Melting Chocolate Cake

December 17, 2015
1 Ratings
Photo by Mark Weinberg
  • Serves 4
Author Notes

Whatever you do, and whenever you're making them, serve these individual cakes—our riff on a Carnival Cruise Line recipe and on-ship favorite—with a little top hat of vanilla ice cream. Watch our test kitchen in action making them here. —Food52

What You'll Need
  • 6 ounces semi-sweet chocolate
  • 6 ounces butter
  • 4 eggs, divided
  • 6 ounces sugar
  • 2 ounces all-purpose flour
  • Vanilla ice cream, powdered sugar, and chocolate shavings (for serving)
  1. Preheat the oven to 350° F (180° C).
  2. Melt the chocolate and butter together.
  3. Mix half of the eggs and sugar together and whisk for a few minutes, then add the flour, mixing until no lumps remain.
  4. Add the remaining eggs and mix well until incorporated.
  5. Add the egg mixture to the melted chocolate and mix well.
  6. Pour about 4 1/2 ounces of the mixture into 4 baking cups or ramekins (about 6 ounces each). Arrange the cups on a sheet tray with a water bath and bake for 20 to 25 minutes.
  7. Serve warm, dusted with powdered sugar and accompanied by vanilla ice cream and chocolate shavings.

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6 Reviews

Picholine February 15, 2016
Cup measurements may make this helpful.
Birdnerd February 13, 2016
What do you mean by the eggs being divided? Should the yolks be seprared from the whites? There's no indication in the instructions that whites should be whipped. Am I overthinking this?
Allison F. February 14, 2016
I think it means that half the eggs are used first (before the flour) and half after (and split the eggs into 2 eggs and 2 eggs, not 4 whites and 4 yolks )
julie.hewitt.58 January 11, 2016
Never liked eating raw cake batter and like the chocolate truffle version of this recipe
Barbara T. January 9, 2016
what do you mean "with a water bath"?
Riddley G. January 11, 2016
After placing the ramekins on the sheet tray, pour enough water into the sheet tray that it comes about 1/2 way up the sides of the ramekins (taking care not to get any water in the cakes themselves!). Here's some more information for you