Chuck's Molten Chocolate Cakes

  • prep time15 min
  • total time 25 min
  • serves 4

Chuck Hughes’ warm and oozy molten chocolate cakes—chocolate indulgence at its best!

226 Ratings
Directions for: Chuck's Molten Chocolate Cakes


Chuck's Molten Chocolate Cakes

½ cup butter, plus more to butter the molds (125 ml)

180 g (6 oz) dark chocolate

3 eggs, room temperature

⅓ cup sugar (80 ml) plus more for the molds

2 Tbsp flour (30 ml)



Chuck's Molten Chocolate Cakes

1. In a saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter and chocolate together until the chocolate mixture is smooth. Set aside.

2. Meanwhile, beat together the eggs and sugar with a whisk or electric beater until pale and thick, about 5 minutes.

3. Pour the melted chocolate in the egg mixture and mix well. Blend in the flour, just until combined.

4. Butter and lightly sugar four 4-ounce molds, custard cups, or ramekins. Tap out the excess sugar. Divide the batter among the molds. Cook’s note:(At this point you can refrigerate the desserts until you are ready to eat, for up to several hours; bring them back to room temperature before baking.)

5. Preheat the oven to 400 F (200 C). Bake the molten chocolate on a tray for 8 to 10 minutes; the center will still be quite soft, but the sides will be set. Let rest for 5 minutes before serving with your favorite ice cream.


1. Instead of coating the molds with sugar, you can use crushed pistachios or other nuts.

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