Molten Chocolate Cake

Make this today. Really. Just read the recipe, go to your kitchen and make this cake. And an hour later you’ll be enjoying molten chocolate cake, warm out of the oven with some fabulous icecream (please remember to have icecream on hand!).

This is truly the simplest chocolate cake I’ve made it was a huge hit. I mean, look at this

Don’t you want to eat that right off the screen?!

Diet be damned. A little chocolate didn’t kill anyone.

Molten chocolate cake

(From Food52)

  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cups hot water

Preheat oven to 180 deg C. Butter a 8×8 baking pan and keep aside.

In a bowl, whisk together flour, white sugar, half the cocoa powder, baking powder and salt. Using a hand electric mixer, add the butter and milk to the flour mixture and blend until there’s no lumps. Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan.

Separately whisk together the other half of the cocoa powder and the brown sugar in another bowl and sprinkle evenly over the batter. Spread it as a flat even layer.

Pour the hot water over the whole thing and immediately put it into the oven.

Bake for 30 minutes. It’s done when the top is set and shiny, and the sides are still molten.

Remove from the oven. Scoop a large-ish chunk into a bowl and top with icecream and eat. Share with friends and family – spread the joy.


One Comment Add yours

  1. It looks amazing! I love anything with chocolate! Thanks for sharing 🙂 I made crumble for dessert with a meringue topping and it was wonderful. You can check it out here 🙂


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