Get the Recipe: Chocolate Molten Cakes


  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 8 ounces semisweet baking chocolate, chopped
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 2 tablespoons Grand Marnier
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup cake flour


  • Heat oven to 450°F. Grease bottoms and sides of six ramekins with 2 tablespoons butter; dust with cocoa powder.
  • Melt chocolate and ½ cup butter in a 2-quart saucepan over low heat, stirring frequently. Cool slightly.
  • Beat eggs and egg yolks in a large bowl with a whisk, until well-blended. Beat in Grand Marnier and powdered sugar. Fold in melted chocolate mixture and flour.
  • Divide batter evenly amongst ramekins, then place on cookie sheet.
  • Bake 12 to 14 minutes or until sides of cakes are set and centers are still soft. Let stand 3 minutes.
  • Serve with ice cream (optional).