Welcome to #ScrumptiousSaturday! The perfect Valentine's Day meal should end with the perfect dessert, don't you think? And the perfect Valentine's dessert should probably be chocolatey, right? And maybe gooey? Yes, yes, and yes! Here's a restaurant quality recipe for Molten Chocolate Cakes that's delicious and decadent, but also very easy to prepare. You can even mix it up the day before! Just take them out when you start your meal and pop in the oven 10 minutes before dessert.
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Molten Chocolate Cakes

(adapted from Nigella Lawson)


  • 4 tablespoons soft unsalted butter, more for greasing dishes
  • 12 ounces bittersweet or semisweet chocolate (preferably with 70 percent cocoa solids)
  • 4 large eggs
  • Salt
  • ¾ cup superfine sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ⅓ cup flour
Prep and cook time 25 minutes; yields 6 servings.


  1. Place a baking sheet on center rack in oven and heat oven to 400 degrees. Butter insides of six 6-ounce heatproof glass or ceramic baking dishes. (If using soufflé dishes, line bottoms with parchment paper; dishes with flared sides will not need lining.)
  2. In a small saucepan over low heat or in a microwave oven, melt chocolate; set aside to cool slightly.
  3. In a medium bowl, beat eggs together with a pinch of salt until frothy; set aside. Using an electric mixer, cream together 4 tablespoons butter and the sugar. Gradually add egg mixture, then vanilla. Add flour and mix well. Add chocolate and blend until smooth.
  4. Divide batter among six baking dishes and arrange them on baking sheet hot from the oven. Bake until firm and dry on surface, 10 to 12 minutes. Remove dishes from oven and immediately invert cakes onto small plates or shallow bowls. Serve hot.
Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream to really take it over the top!

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