the cup or dump it out onto a plate and dig in to see the inside chocolate melt all over.