Molten Chocolate Cake Recipe with Bailey’s

Molten chocolate Cake


Don’t let the fact that this is a two-step recipe stop you — it’s actually quite easy and quick to pull together. To save dishwashing, I used the same pan to melt the chocolate for the molten inside as I used to melt the butter and chocolate for the cake batter. No sense in dirtying more pans than you need to.

Homemade Cake RecipeA word on the chocolate: use the darkest chocolate you can get your hands on for the richest, most decadent taste. I used 73% dark from Trader Joe’s.

molten chocolate cake

Dark Chocolate Molten Lava Homemade Cake Recipe featuring Bailey’s

For the molten gooey center:

  • 1/2 Dark Chocolate bar (about 2 oz or 1/4 cup)
  • 1/4 cup organic heavy cream
  • 2 oz Bailey’s liquor (or to taste ;) )

For the cake:

  • 3.5 oz (the size of one bar) dark chocolate
  • 1 stick cold butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup flour (you could make this gluten free by using cashew flour)

1. In a small saucepan, heat the ingredients for the molten center on medium, stirring constantly. Add the Bailey’s LAST. When the mixture is completely combined, pour it into a freezer-safe container and place it in the freezer for 30 minutes to harden.

2. In a stand mixer, whip the eggs, egg yolks, and sugar on medium for 3-5 minutes.

3. While the mixer is going, melt the dark chocolate bar and stick of butter for the cake batter. Like I said, I just used the same pan as before.

4. When the chocolate/butter mixture is melted, mix it gently into the egg mixture. Fold in the flour.

5. In a greased muffin tin, fill 8 cups about a quarter of the way full.

6. Take the Chocolate/Bailey’s Mixture from the freezer. With a cookie scoop, place a scoop into each muffin cup.

7. Top off each muffin cup until it is three quarters full.

8. Bake in a 400° oven for 15 minutes.

Molten Chocolate Cake

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  1. Hi Sarah! I do not want to use Baileys as I want the recipe to be non-alcoholic. Do I need to alter the recipe? Thanks!

  2. This looks yummy! Can’t wait to give it a try!

  3. Michele says:

    We gave this a try for dessert last night. So. Freakin. Yummy. Will be making it again :) Thanks for the recipe!

  4. oh yum!! This looks so easy to make, that it could be dangerous :)

  5. That looks deeee-licious. Do you know of anything that would work besides alcohol?

  6. Hi Sarah, Looks wonderful and I love Baileys. Was wondering whether flour is plain or self rising. Thanks for sharing.


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