Decadent Molten Chocolate Cakes with Rich Mocha Sauce

Looking for a dessert that will satisfy your sweet tooth in the most decadent way possible? Look no further than my recipe for Molten Chocolate Cakes with Mocha Sauce. These little cakes pack a serious punch of flavor, with a soft and gooey center surrounded by a perfectly baked chocolate exterior. But it’s the added twist of mocha sauce that takes these cakes to new heights, providing a complex and satisfying balance to the rich chocolaty taste.

Don’t be intimidated by the idea of making your own lava cakes – with this recipe, anyone can create their own perfect plates of indulgence. And while the presentation of these cakes is certainly impressive, they’re also easy to make ahead of time and are perfect for any occasion that calls for a show-stopping dessert.

So grab your apron and get ready to impress yourself and everyone you serve these Molten Chocolate Cakes with Mocha Sauce to. You won’t regret it!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Molten Chocolate Cakes With Mocha Sauce
Molten Chocolate Cakes With Mocha Sauce

Attention all chocolate lovers! Are you searching for the perfect dessert that will satisfy your sweet tooth and leave you craving more? Look no further than these molten chocolate cakes with mocha sauce. Trust me, once you take a bite of these decadent cakes, you won’t be able to resist their irresistible rich and gooey texture.

Not only are these cakes molten and indulgent, but they’re also infused with a delicious mocha flavor that any coffee lover will adore. Imagine taking in the aroma of freshly brewed coffee as you savor every bite of your chocolate cake – it’s practically heaven on earth. Plus, the combination of bittersweet and semi-sweet chocolate leaves a harmonious and balanced flavor that’ll make your taste buds dance.

But wait, there’s more! These cakes are easy to bake and can be made in under 30 minutes. No tedious preparation, no complicated techniques required. Simply mix together the ingredients and let them bake into mini heaven-sent masterpieces.

Not only are they perfect for a dinner party or family gathering, but they also make for an indulgent treat simply when you’re in need of some self-care or celebrating a milestone. So go ahead and treat yourself! You deserve it.

Trust me when I say this recipe is a game-changer for any chocoholic who’s craving something indulgent and delicious. Don’t just take my word for it, try it out yourself and thank me later.

Ingredient List

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Let’s take a look at the key players in this delectable molten chocolate cake with mocha sauce recipe. Here are the ingredients you will need:

List of Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon instant espresso powder
  • 4 tablespoons hot water
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, plus extra for greasing
  • 6 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs, plus 3 egg yolks
  • 1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • Pinch of salt
  • Vanilla extract
  • Powdered sugar for dusting

For Mocha Sauce Recipe, you will need:

  • 1/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 4 teaspoons instant espresso powder
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2/3 cup hot water
  • 8 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, cut into chunks

Most of these ingredients are commonly found in your pantry but it’s important to use good quality chocolate and coffee for optimal results. Ensure that you check the ingredient list twice before you begin your decadent dessert journey.

The Recipe How-To

Ready, set, bake!

Are you ready to indulge in some decadent molten chocolate cake that will make your taste buds wild? Here’s a recipe that is perfect for chocolate and coffee lovers – Molten Chocolate Cakes with Mocha Sauce. This quick-to-bake dessert oozes molten chocolate which goes perfectly with the rich mocha sauce. Without further ado, let’s dive right into the steps that will lead you to an awe-inspiring dessert.

Step 1: Preheat oven and prepare ramekins

Preheat the oven to 400°F (204°C). Meanwhile, grease and flour 6 (4-ounce) ramekins or custard cups. Place them on a baking sheet for ease of handling.

Step 2: Melt chocolate and butter

In a microwave-safe bowl or using a double boiler, melt 6 ounces of bittersweet chocolate with 10 tablespoons unsalted butter, stirring occasionally until smooth.

Step 3: Mix sugar with egg mixture

In another bowl, beat 2 large eggs, 2 egg yolks, and 1/4 cup granulated sugar using an electric mixer until the mixture turns a light yellow color and thickens slightly.

Step 4: Mix ingredients

At this point, mix our ingredients together! Gently fold in the slightly cooled chocolate mixture into the egg mixture until well combined.

