Thursday, February 17, 2011

Recipe: Sea Salt Chocolate Molten Cakes

You know my love for sweet and salty combinations seen here & here. I was dying to make these sweet little treats ever since I discovered them on one of my favorite blogs Sugarlaws. They were the perfect addition to our family dinner last Sunday.

Photography by Travels in Heels

  • 9 ounces semi-sweet chocolate
  • 6 tbsp butter, softened
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp Kahlua
  • 1/8 tsp sea salt, plus additional for the tops of the cakes


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Butter two six-muffin tins, and dust the insides with sugar.
  • On a double-boiler, melt chocolate until smooth, stirring to ensure everything melts. Set aside to cool.
  • In a separate bowl, cream together the butter, sugar, vanilla, salt, and Kahlua. Add the eggs, one at a time, until all of them are incorporated. Beat in the chocolate and flour and pour the batter into the muffin tins, about 3/4 full. Sprinkle sea salt over the tops of the muffins. Bake for 9-10 minutes, allow to cool, and turn cakes out onto serving plates.
I love to cook but baking...not so much! One of my resolutions this year is to bake more and I can check this successful recipe off the list. Next up are these!

What have you baked lately?

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  1. um, YES please! that sounds like an ahhhmazing combo! xoxo jcd

  2. Um, do you have any left? These look amazing!!

  3. YUM!! I made brown butter fudge brownies on Monday...they were amazing!

  4. I'm not a big baker either but I'm trying to improve. These look too delicious not to try.

    I posted a yummy "no bake" dessert on my blog for V-Day if you want another easy option.

  5. These look awesome and would have been perfect for Valentine's Day! Yum!

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