This Chocolate Molten Cake recipe is for my one and only. Besides loving chocolate and berries, he loves me, and he does a damn good job of showing it. I thought I would announce to the world (or at the very least, my readers) the top 10 things I love about my husband, Steves. Here goes. I love…

1. His infatuation with socks, even argyle.

2. That he wears a beanie in the middle of summer.

3. Running with him for countless causes.

4. Adventuring around the world with him and our boys.

5. His Colombian roots (and poncho attire).

6. That his hips pulse whenever he hears latin music.

7. His taste testing gene…. it is STRONG!

8. His sarcasm has me cracking up at any time of day.

9. That our boys adore him (and his big brain).

10. His huge heart.

So babe, this one is for you Steves, my BFF, my life partner, my man. I love you.

Chocolate Molten Cake


With only 7 ingredients, this chocolate molten recipe is totally attainable, and looks super fancy with its insides oozing chocolate goodness.

Berries and Chocolate

The raspberries I found at the grocery are Driscoll’s – I can’t tell you how bright and beautiful they are – I don’t know how they do it, but they do.

Combine the chocolate and butter in a mixing bowl and melt over a double boiler. When melted, allow to cool.

Butter and flour four ramekins, then set aside.

Ramekins with chocolate molten cake

Next it’s time to whip together your eggs, sugar and flour – try to beat in as little air as possible. Add your fresh batch of cooled melted chocolate, and mix. Add salt, and then pour the batter evenly into the floured ramekins.

Me and my Boo

Take a few seconds to reminisce in those special moments between you and your boo…

Powdered sugar

After baking, shake the pan a little – this is formally called the “jiggle test”. Kidding (not really) but you do want it to jiggle a little while the surface appears set. Test with a toothpick; you want it to come out coated with a thick liquid. After the cakes have cooled, coat with a dusting of powdered sugar.

Molten Cake with Berries

A dollop of vanilla ice cream on the side never hurt anyone. Don’t worry – we won’t ask that you whip-up a homemade version for this dish. Alas, now I’ve got to hit it – I’ve got a valentine who needs tending to. Happy Valentine’s Day to all of you!

For my Valentine


Chocolate Molten Cake

Photos by: Maria Hedrick Photography

Chocolate Molten Cake

By TheSweetNerd  

May 9, 2019


4 ounces bittersweet chocolate

4 ounces butter

2 eggs, room temperature

2 egg yolks

1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon sugar

1/4 cup flour

1/4 teaspoon salt


1Preheat an oven to 425 degrees. Butter and flour four ramekins. Set aside.

2Combine the chocolate and butter in a mixing bowl and melt over a double boiler. When melted, allow to cool.

3In a large mixing bowl, whip the eggs and yolks together. Add sugar then add the flour and mix just to combine. Try to beat in as little air as possible. Add the cooled melted chocolate and mix just to combine. Stir in the salt.

4Pour the batter into the ramekins. Bake on the middle rack of the oven for about 10 minutes. Check the doneness by gently shaking the pan. If the cakes jiggle and the surface looks set, check the inside with a toothpick. It should come out coated with a thick liquid. You may have to bake them 3-4 minutes longer.

5Remove the cakes from the oven and let cool for one minute. Run a knife along the edge of ramekin and invert onto a small plate. Tap the ramekin several times before unmolding.



  • I love molten cakes especially because they are so easy to make. The inside soft chocolaty goodness is truly heavenly! This looks so good. Yum!

    • Cindy "TheSweetNerd" Rodriguez
      6 years ago

      Ah the inside…I love the two textures in my mouth together!

  • Aww this is too sweet! Steve sounds like a catch! My fiance is Colombian too and his hips definitely start to move when he hears latin music. haha 🙂 This chocolate molten cake looks divine! Perfect for Valentine’s Day! Thanks for sharing!

    • Cindy "TheSweetNerd" Rodriguez
      6 years ago

      Ah, the Colombian, that’s a girl after my own heart. I’m glad you like the recipe – thanks Alyssa!

  • My other half would absolutely love this dessert, especially with such a lovely surprise inside! I can’t wait to make it for him when he returns from his work trip. Lucky husband! Thank you for sharing the recipe x

    • Cindy "TheSweetNerd" Rodriguez
      6 years ago

      Please do and if you have a moment to take a pic and send it to me I would just love it. Happy Valentine’s Day!

  • 6 years ago

    One of my favorite desserts! I loved learning more about you and your husband! So sweet!

    • Cindy "TheSweetNerd" Rodriguez
      6 years ago

      Thanks Pam – it was fun making the list. 🙂

  • 6 years ago

    A sweet dessert for a sweet hubby – love your kind words!

    • Cindy "TheSweetNerd" Rodriguez
      6 years ago

      He is sweet! Thanks Jillian.

  • Anna Ehrlich
    6 years ago

    this looks easy., beautiful and delicious! Has all of my favorite things. Ethan and I can do this! Happy Valentines Day

    • Cindy "TheSweetNerd" Rodriguez
      6 years ago

      Happy Valentine’s Day to you! It has all my favorite things, too. Pair it with a good cup of coffee and I’m set for life.

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