Step 5: Add flour mixture

In a small bowl, whisk together 1/2 cup all-purpose flour, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1 tablespoon confectioners’ sugar before adding it to our mix.

Step 6: Add espresso powder mixture

Dissolve 1 tablespoon instant espresso powder in 2 tablespoons hot water. Fold it into the chocolate batter mixture.

Step 7: Fill up ramekins

Divide our batter mixture into the prepared ramekins or custard cups. Make sure that you fill each one about 3/4 full.

Step 8: Bake & Release

Bake the filled ramekins for a total of 10-12 minutes, or until the sides are set, and the centers look gooey. Allow the cakes to cool for a few minutes before releasing them from their molds onto serving plates.

Step 9: Melt butter and chocolate chips

Next up is making that rich mocha sauce. In a small saucepan, melt 1 stick/1/2 cup (8 tablespoons) unsalted butter with 1 cup dark chocolate chips over medium heat while stirring often.

Step 10: Add espresso mixture

Once melted, add to it the dissolved cold espresso mixture (1 tablespoon instant coffee mixed with 4 tablespoons water) and 1/4 light corn syrup. Mix thoroughly.

Step 11: Serve up!

Drizzle our molten mocha sauce over our

Substitutions and Variations

 Satisfy your sweet tooth with these ooey-gooey treats
Satisfy your sweet tooth with these ooey-gooey treats

Are you ready to put your own spin on this delectable recipe? Fortunately, there are numerous substitutions and variations you can utilize!

Are you looking for a gluten-free option? Instead of all-purpose flour, try using almond flour or oat flour. Both of these alternatives will incorporate well and create the same texture as regular flour.

Perhaps you’re a fan of almonds? Go ahead and add in some almond extract instead of vanilla extract. This will bring a delicate nuttiness to your cake!

If you’re not a fan of canola oil, substitute it with coconut oil or vegetable oil. However, be mindful that some substitutions can impact the flavor profile and texture of the cake.

Do you want to swap out instant espresso powder for something else? You can use instant coffee granules, ground coffee beans or chocolate chips. While these ingredients won’t provide the exact same taste, they will still give your cake an incredible boost of flavor.

For those who would like to create their personal twist on mocha sauce, use hot cocoa mix in place of espresso powder. This will create a sweeter taste when combined with confectioners’ sugar.

What is better than straight out of the oven molten chocolate cakes? Molten chocolate cake with ice cream! For an additional treat add a scoop of ice cream when serving.

Remember substitutions can result in flavors unique to one’s preferences so be open to enjoying different kinds of lava cakes!

Serving and Pairing

 The perfect dessert for a cozy night in
The perfect dessert for a cozy night in

Listen up, coffee lovers! Molten chocolate cakes with mocha sauce are best served hot and fresh out of the oven. These cakes are moist and rich on the inside with a soft, gooey center, and a lightly crispy outside that will make your taste buds dance with joy.

Serving a perfectly baked molten chocolate cake is crucial to get the most out of this delicacy. To make it more visually appealing, sprinkle some powdered sugar on top of the cake, and serve it warm with a scoop of coffee or vanilla ice cream on the side.

The bitter-sweet flavor of the chocolate in these cakes pairs beautifully with hot coffee or milk. If you’re into something sweeter, you can try pairing your molten chocolate cake with a glass of smooth vanilla latte or a frothy cappuccino.

If you’re feeling adventurous, play around with different liqueur options like Grand Marnier or Kahlúa and create delicious cocktails to complement these cakes.

In short, this dessert is perfect for any occasion – whether it’s an intimate dinner party, birthday celebration, or just an indulgent treat for yourself. You can also explore other desserts like chocolate ganache-filled cupcakes, chocolate fondant or chocolate peppermint cake mix if you’re looking to expand your dessert repertoire.

