Spiced Chocolate Molten Cakes

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


2 servings

Updated: Aug. 09, 2022
Take some time to linger over this decadent dessert. There is nothing better than a gooey chocolate cake with a warm melted center. —Deb Carpenter, Hastings, Michigan
Spiced Chocolate Molten Cakes Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 2 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons dry red wine
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons egg yolk, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Additional confectioners' sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 425°. In a microwave, melt butter and chocolate; stir until smooth. Stir in wine and vanilla.
  2. In a small bowl, beat the egg, egg yolk and confectioners' sugar until thick and lemon-colored. Beat in the flour, ginger and cinnamon until well blended. Gradually beat in butter mixture.
  3. Transfer to 2 greased 6-oz. ramekins or custard cups. Place ramekins on a baking sheet. Bake until a thermometer inserted in the center reads 160° and sides of cakes are set, 10-12 minutes.
  4. Remove from the oven and let stand for 1 minute. Run a knife around edges of ramekins; invert onto dessert plates. Dust with additional confectioners' sugar. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

1 serving (calculated without additional confectioners' sugar): 560 calories, 36g fat (21g saturated fat), 234mg cholesterol, 200mg sodium, 56g carbohydrate (43g sugars, 2g fiber), 8g protein.