Molten chocolate cake

An impressive dessert that can easily be prepared for a large group of guests.


Difficulty: Easy

Time: 20 min. preparation time, 10 min. baking time

Nutrition: Calories ca 533 / Protein 8g / Carbohydr. 46g / Fat 37g

Ingredients (9 servings)

300 gcouverture chocolate (dark)
300 gbutter
150 gsugar
5egg yolks
90 gall-purpose flour
0.5 tspsalt
butter and sugar for baking tins
confectioner’s sugar to garnish
whipped cream to serve


oven, mixer (optional), ice cream scoop (optional), large bowl, whisk, small saucepan, baking tins (Ø 9 cm), freezer, cutting board, knife, pastry brush (optional)

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Step 1

Molten chocolate cake

Butter baking tins and dust with sugar. Make sure that it is evenly spread on the inside of the tins. Tap out excess sugar.

pastry brush, baking tins

butter and sugar for baking tins

Step 2

Molten chocolate cake

Preheat oven to 200°C/400°F. Roughly chop couverture chocolate. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the chopped chocolate and melt together.

small saucepan, cutting board, knife

300 g couverture chocolate / 300 g butter

Step 3

Molten chocolate cake

Beat sugar, eggs, egg yolks, and salt in a large bowl with a mixer or whisk.

mixer, large bowl

150 g sugar / 0.5 tsp salt / 2 eggs / 5 egg yolks

Step 4

Molten chocolate cake

Next, add the melted chocolate to the egg mixture and stir together until a smooth batter forms.


Step 5

Molten chocolate cake

Add flour and stir in as well.

90 g all-purpose flour

Step 6

Molten chocolate cake

Now, divide the batter evenly among the buttered baking tins (approx. 4 cm high). Next, place the filled tins in the freezer for approx. 5 – 7 min.

ice cream scoop, freezer

Step 7

Molten chocolate cake

Bake cakes in a preheated oven at 200°C/400°F for approx. 8 – 10 min. Let stand for approx. 5 – 7 min. Carefully turn out the cakes, sprinkle with confectioner’s sugar, and serve immediately. Whipped cream or ice cream go wonderfully with this treat.


confectioner’s sugar to garnish / whipped cream to serve