Total 35 mins, includes cooling time
Active 20 mins
Makes 8 servings
This classic chocolate dessert is easy to prepare and perfect for making a meal feel special and a little bit fancy. There is something really decadent about the molten chocolate oozing out of the center when you take the first bite. The warm cake is especially delicious served with a scoop of cold vanilla bean ice cream.
TIP: You can also melt the butter and chocolate in a microwave, but keep an eye on them so they do not burn.
The cake batter can be made the morning of a dinner party, poured into ramekins, and refrigerated. The batter must come back to room temperature before the cakes are baked.
An extra minute or two in the oven can make a huge difference. If cakes are overcooked, they will not have the molten center. If they are undercooked, they will not drop out of the ramekins and the cakes will collapse.