Serving chocolate melting cake will definitely make you a favorite with any chocolate lovers in the crowd. When they first stick their spoon into It’s warm, melted chocolate center, they’ll think you slaved away all day in the kitchen. Or they may think you are a magician. Or both.

But it couldn’t be simpler to make. With a few ingredients and 30 minutes, you can will be the recipient of chocolate adoration!

Here’s how I make it.

Chocolate Melting Cake Recipe

5 from 1 vote
A delicious recipe for chocolate melting cake perfect for the chocolate lover.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 8


  • 8 ounces (224 g) chocolate chips
  • 1 cup (226 g) butter
  • 7 (350 g) eggs
  • 7 tablespoons (86.6 g) sugar
  • 1/2 cup (60 g) flour


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Melt together chocolate and butter.
  • Add eggs and sugar together in a large bowl.
  • Whisk until combined. Add in flour, whisk until combined.
  • Slowly combine chocolate mixture with egg mixture.
  • Combine well.
  • Butter and sugar individual ramekins.
  • Pour chocolate into individual ramekins, filling 3/4 of the dish.
  • Bake at 375 degrees for 15-20 minutes until just done.
  • If mixing sizes of ramekins, be sure to remove the smaller ramekins earlier than larger ones.
  • The outside of the chocolate melting cake should be firm and the inside should have melted chocolate.
  • Serve with a scoop of ice cream or your favorite vanilla sauce.


Calories: 470kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 208mg | Sodium: 257mg | Potassium: 69mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 980IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 63mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.


This recipe makes 4 large ramekins or 8 smaller ramekins of cake. Just perfect for your next party!


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  1. Man, I have got to get some ramekins! This is a perfect use for all those bags of Scharffenberger we got at BlogHerFood.

    1. Hi Cheryl, a gluten-free friend of mine recently recommended Authentic Foods Multi Blend Flour as it already has the xanthan gum included. Let me know if you try it and how it works for you.

    2. I have made a gluten-free version. You can see my recipe and modification on my blog. I just used a boxed gluten free baking flour. Instead of xanthan gum, I used guar gum.

  2. Ya know, I was taking a peek at a really decadent chocolate pudding recipe today. This looks just as good!

  3. omg! that looks amazing! my 2 1/2 year old was standing here when i opened the blog post and he said “whats that? up there in that glath cup?” i told him it was choc. cake. his reply was “oh! I wike chokit cake. I wanna get that chokit cake next toime” lol… the kids LOVES cake.

    1. oh! and im making the creamed steak next week when my mom is here! Ill let you know how it goes πŸ™‚

    2. Oh Megan, you’ll have to make this for him soon! Can’t wait to hear how much he *LOVES* it!

  4. Wow, I love molten chocolate cake to death. Even I shared the recipe a while back! You just can’t get enough of those!
    Great post Robyn, as usual!