Soft-Centered Chocolate Teacup Cakes

Soft-Centered Chocolate Teacup Cakes

Soft-Centered Chocolate Teacup Cakes are Dorie Greenspan’s fancy title for Molten Lava Cakes. It also happens to be my Tuesdays with Dorie assignment for this week. These Soft-Centered Chocolate Teacup Cakes were easy to make (especially with a stand mixer) and they tasted delicious!

There aren’t many ingredients required for this Soft-Centered Chocolate Teacup Cakes recipe: eggs, chocolate, butter, confectioner’s sugar, and some flour. There aren’t many steps, either: melt the chocolate with the butter, whip up the eggs with the confectioner’s sugar, add the flour and melted chocolate, and then fill up some “teacups.”

What made this extra molten was adding some solid chocolate bits in the middle of the cakes batter.P1130676

No one would ever know they’re in there (at least not yet)!P1130678

The teacup cakes baked up nicely, and as they cooled, the centers sank down because the there was only chocolate goop holding up the thin cakey crusts.P1130680

I lined my ramekins with a layer of sugar and it created a tiny bit of crunch to the sides of the soft and gooey-centered cakes.
Soft-Centered Chocolate Teacup Cakes

These cakes baked for 10 minutes, which Dorie wrote was enough to get a thin crust and a molten center; 12 minutes would have made a cakier cake. P1130685

The centers were perfectly molten, but not too soupy, and not too thick. I used bittersweet Ghirardelli chocolate and it really made these Soft-Centered Chocolate Teacup Cakes delicious!Soft-Centered Chocolate Teacup Cakes
Soft-Centered Chocolate Teacup Cakes

My tasters and I enjoyed these Soft-Centered Chocolate Teacup Cakes. I’d imagine some vanilla ice cream would go really well with this warm cake. I didn’t have any in my freezer when I made these cakes, but they’re so easy, I’ll just make more the next time I have ice cream in stock!P1130702

Soft-Centered Chocolate Teacup Cakes recipe is on page 191 of Baking Chez Moi by Dorie Greenspan.

5 thoughts on “Soft-Centered Chocolate Teacup Cakes

  1. Ok first off, your process photos are just fabulous. You nailed it big time and the cakes look like an ad in a Williams Sonoma catalog 🙂 Also, I am so coveting those gorgeous little fluted ramekins that are in a tulip shape. GORGEOUS. Great job all around, wish I had another one of these to enjoy right about now……

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