You Don't Have to Share These Chocolate Cakes

January  8, 2016

We threw an end-of-year celebration with Carnival Cruise Line and ended it with this single-serving chocolate cake—and a free cruise for every guest (yes, really).

Break out the streamers, conical hats, and confetti: We're bringing back the molten chocolate cake, and that's cause for celebration in and of itself.

When you serve it at your next dinner party, you'll see smiles so wide they'll knock your socks off (and not just for the nostalgic factor). We know, because that's pretty much what happened with the Melting Chocolate Cake at our recent Carnival dinner (check out the video above!). Yes, these cakes take the (single-serving) cake. And, yes, you should make them immediately.

We paired up with Carnival Cruise Line to share a single-serving chocolate cake recipe that will make you feel like you're on vacation, even when you're back to the grind.

See what other Food52 readers are saying.

  • Mku4440
  • Eva
  • amysarah
  • laurenlocally
  • Riddley Gemperlein-Schirm
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Mku4440 January 9, 2016
I have tried over a dozen similar recipes, none ever came out quite as good as I've had in a restaurant...until now. This recipe is simple and delicious!

Could you elaborate on whisking eggs and sugar? I whisked several minutes but what consistency am I looking for? Thank you
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Riddley G. January 11, 2016
You're looking for the consistency to become a little smoother and lighter (in both texture and color). The sugar won't completely dissolve, so you'll end up wit something that's smooth-yet-granular, if that makes sense!
Eva January 8, 2016
Where do I sign up for a free gourmet cruise? Looks fab!
amysarah January 8, 2016
Molten chocolate cake never went away (except maybe in food blogger and critics' keyboards.) This is almost exactly Nigella Lawson's "Choco-Hoto-Pot" recipe, which I've made many times - in fact, just recently over Christmas. Can we all agree that only non-delicious things should go out of style?
laurenlocally January 8, 2016
Such a fun and delicious night. We need that curry recipe!