Melt in the middle chocolate pudding cakes

    35 min

    I've read that melt in the middle chocolate cakes are difficult to get right, but this one has never failed for me! It's so easy to make - you will have most of the ingredients in the cupboard already! Serve with cream or ice cream.


    Dorset, England, UK
    193 people made this

    Serves: 2 

    • 50g chocolate, minimum 70% cacao
    • 50g unsalted butter, plus extra to grease
    • 1 egg
    • 1 egg yolk
    • 60g caster sugar
    • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
    • 50g plain flour

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:35min 

    1. Heat oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
    2. Break the chocolate into squares and melt it with the butter in a bowl over a saucepan of hot water. Take off the heat and leave to cool.
    3. Whisk the egg, egg yolk and sugar with an electric mixer until well mixed.
    4. Butter 2 ramekins, about 75mm in diameter. Dust well with the cocoa powder, then shake off any excess.
    5. Whisk the cooled chocolate mixture into the eggs and sugar mixture.
    6. Sift the flour over the mixture, then fold in. Divide between the 2 ramekins.
    7. Bake for 15 minutes in the preheated oven.
    8. Run a knife around the edge of each cake and turn out onto plates.


    When taking the cakes out of the oven, expect the cakes to still appear a little bit wet on the top and be a bit wobbly. So take care when running the knife around the edge of the cakes.
    There will be quite a lot of the melted part in the middle. If you'd prefer more cake and less sauce in the middle, cook for an extra 2 to 3 minutes.

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    made this for the first time last night and was easy and tasty. I left mixture for 1.5 hours once fully mixed and in ramekins before putting in oven, to test whether I could pre make for dinner party and it was fine. Did do it at 180 and not 160 though.  -  22 Feb 2012


    My new favourite pudding Very easy to make and very very good. Gas mark 4 is 180 though, not 160. I thought it was too low but stuck them in at 160 anyway but they didn't cook, even after 20 mins. So I looked up gas mark temps and raised the oven to 180 - they cooked then. They were a little too gooey when we ate them, but we couldn't wait any longer...  -  09 Jul 2011


    Altered ingredient amounts. I doubled the amount of all ingredients to make about 2 more puddings and added a little extra chocolate for more sauce.  -  11 May 2011

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