Sep 23, 2012

Moelleux au Chocolat

Moelleux au Chocolat. Chocolate fondant. Chocolate molten lava cake. Whatever you want to call it, this is definitely the dessert you want when you have a terrible chocolate craving.

And this is a very simple recipe.

I still remember the days where my moelleux was a complete disaster. It never ever had a gooey centre and always just came out as a simple plain chocolate cake. Not good. At all.

So how did I finally succeed in making this beautiful dessert? Keeping the batter in the fridge for at least an hour before baking!
Moelleux au Chocolat
(makes about 4)

60 g sugar
2 eggs
2 eeg yolks
100 g unsalted butter
100 g dark chocolate
50 g plain flour
cocoa powder for dusting

  1. Lightly brush ramekins (150ml - 200ml) with melted butter and dust with cocoa powder. Place ramekins in the fridge while making the batter.
  2. Melt the chocolate and butter in a bowl over a pot of simmering water. Once it's melted, take off the heat to cool.
  3. Place sugar, eggs and extra yolks in a bowl and whisk until pale and creamy. Then whisk in the butter and chocolate mixture.
  4. Fold in the plain flour.
  5. Divide equally among the four ramekins.
  6. Place ramekins back in the fridge for at least an hour.
  7. Bake: Preheat oven to 190˚C. Once the oven is heated, take the ramekins out of the fridge and place it in the oven immediately. Baking for approximately 15 minutes.
  8. Once a cake layer is formed, take the ramekin out of the oven and turn it out onto a plate immediately. Serve with ice-cream.
Now doesn't that look amazing?


  1. Hey there! Thank you so much, this was the perfect gooey melty chocolate cake and my in-laws loved it! Will definitely be one of my fallback recipes :)

    1. Oh goodie! Glad to hear you and your in-laws enjoyed it!! :D