Molten Chocolate Cakes

Enter the giveaway HERE!!

In the mood for chocolate? You have come to the right place! These chocolate molten cakes are TO. DIE. FOR. They look like a regular old cake on the outside BUT when you take that first bite, mounds of chocolaty goodness come oozing down your fork. They are pure heaven. The good news is that they are also super easy to make. They are perfect for impressing friends and can be whipped up in no time with ingredients you probably have on hand.

I got the recipe from Martha Stewart's website, she even has a video showing how to make them. See that HERE. I doubled it because I wanted more than 6 and who wouldn't? It made 16 which was just about perfect for just me...

Molten Chocolate Cakes
  • 1 cube butter, room temperature, plus more for muffin tins
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar, plus more for muffin tins
  • 6 eggs
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 16 ounces bittersweet chocolate, melted in microwave (I used chocolate chips)
  • Powdered sugar, for dusting
  • Whipped cream, for topping
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Generously butter a muffin pan and dust with sugar. Cream the butter and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs one at a time. Beat in flour and salt until just combined. Finally pour in the 16 ounces of chocolate (minus however much you ate because you just couldn't handle seeing melted chocolate without tasting it) Beat until just combined. Spoon in about 1/4 cup of batter into each cup. Mine looked like this at that point.

Place the muffin tin on a baking sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes. Let stand for 10 minutes and then turn them out on a cooling rack or plate. Dust with powdered sugar, top with whipped cream, and enjoy your little piece of heaven.

It's okay to have more than one.


  1. This looks so good! It's my dad's favorite dessert and I am going to make it! Bittersweet chocolate makes me nervous, though. Do you think I could use milk chocolate or would it be WAY too sweet?

  2. Are you sure it's ok to have more than one? I think i just gained 5lbs just looking at the picture!!!!

  3. Emily- I think you could use milk chocolate if you wanted. It probably would be sweeter and have less of that rich dark chocolate flavor. I am not usually a bittersweet chocolate person but I liked it in these. I have seen some recipes where they do half milk and half bittersweet chocolate, that might make it not so rich if you were worried. Let me know how it turns out if you try it!

  4. oh Megan, this was a bad idea! I can't believe how easy that is! And I don't think i'll share ;)

  5. Yum! That looks amazing. I'll definitely have to try this!