Mini Chocolate Cakes

These Mini Chocolate Cakes come with a gooey center and are so easy to make. Learn everything you need to know about making Mini Chocolate Cakes.

Mini Chocolate Cakes

Mini Chocolate Cakes

Prep Time: 10 mins

Cook Time: 12 mins

Total Time: 22 mins

Servings: 6 mini cakes


  • 1+1/2 cup semi-sweet or dark chocolate, chopped (255g)
  • 3/4 cup butter (170g)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 1 vanilla bean* or (1 tsp vanilla extract)
  • 1 cup powdered sugar, sifted (120g)
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour (30g)
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder (14g)
  • 1/4 tsp salt


  1. Preheat oven to 425°F (220°C).
  2. In a heatproof bowl, combine chocolate and butter and microwave for about 2 minutes, until fully melted. Stir every 15-20 seconds to prevent seizing. Set aside.
  3. In a small bowl, stir eggs, egg yolks, and vanilla* to combine. Set aside.
  4. In a medium bowl, whisk powdered sugar, flour, cocoa, and salt to combine. Set aside.
  5. In a large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients. Using a rubber spatula or wooden spoon, slowly stir just until combined. Use a whisk to remove any lumps, if there are any. The batter will be thick. Watch 1-minute video and detailed step-by-step photos for better understanding. Set aside.
  6. Butter and flour six 1-cup-sized (6oz / 240ml) ramekins.
  7. Spoon batter evenly into the ramekins. Bake for 11-13 minutes. I baked mine for exactly 12 minutes. The edges will look solid and firm and the center soft. Remove from the oven and let stand 1 minute. Then place an inverted plate on top of each ramekin and turn over. Caution: the ramekins are still super hot! Use a napkin or oven mitt. Top with powdered sugar, ice cream, berries, or chocolate fudge sauce to your preference. Serve immediately.
  8. Store leftover cakes in an airtight container in the fridge up to 1-2 days. Reheat in the microwave for about 20-30 seconds. Mini chocolate cakes are best eaten fresh on the same day. For freezing instructions, read the blog post above.

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Mini Chocolate Cakes

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