Chocolate Molten Cake
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Chocolate Molten Cake

20 minutes is all it takes to prepare the batter for this rich chocolate cake with its silky smooth glaze. Rich and decadent, it’s also simple and quick! It’s a go-to cake for every occasion.
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2 hrs 35 mins total time

20 mins active time


Serves 10



  • unsalted butter icon
    7 oz unsalted butter

    at room temperature, chopped

  • superfine sugar icon
    1 cup (7 oz) superfine sugar
  • pure vanilla extract  icon
    1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • large egg icon
    2 large eggs

    at room temperature

  • dark chocolate (70% cocoa) icon
    7 oz dark chocolate (70% cocoa)


  • self-rising flour icon
    1½ cups (8 oz) self-rising flour


  • cocoa powder icon
    ¼ cup (¾ oz) cocoa powder


  • buttermilk icon
    1¼ cups (10 fl oz) buttermilk

For the chocolate ganache

  • dark chocolate (70% cocoa) icon
    7 oz dark chocolate (70% cocoa)


  • heavy cream icon
    ¾ cup (6 fl oz) heavy cream


  • 1Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease a 8-inch round cake pan. Line the base and side with parchment paper.
  • 2Assemble the mixer using the scraper beater and the large mixer bowl. Add the butter, sugar and vanilla to the bowl. Slowly turn the mixer to CREAMING/BEATING setting and beat for 1-2 minutes, or until pale and creamy.
  • 3Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well between each addition. Add the melted chocolate and mix well to combine.
  • 4Reduce the speed to FOLDING/KNEADING setting. Add half the flour, cocoa and buttermilk and fold to combine. Repeat with the remaining flour, cocoa and buttermilk. Spoon the mixture into the prepared pan.
  • 5Bake for 1 hour and 10 minutes, or until a skewer inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • 6Allow the cake to cool in the pan for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • 7To make the chocolate ganache, place the chocolate in a heatproof bowl. Heat the cream in a small saucepan over medium heat until it comes to a simmer. Pour the cream over the chocolate and let stand for 2 minutes. Stir until the chocolate has melted and mixture is smooth. Set aside at room temperature until cooled and thickened slightly.
  • 8Spread ganache over top and side of cake and serve.
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