Molten Chocolate Baby Cakes Recipe

Molten Chocolate Baby Cakes Recipe

How To Make Danny Boome’s Molten Chocolate Baby Cakes

These molten chocolate baby cakes are the perfect finish to any romantic dinner. This dessert is rich, luscious, and actually quick to make.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 7 minutes
Total: 22 minutes



  • ¼cupbrandy,or cognac
  • cuporange juice
  • ½cupcherries,dried
  • 6ozbittersweet chocolate
  • ¾cupbutter
  • 3eggs
  • 3egg yolks
  • ½cupsugar
  • 3tspflour
  • 6tspcocoa powder


  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. In a small saucepan over low heat, bring the brandy and orange juice to a simmer. Add the cherries, simmer 1 minute, and turn off the heat.

  2. Soak the cherries in the warm mixture until they plump up, for about 10 minutes. Set a heat-proof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water. Place the chocolate and the butter in the bowl and let it sit over the heat until the chocolate begins to melt.

  3. Stir to combine and continue to heat until the mixture is smooth and the chocolate is completely melted. Remove from the heat. In a large bowl, beat together the whole eggs, yolks, and sugar until the mixture turns light and thick.

  4. Pour the melted chocolate into the egg mixture. Beat in the flour until just combined. Do not overmix the batter. Butter six 4-ounce ramekins.

  5. Sprinkle each ramekin with 1 teaspoon cocoa powder and tap out the excess. Divide the batter among the ramekins. Drain the cherries and put a few cherries into the center of each ramekin.

  6. Use a spoon to push the batter over the cherries to cover them.

  7. Place the ramekins on a baking sheet and bake for 7 to 9 minutes. The outside of the desserts will be set, but the centers will be soft.

  8. To serve, invert each mold on a plate and let sit for 10 seconds. Slowly lift one side of the mold and the cake will fall out. If the cakes won’t easily come out, just serve them right in the cups.


  • Calories: 494.08kcal
  • Fat: 35.63g
  • Saturated Fat: 21.07g
  • Trans Fat: 0.94g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 10.46g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.85g
  • Carbohydrates: 39.06g
  • Fiber: 2.61g
  • Sugar: 33.73g
  • Protein: 5.81g
  • Cholesterol: 214.04mg
  • Sodium: 40.66mg
  • Calcium: 40.76mg
  • Potassium: 202.04mg
  • Iron: 1.77mg
  • Vitamin A: 254.48µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.81mg
Chat Bubble Icon Share your own special recipe
Submit Your Own Recipe

Have your own special recipe to share? Submit Your Recipe Today!