This is a yummy dessert and is SO easy to make. The best bit is that it’s supposed to be served undercooked. You can’t go wrong. If you like ooey gooey chocolate and cake, I promise you’ll loosen your belt and sigh, “orgasmic” when you’re done.
A little information to pass along before I get to the recipe.
Guest Posting Tips
You probably saw that I did a guest post for my good friend Dennis over at A Culinary Journey last week. If you accept guest posts on your blog, you know it can be a time consuming task to get the post via email along with all the photos and then get those in the right spots in the post and then write the intro.
Okay it’s not an enormous amount of work but usually when you want a guest post it’s because you’re flat outta time and instead of sleeping you’re formatting a post that a wonderfu person sent to you for your blog. Well, I’ve got a good idea for you.
If you both use WordPress and you are the guest poster, write your guest posts on your own blog, complete with photos and your recipe. Double check it for accuracy – I saw one the other day that should have been two tablespoons and the blogger got distracted and wrote two pounds. Someone had made the recipe with two pounds of butter. I won’t get into why I would have questioned 2 pounds of butter when there were only 1 1/2 cups of flour.
Once you’re happy with your post, click the HTML button on the right just above the edit window. You’ll see all the actual code that goes into that WordPress blog post. Click anywhere inside that panel and then control-A and then control-C to select all and then copy. If you have a Mac I dunno cut and paste on that, sorry.
Paste that html code in an email to the person who’s hosting your guest post. They’ll get that email, go to their WordPress admin, start a new post and then before doing anything will click the html and paste your post in. Then they click Visual and add the the promo text, title, keywords, description and bam, they’re done. All the photos are in and hosted on the guest poster’s site. If that’s a problem you can copy them over but I never do.
It means that a guest post can be done in 10 minutes instead of 30.
Back to our regularly scheduled post.
This recipe only makes 4 so if you’ve got a strong hankering for one of these, keep this in mind. You can serve them with vanilla bean ice cream or whipped cream OR toss caution to the wind and serve with both!
- ½ cup dark chocolate chips or good chopped dark chocolate
- ½ cup butter
- 2 large eggs
- ½ cup sugar
- 3 tbs plain flour
- Preheat oven to 185C/375F.
- Grease the bottom and sides of 4 one-cup ramekins with butter.
- Melt chocolate and butter in the microwave in 10 second bursts, stirring every 10 seconds. Stop when chocolate is just melted.
- Remove from heat and let cool.
- Whisk together eggs, sugar and flour until frothy.
- Pour egg mixture into melted chocolate and stir until smooth.
- Divide mixture into buttered ramekins and bake for 20 minutes.
Claire - Simply Sweet Justice says
Chocolate is from the cocoa bean, which is a vegetable. Dark chocolate is full of anti-oxidants, and milk chocolate provides a dairy serving. Hence, this is health food. Thank you, Maureen!
my dear friend – only you would make me feel like a hero for gaining a kilo 🙂
Oh mah goodness – this looks like heaven!
it was pretty good 🙂
Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake says
That’s a great tip Maureen, in fact I did that once but it didn’t work out and I was always wondering why…it’s because the recipient was on the Blogger platform and not WordPress! Silly me, just created more trouble for her.
That recipe looks SO delicious…I love all things decadent and chocolatey so this is perfect…undercooking is my forte. 😉
yes the platforms must be the same. bugger about that 🙂
I have a go to recipe for this type of cake but you whip the egg whites separately, so yours seems easier. Mine also doesn’t have flour.
For guest posting you can also set up a guest author on WordPress with limited capabilities, for example they can post and add photos but the can’t moderate comments or see your stats. That’s what Charles did when I guest posted on his blog. Mind you, he did later go back and modify the layout to fit his blog better, which was fine with me.
Our EasyRecipe plugin has a guest post option that requires no joining and it’s viewable if I give someone the page address. It’s the same WordPress editor window. I’m amazed at how many people don’t want to register.
Lose Your Belly.com says
Look so nice and rich, mouth is watering thinking about warm chocolate oozing.
