Midweek Molten Chocolate Cakes

  • Yield: 4 servings
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins


4ounces bittersweet chocolate chips or morsels
1/2cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
2 eggs
2 egg yolks
1/4cup sugar
1tablespoon all purpose flour
Cooking spray


  1. Preheat oven to 450F.
  2. Combine chocolate and butter in a small heavy-bottom saucepan and melt over low heat, stirring constantly.
  3. Combine eggs, egg yolks and sugar in a mixing bowl and beat with a whisk or hand mixer until thick, satiny ribbons form, 3 to 4 minutes
  4. Add chocolate mixture to egg mixture and mix briefly to combine. Add flour and mix just until incorporated.
  5. Spray inside of four ovenproof coffee mugs with cooking spray. Divide batter evenly among mugs. Place on a baking sheet bake 8 to 10 minutes, until just set on top. Note: the center will still be quite soft and “molten.”

Recipe by Chef Jon Ashton

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Glycemic Load 8.57
  • Calories 460
  • Fat 36g
  • Saturated Fat 21g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 11g
  • Cholesterol 245mg
  • Sodium 250mg
  • Potassium 160mg
  • Carbohydrate 33g
  • Fiber 2g
  • Sugars 28g
  • Protein 6g
  • Trans Fat 1g
  • Vitamin A 20%
  • Vitamin C 0%
  • Calcium 4%
  • Iron 10%