How to Make Molten Chocolate Cakes

By SAVEUR Editors

Published on February 12, 2013

Molten chocolate cakes are a simple dessert that anyone can make for a special occasion — the perfect treat to surprise your special someone with this Valentine's Day. SAVEUR associate food editor Ben Mims has a simple technique for ensuring that the cakes have extra-delicious oozy centers: he bakes a sweet, rich chocolate truffle right into the center of each.

What You Will Need

Molten cakes

What to do

  • Start by making truffles: bring cream to a boil and pour it over chopped chocolate and rum in a medium bowl. Let this sit for one minute. Stir until smooth, then let sit until firm.
  • Divide the mixture and roll it into six balls. Chill these truffles until set.
  • For the cakes: beat together sugar, vanilla, salt, and eggs until the form ribbons when liften from the beaters.
  • Add melted chocolate and flour, and mix well.
  • Divide half the batter between six buttered and floured ramekins and place a chilled truffle in the center of each.
  • Top with remaining batter, and smooth the tops with a rubber spatula.
  • Bake for 15 minutes, until the cake is just done.
  • Let cakes cool for one minute, then gently invert each onto a serving plate.
  • Dust with confectioner's sugar, and serve them immediatly to ensure the molten chocolate oozes out to create a sauce for the cakes.
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