Thanks for coming by. Sadly I don’t think this will be a good lose your belly food. 🙂
Laura (Tutti Dolci) says
These look so luscious, I love the molten chocolate!
Ilan (IronWhisk Blog) says
This dessert would probably be really good with sour cream ice cream!
How fantastic to these look!
wow this looks so good, I wish I could just skip dinner and go straight to dessert!!!
Ohhhhh!! THIS is what you were telling me the other day. That is SO darned easy!!!! I will have to check who else is there in WordPress. THANK YOU Maureen XOXO
That fondant looks oh!so!orgasmic!!!
Mmmm, chocolate. I haven’t had a molten chocolate fondant in ages. Good photo – I want to grab that spoon and dig in. And a nice, easy recipe – my fav kind. For guest posting, I suspect you could do the same thing if you’re both on Blogger (my platform) – just hit the HTML button, grab the html code, and paste it into an email, and you’re good. Any easy workaround when you’re both on different blogging platforms?
Claire @ Claire K Creations says
Hmm I wonder if I could pull these off for a dinner party for 12? This is one of my favourite desserts!
Thanks for the HTML tip. I always wondered if that would work.
Choc Chip Uru says
I never realized guest posting was that easy – you techno legend you!
And I have a hankering for sure – A BIG ONE 🙂
Choc Chip Uru
Hi there, a great recipe, and what a fantastic photo !
I hosted several guest blogs recently and made use of the facilities in WordPress to send copies over to my fellow bloggers, as you say saved lots of time !! Oh and it was fun to do 🙂
Lizzy (Good Things) says
Helene Dsouza I Masala Herb says
That’s a melting moment dessert, that I d love to indulge now… mhmmm *dream*
ok I know about the HTML share and I know one blogger that used it once on my blog. In a way its easy to use but for some reason I always stay away from html and I find it easier to send the guestpost as text. I guess I ll work out the HTML version in the future. 😉
off to check your guestpost Maureen!
Kari @ bite-sized thoughts says
This looks so impressive – what an effective dessert if you want to impress someone! I love the gooey middle.
Hotly Spiced says
Thanks for the helpful tips on guest posting. You would think there would be a much more simple way of guesting for people rather than having to email posts. I love the look of these, Maureen. They look amazing and I would love to try them xx
Oh my! It is 7 a.m. here. Now I must have this for breakfast.
IF only the computer genius who created the guest post plug in could create one for sending food through the tubes of the internet I would be set! 🙂
Waiting will be the hardest part, these look delicious. They also look dangerous!
Molten lava cakes are one of my favourite fast and easy chocolate treats. I love that you can make them ahead of time and just bake them off on demand … 2 or a dozen, just as easy.
And, if one of your guests decides to split a cake with a friend leaving you with an extra baked cake, it makes a great brownie type dessert the next day after being warmed in the microwave just to take the chill off. I also like to add a scoop of french vanilla cake on the side.
” add a scoop of french vanilla cake ”
Of course, I meant add a scoop of French Vanilla ICE CREAM!! 🙂
Maureen, I don’t know which to thank you for more — this molten chocolate recipe or the WordPress how-to’s — so I’ll thank you profusely for both!
The Café Sucré Farine says
Maureen, this would go so well with any meal whether simple, casual or somewhere in between. But really who needs a meal to serve it with? Maybe it should be the meal! 🙂
Kiran @ KiranTarun.com says
That looks amazing!! I am so in awe of chocolate molten cakes!!
Suzanne Perazzini says
Chocolate oozing from anything gets my taste buds going. Great advice about the guest posting – I read about that somewhere else recently. It would cut down on the time enormously.
I love anything with chocolate. I have made chocolate molten cake with raspberry puree and they tasted absolutely delicious. I am loving your recipe too. I am so glad that I found your blog. I briefly browsed through your posts and I am sure that I will be back often to check your recipes. Let’s stay connected.
Terrific to get connected. I really like your food!
Wow, I love the melting chocolate coming from the cake…looks delicious and so cute 🙂
Hope you are having a great week Maureen!
