The Most Romantic Molten Chocolate Cake You’ll Ever Bake

Ah, Valentine’s Day! The most amorous (and sometimes stressful) holiday of the year! While some may be focused on confirming last-minute dinner reservations, we can’t think of a more romantic night event than staying in… and making this dessert.

Plated’s Molten Chocolate Cake basically says “I love you” or at least “I really, really like you” via dessert.

Recipe tip: Be sure not to overcook your cake! They are finished when just set on top, not hard. Serve immediately to get the full effect of the molten center.

What you’ll need
2 three inch round baking tins or dishes
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons flour
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
2½ ounces semisweet chocolate chips
¼ cup powdered sugar
1 egg


1. Prepare Baking Dish
Preheat oven to 350F. Grease tins with 1/2 tablespoon butter. Sprinkle 1 teaspoon flour evenly over butter, rotating tins to coat lightly. Shake off any excess and set aside.

2. Make Batter
In a large bowl, whisk together granulated sugar, vanilla extract, and 1 egg. In a medium bowl, combine chocolate chips and remaining butter. Microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring between each, until almost melted. Remove and stir to melt completely. Add chocolate mixture to bowl with sugar and whisk to combine. Add remaining flour and whisk just until incorporated.

3. Bake Cakes
Divide batter evenly between prepared tins. Place on a baking sheet and bake until just set on top, 15 minutes. Remove cakes from oven and allow to cool for 1 minute. Place a small plate on top of each, then carefully flip to invert and discard tins. Dust powdered sugar on top and serve immediately.

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