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Warm Chocolate Pudding Cakes with Caramel Sauce


These rich chocolate cakes have a soft center that partners well with the caramel topping. For the best texture, don't overbake the cakes.

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  • Servings: 4

Source: Everyday Food, October 2009


  • 6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) cold unsalted butter, cubed, plus more, room temperature, for ramekins
  • 1/3 cup sugar, plus more for ramekins
  • 6 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 2 large eggs plus 2 large egg yolks
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled)
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
  • Caramel Sauce, for serving
  • Whipped cream, for serving


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter four 6-ounce ramekins, then coat lightly with sugar, tapping out excess. In a microwave-safe bowl, combine butter and chocolate. Microwave until melted, about 1 minute; stir until smooth. (Or melt mixture in a heatproof bowl set over, not in, a pan of simmering water.)

  2. In a large bowl, whisk together sugar, eggs, yolks, flour, and salt; add chocolate mixture and whisk to combine. Fill each ramekin three-quarters full with batter; place on a rimmed baking sheet and refrigerate 15 minutes.

  3. Bake until center of a cake is soft but not wet when pressed, 27 to 30 minutes. Let cool 5 minutes. Serve cakes warm, topped with caramel and whipped cream.

Cook's Notes

Lightly coating the ramekins with sugar helps the cakes rise as they bake and makes them easy to unmold before serving, if you like.

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  • Zumara Ma'rifah Azzahra
    19 JAN, 2015
    i want to take this amazing post and post it on my blog thank you
  • Dawn Richardson
    21 MAR, 2013
    Hmmm Nice! so nice
  • oanya
    14 FEB, 2013
    Such an easy recipe! I usually put together the batter and divide it into the ramekins before dinner is made and I keep them in the refrigerator until I'm ready to bake them. I've also used 4 oz ramekins to make 6 servings. Be sure to bake them for less time, probably around 22-24 minutes. Adding the caramel sauce and whipped cream makes these absolutely decadent. I always get rave reviews when I make these!
  • Stejophi
    26 FEB, 2011
    Please print the whole recipe. I just saw this segment on TV today and cannot see the entire recipe. I know there are words and ingredients left out. Help!