So go ahead and make some molten chocolate cakes with mocha sauce for your next social gathering and watch as your guests devour every last bite – bon appétit!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Chocolate + mocha = match made in heaven
Chocolate + mocha = match made in heaven

Imagine the delicious aroma that fills your kitchen as you serve these decadent molten chocolate cakes with mocha sauce to your guests. You’ll want to make sure you have enough time to prepare them perfectly, but some hectic schedules may require you to put the recipe on hold for a day or two. Don’t fret, my friends! These little lava wonders can be made ahead of time and stored in an air-tight container for up to 24 hours, or frozen for up to two months. With this, you can still impress your guests with your homemade dessert while giving yourself time for preparations.

When it’s time to reheat these little delights, it’s important to get the temperature just right. A quick zap in the microwave might be tempting, but it will turn your once-perfect lava into a dry rock. To avoid this kitchen disaster, remove the cakes from the container and place them on an oven-proof dish. Preheat the oven at 375 degrees Fahrenheit and bake them for a maximum of 8 minutes. This is enough time to heat the cake without sacrificing its perfect gooey center.

If you’re too impatient to wait for the oven, there is a cheat code that will restore your molten chocolate cake’s original texture even faster. Take out your iron skillet and heat it on medium heat. Place one cake at a time in the skillet and let it cook for around 1 minute on each side until warm brown crust that is crispy on the outside then serve immediately with cold ice cream.

Once reheated or thawed from frozen, serve and enjoy every bite of this decadent cake that tastes like heaven on earth! Remember that desserts are meant to be savored and enjoyed; so take your time, indulge yourself in every bite of the molten chocolate cake with mocha sauce and cherish moments spent with friends or loved ones over dessert creations.

Tips for Perfect Results

 Get ready for a chocolate meltdown
Get ready for a chocolate meltdown

Making molten chocolate cakes with mocha sauce might seem like a daunting task, but fear not! With a few tips and tricks, your cakes will turn out perfectly every time.

Firstly, it’s essential to use good quality ingredients. Dark chocolate is the star of this recipe, so make sure to use a high-quality bittersweet chocolate chopped into small pieces. Similarly, using instant espresso powder will give the mocha sauce a robust and bold flavor.

Secondly, timing is everything when it comes to making these cakes. Be precise with your baking times and don’t be tempted to overbake them. Undercooked molten chocolate cakes are better than overcooked ones because nobody likes dry cake! Keep an eye on your cakes as they bake in the oven and take them out just as the edges have set but the middle still remains gooey.

Thirdly, mixing technique plays an important role in achieving perfect results. Use a gentle hand when mixing the batter and do not over-stir; the less you mix, the more tender and moist your cake will be. Finally, always grease and flour your ramekins or molds before adding the batter to prevent sticking.

Lastly, let the cakes cool for a few minutes before serving to let them firm up slightly. This allows for easier removal from the molds as well as softer (but still ooey-gooey!) centers. Serve immediately with hot mocha sauce or whipped cream and garnish with powdered sugar or fresh berries.

With these tips in mind, you’re well on your way to becoming an expert at making molten chocolate cakes with mocha sauce. So put on your barista hat and start baking- your taste buds won’t regret it!


Now, let’s move on to item (9) FAQ. You might have some questions about the recipe or the process of making it. Fear not, for I am here to answer all your questions and provide you with some helpful tips that will ensure your success in making these delicious Molten Chocolate Cakes with Mocha Sauce Recipe. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced baker, I’ve got you covered. So, let’s get started!

What is the difference between molten and lava cake?

Indulge in the delectable delight of Molten Chocolate Cakes, also popularly known as Lava Cakes. These petite creations offer a warm sensation to your taste buds with a surprise of chocolate-filled centre. The unique name comes from the exclusive concept of preparing the cake batter that is undercooked from within, creating a luscious lava-like essence.

What is molten chocolate cake made of?

Molten chocolate cakes are traditionally made using a simple combination of butter, eggs, sugar, chocolate, and flour.

How long does molten cake last?

If you happen to have any leftover lava cakes, it’s best to keep them refrigerated to avoid spoilage. You can store them for up to five days in the fridge. When reheating, you have two options: use the microwave or the oven set to warm.

Should molten cake be hot or cold?

Molten lava cake is at its peak when served piping hot as the melted chocolate center remains oozy and indulgent. However, with time, the chocolate hardens upon cooling, making the cake dense and less pleasurable to eat. Even at room temperature, the chocolate may lose its lava-like texture if regular chocolate has been used in the recipe. For an exceptional molten lava cake experience, CakeFite is your ultimate destination.

