Friday, February 25, 2011

a guest brings chocolate molten cakes

I have a special treat for you all today :) It is my pleasure to introduce you to one of my bloggy friends Lisa!

Hi there!  I’m Lisa from Shine Your Light and I’m so happy to be visiting Savory and Sweet today!
Amelia has become a wonderful friend to me through blogging and I never cease to be inspired by her delicious recipes.

Thanks so much for having me over, Amelia!

I’d like to share with you one of my husband’s all-time favorite desserts:  chocolate molten cakes.  The center of these cakes is pudding-like, rich and dreamy.  This surprisingly easy recipe came to me many years ago from a friend who was in culinary school at the time and since then I’ve made these little cakelets countless times for my family of five or when having friends over for dinner.  The cakes are easy to prepare, can be made a day in advance, and absolutely wow the recipients.  If you don’t have individual ramekins, you can also use an 8x8 baking pan and increase baking time to 25-30 minutes.  I half or quarter this recipe frequently as needed.

I hope you enjoy them!

Individual Chocolate Molten Cakes


12 oz. semisweet chocolate
8 oz. (2 sticks) unsalted butter
1 cup white granulated sugar
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
6 whole eggs

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Butter and sugar 12 (4 oz.) ramekins.

Slice butter, combine with chocolate chips and microwave on 30 second intervals until butter is melted.  Set aside until chocolate has melted and stir to combine.
Whip together eggs and sugar on medium-high speed until light, fluffy and triple in volume.  If you don’t have a mixer you can do this by hand with a whisk and get a great upper-body workout at the same time!
Add flour and fold in gently by hand or with mixer on slow, then fold in chocolate mixture.
Fill prepared ramekins 3/4 full.  (May be prepared in advanced and chilled until ready to use.)

Place ramekins on baking sheet and set in center of oven.

Bake 15 minutes or until set on top.  Do not over bake or the result will be a brownie-like cake instead of a pudding center.

Let cool slightly.  Run a knife along the sides of the ramekins to loosen the cakes.  Use a dishtowel to handle.  Place individual serving plate on top of ramekin and invert.

Garnish with fresh berries and powdered sugar, or add a dollop of fresh whipped cream or vanilla ice cream if desired. 
Serve warm.  Prepare yourself for gushing love and adoration from family and friends!

That’s it – you are a rock star in the kitchen!

Thanks again for having me, Amelia!
I hope you all have a wonderful day; it’s been so nice to meet you over here at Savory and Sweet!


Thanks so much Lisa!  I want everyone to go on over to Shine Your Light and say hello.

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  1. Ooh! This is so sinfully delicious, I'm so much craving for this now.

  2. Mmh...delicious! That's all I have to say!

  3. These are one of our favs too. :) Last time I made them, I garnished with fresh cherries and it was wonderful!

  4. I've always wanted
    to give these a try...
    Thanks, ladies!!!
    xx Suzanne

  5. This is my kind of sweet. Loaded with chocolate! It makes me drool.

  6. have a perfect looking chocolate molten cake there. My family loves molten cakes too, but I seldom make them at home. hm...guess I should take out those ramekins and make some. Thanks for sharing your recipe. Last but not least, thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. I truly appreciate it and hope you'll be back soon again.


  7. Amelia thank you so much for featuring Lisa and this yummy desert. So excited to try it out!

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  8. This looks to die for! My hubby would love it! Thanks for sharing!

  9. YUM x 100000!! This is my fav and yours looks soooo fabulous!!

    Mary xx
    Delightful Bitefuls

  10. molten cakes are SOOO good! I will have to write this one down. Here’s another party if you would like to link up…

  11. Can't wait to give these a try! Thanks so much for the recipe. I hope you will come join e for What's On the Menu Wednesday very soon.