I’m having a fabulous week, thanks Juliana!
I think I deserve one of these everyday after work. Come bake for me? 😉
Jennifer @ Delicieux says
Oh my, that fondant looks divine!!! Chocolate fondant would have to be one of my all time favourite desserts! I love that filling oozing out. Orgasmic sigh indeed 🙂
And thanks for your tips on guest posting.
I can’t resist anything that is described with the words gooey, ooey chocolate! I’m all aflutter with excitement to try this!!!! Thanks for the tip on copying the html for guest posts! Makes all the sense in the world!
Shannon | JustAsDelish says
I’m drooling! looks easy to have a quick indulgent tonight. thanks for sharing your tips on guestposting, sure saves a lot of time and headache
Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella says
This dessert was my nemesis for the longest time! I love the oozy centre 😀
really? your recipe must be much more complicated than this one because this is mix together and underbake. 🙂
Gorgeous photographs and healthy ideas(chocs are healthy indeed), love it!
Thanks, Neel and I appreciate your visit!
This melted chocolate made my heart stop for a bit! Delicious!
Jean (Lemons and Anchovies) says
I love molten chocolate desserts and yours looks perfect, Maureen, especially with the side of vanilla ice cream.
Thanks so much again for the guest post and taking care of things for me! 🙂
Kim Bee says
Hey lovely lady. I am suppose to discuss a guest post with you. Apparently my time management skills blow since vacation. We should gab this weekend.
I love this dessert. I mean I am all in for anything this pretty that is just dripping in chocolate. SO yummy!
I so need to make this recipe for my hubby, he would go crazy for it! The chocolate fondants look fantastic, Hugs, Terra
The Squishy Monster says
This is nothing short of magical deliciousness–and the fact that you’ll have this frenzied storm of glee and joy afterwards will help burn it off! =)
Oh these looks so good!! I haven’t made Chocolate fondant cakes for ages and now I am seriously wondering why!!! Yours look so gooey and delicious 🙂 Thank you for reminding me YUM!
Baker Street says
This looks heavenly, Maureen! The shot of the chocolate oozing out – Mmmmm!
Frank @ Kraemers Culinary Blog says
Thank you for sharing the idea with the guest post. Although I work with HTML here and there, I always wondered how to submit a guest post to someone else, without having the mess later on. These little chocolate cakes look fantastic. I could have one right know.
These look amazingly good–the last time I tried to make molten chocolate cakes, the recipe was off and they ended up too solid. Will give this a try!
Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen says
This is my kind of desert, rich and decadent!
Hi Maureen – when I had some guest posters recently I found that one way of making things easier was for them to create an account on my blog. I would change the account type to “Contributor” and then they could submit posts for review. Once I’d checked through for errors then I could just schedule the post as normal. That way the post shows up as being “By XYZ Blogger” as well, instead of being “By Charles”.
I love the look of these little oozy cakes. I saw a version once which involved sticking the batter into the freezer for some hours and cooking from frozen. That way by the time the outside is cooked, the centre is hot but still molten. To be honest, this way sounds way better (read: easier, faster!). 🙂
Great tips Maureen, for guest post and these fondants have to be the ultimate chocolate lovers dream!
Jenn and Seth says
now this is a gorgeous and delicious dessert! YUM!
Nami | Just One Cookbook says
Great tips on guest post! Guest post requires extra time especially you need to double and triple check your guest post before submitting. Your suggestion is a very good one and we should all consider it.
I’ve tried this dessert maybe like 7 years ago (before my kids were born) at my friend’s house and I failed! That time I wasn’t even baking at all (not even occasional) but now I feel I’m more skilled, not a lot just a little. I’ll give this recipe a try! I always enjoy this with vanilla ice cream, but because of that one time fail, I’ve never tried making it at home. Kind of excited to try again. 🙂 Thanks for the recipe!
Cass @foodmyfriend says
Everytime I see a molten chocolate fondant I put it on my to do list. I still haven’t made one. Maybe today is the day!
You should try it. This was the easiest and best one I’ve made.
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