Monday, October 15, 2012

Chocolate Molten Cakes for Secret Recipe Club

Good Morning! You may have noticed that I skipped the Secret Recipe Club last month. With our house closing 2 weeks early, it was just impossible to get in the kitchen. So, this is my first official post as a GROUP B member! I say goodbye and thanks to Group D. They were a great group, but I wanted to try some new blogs. So, when the option came up to change, I switched to B. Now, my reveal dates are earlier in the month.

This month I had the pleasure of baking from Searching for Spice.   Corina hails London, far away from my little Utah, USA.  Her measurements are in grams. So, I wasn't quite sure my conversions would work! It's hard when baking not to have exact measurements, but I forged ahead. And... ta da!  Fabulous little chocolate cakes! I cooked them a bit too long, so they didn't have the "lava" in the middle, but they were great with a little scoop of ice cream on top. Who can say no to chocolate cakes? Right?

The recipe makes 2 cakes in larger ramekins, but mine were small, so I got 4 out of it. But, you can see I could have filled them a little more. So, plan on 2-3 mini cakes.

Chocolate Molten Cakes
found on Searching for Spice; adapted from Gordon Ramsey's Gordon Ramsey Makes it Easy.

2 teas cocoa powder
3.5 Tb (50g) unsalted butter
3.5 Tb (50g) dark chocolate chips
1 whole egg
1 egg yolk
4.3 Tb (60g) sugar
3.5 Tb (50g) flour

Preheat oven to 350 F. (180C)

Grease your ramekins. Put the cocoa powder in one. Put the other ramekin upside down on top of the first, hold firmly, and shake. This will coat both ramekins in cocoa powder.

Put the chocolate and butter in a small dish and microwave at 30 second intervals, stirring in between, until melted.  Leave to cool slightly.

Put the whole egg, and the egg yolk, in another larger bowl with the sugar. Whisk until the mixture becomes pale and thick.  Pour a small amount of the egg/sugar mixture into the chocolate and stir. Then, pour all of the chocolate into the rest of the egg/sugar mixture; stirring constantly.  We don't want to cook the eggs!

Sift the flour on top of the chocolate and fold into the chocolate. 

Pour into ramekins; about halfway; and bake for 12 minutes. The top will appear done, but it should still be liquid in the middle. The toothpick test will not work! :)

Eat directly from the ramekins, or very, very carefully, unmold them and serve.



  1. Saying hello from Group D, sad to see you go, but I bet it's fun to see a new series of blogs...

    you picked one of my favorite recipes of all times for your assignment! :-)

    Good luck with your house closing, I know it's not a fun time, it's work work work and more work!

    1. Hi Bewitching! You have one of my favorite blogs and I will be visiting often! Thanks for the comment!

    2. You are too sweet! Even sweeter than your molten choc cakes! ;-)

  2. I'm so glad you liked these. The molten centre is really delicious though so if you make them again I hope you manage to get it.

    1. I will definitely try again Corina! I'm still figuring out my new oven. Thanks for the great recipe!

  3. What a nice simple cake in a ramekin. I'll have to remember not to cook them too long as we would love the lava. Great choice.. thanks

  4. They look delish! Great cooking with you SRC!

  5. Yum, chocolate cake. Welcome to Group B!

  6. Your Chocolate Molten Cakes look like a lovely dessert, very special. Great selection for the SRC.
    Miz Helen

  7. what a great SRC recipe. Love molten cakes have not made them in a while....

  8. Welcome to group B, and what a lovely choice. I have wanted to make lava cakes for a while but just haven't doe it... good to know that, even though they baked a little long, they were still delicious. Yum!

  9. Looks delicious! I would so love to try some. I am sure it tastes amazing.