Molten Chocolate Cakes Recipe
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Molten Chocolate Cakes Recipe

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If you know a chocolate lover, here's a delectable way to make his or her dreams come true. Set one of these yummy oh-so-chocolaty cakes in front of them. The whole family loves the rich syrupy center inside these cakes.—Deanna Kymer, Broomfield, Colorado
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES:8 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 8 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1 cup butter, cubed
  • 5 eggs
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour

Nutritional Facts

One cake equals 578 calories, 38 g fat (21 g saturated fat), 300 mg cholesterol, 275 mg sodium, 56 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 9 g protein.


  1. In a large microwave-safe bowl, melt chocolate and butter; stir until smooth. Cool slightly. Add the eggs, egg yolks and confectioners' sugar; mix well. Stir in flour until blended. Pour into eight greased 6-oz. custard cups.
  2. Place custard cups on a baking sheet. Bake at 425° for 15-16 minutes or until a thermometer inserted near the center reads 160°. Remove from the oven and let stand for 1 minute. Run a knife around edges of cups; invert onto dessert plates. Serve immediately. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Molten Chocolate Cakes in Light & Tasty December/January 2005, p8

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Reviewed Jan. 22, 2013

"This recipe is sure to please anyone whose craving chocolate, sponge like moist cake with a hot gooey center! Simply Delicious & quick and easy to make! Thank you."

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