Bottom Line

There you have it! The molten chocolate cakes with mocha sauce recipe that will surely satisfy your cravings for something sweet and delicious. With the combination of the rich dark chocolate and the bold coffee taste from the mocha sauce, these cakes are sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

Don’t be intimidated by the ingredients list or the laborious steps, as everything is worth it once you take your first bite of that warm and gooey molten chocolate cake. And if you’re feeling adventurous, try out some of the substitutions and variations I’ve mentioned beforehand!

So go ahead and indulge in this decadent dessert – pair it up with some ice cream or a cup of coffee for an even more elevated experience. The possibilities are endless with this recipe, and I assure you that you won’t regret trying it out.

So put on your apron and get ready to bake! I’m positive that this molten chocolate cake with mocha sauce recipe will become a favorite amongst your family and friends in no time. Bon appétit!

Molten Chocolate Cakes With Mocha Sauce

Molten Chocolate Cakes With Mocha Sauce Recipe

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Prep Time 1 hr
Cook Time 20 hrs
Course Dessert
Cuisine International
Calories 379.6 kcal


  • 4 ounces dark chocolate, coarsely chopped (60-75% cacao)
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into chunks
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons light cream
  • 2 teaspoons instant espresso powder or 2 teaspoons granules dissolved in 1 tablespoon hot water, divided
  • 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 5 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 -3 teaspoon very hot water


  • Position rack in center of oven; preheat to 350°F Generously coat the mini muffin pan with cooking spray.
  • Place chocolate and butter in a medium microwave-safe bowl. (Alternatively, see Tip.) Microwave on High for 1 minute. Stir well, then continue microwaving on Medium, stirring every 20 seconds, until the remaining chocolate melts completely.
  • To prepare filling: Stir together granulated sugar, cream and half the espresso mixture in a small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on High just to steaming, 20 to 40 seconds. (Alternatively, combine in a small saucepan and heat over medium-low heat until just steaming.) Stir until the sugar dissolves. Add corn syrup and half the melted chocolate (reserve the other half for the batter); stir until completely smooth. Cover and transfer to the freezer until cold and firm, about 30 minutes.
  • To prepare batter: When the filling has been chilling for 20 minutes, whisk egg, oil, vanilla, salt and the remaining espresso mixture in a medium bowl until very smooth. Return the remaining chocolate mixture to the microwave. Microwave on Medium, stirring every 20 seconds, until just warm again (do not overheat). In two batches, whisk the egg mixture into the warm chocolate until well blended. Sift confectioners' sugar, flour and cocoa over the batter and whisk in just until smoothly incorporated.
  • To assemble cakes: Remove the filling from the freezer. Spoon half the batter into the mini muffin cups, about 1 rounded teaspoon per cup. Spoon 1/2 teaspoon filling onto the center of each (reserve the rest for the sauce). Divide the remaining batter evenly among the muffin cups, about 1 rounded teaspoon per cake. Smooth out the batter to cover the filling.
  • Bake the cakes on the middle rack until the edges look dry and puffed but the centers still look very underdone and puddinglike, 6 to 9 minutes. Let cool on a wire rack until firm, about 2 minutes. Place a cutting board on top of the pan and invert the mini cakes out onto it. If the cakes are stuck to the pan, run a knife around and under them to loosen.
  • To prepare sauce & serve: Thoroughly stir very hot water into the reserved filling, 1 teaspoon at a time, until very smooth and slightly fluid. Serve the warm cakes drizzled with the sauce.
  • No Microwave? Melt chocolate in a double boiler instead: Place chopped chocolate in the top of a double boiler over hot, but not boiling water. Gently stir until the chocolate is almost melted. Remove from the heat and stir until it melts completely.

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Serving: 88gCalories: 379.6kcalCarbohydrates: 31.6gProtein: 6.4gFat: 30.2gSaturated Fat: 14.5gCholesterol: 71.8mgSodium: 104.4mgFiber: 5.3gSugar: 14.9g
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