Molten Mocha Chocolate Cake

Talk about decadent. We are not going to try and claim that this is healthy, but you have to splurge once in a while right? Rich, chocolatey and sweet. Yum!!

Prep Time:
15 mins

Cook Time:
15 mins

Ready In:


  • 185g or 6½ ounces bittersweet (not unsweetened) or semisweet chocolate (chopped) *high quality 70 % cacao chocolate is recommended for best results*
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • Pinch of salt
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 2 teaspoons instant coffee
  • 4 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 large egg whites


  1. Preheat the oven to 425° F.
  2. Lightly grease bottom and sides of four ramekins with butter and dust with flour. Shake out the extra flour.
  3. In a double boiler (pot of boiling water with a mixing bowl on top), combine chocolate, butter and salt. Stir until chocolate is completely melted. Remove from heat and set aside chocolate mixture.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, vigorously mix egg yolks with instant coffee and 3 tablespoons of sugar until completely combined. Fold in chocolate mixture.
  5. In a medium mixing bowl, using an electric mixer beat egg whites with remaining 1 tablespoon of sugar until stiff peaks are formed. In batches 1/3 at a time, fold egg whites into the chocolate mixture.
  6. Spoon batter into the prepared ramekins and place on a baking sheet. Bake until cakes are raised but still runny in the middle, approximately 11 minutes.
  7. Cool for a couple minutes. To loosen the cake, carefully use a butter knife and cut around the outside of the cake. Place a plate on top of the ramekin, invert and remove the ramekin.
  8. Top with ice cream, whipping cream or a light dusting of icing sugar.

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