02 January 2012

Carnival's Chocolate Melting Cake

Happy New Year! For my first post of the new year I've got something extra tasty.
The hubby and I went on a cruise for our honeymoon. On this cruise we were introduced to Chocolate Melting Cake. If you've been on a Carnival cruise, you know what I'm talking about. We loved it so much that my hubby searched for the recipe online and found in a deep dark corner of the internet a recipe claiming to be the real one, but it was for mass amounts of people. So he found an online converter and decreased the recipe for two people. Well, some of the ingredients didn't divide quite right and tablespoons were rounded and as delicious as it was it never baked into the right consistency. I hoped on the internet with a mission to find the recipe again. To my surprise I found that Carnival shared the recipe here. The recipe makes 6 cakes. I'm going to share the full recipe with you so you can impress at a dinner party sometime.  However, my husband and I don't need six cakes so I decided to decrease the recipe into a smaller version. Unfortunately, 7 eggs doesn't divide very well, but I managed to make it work. So if you scroll down past the full sized recipe you'll find a smaller version great for 2 people.

Carnival's Chocolate Melting Cake yield 6
  • 8 oz. semisweet chocolate
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter
  • 7 eggs
  • 6 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 cup flour
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Melt chocolate and butter; let cool 10 minutes.  In separate bowl, mix four eggs with sugar and whisk.  Add flour and whisk. Add remaining three eggs and whisk.  Add egg mixture to chocolate mixture. Pour into individual ramekins. Bake until just done, about 15-20 minutes, just until the top looks cooked across. Leave it in too much longer and the middle will over cook (mine were perfect after 16 minutes, interior will be melting). Sprinkle with powdered sugar and if desired serve with vanilla ice cream.
Update: I  moved and got a new oven. When I tried to make this and it just didn't bake right. I discovered that it bakes much better if I increase the temperature tp 400F and decrease cooking time 2 or 3 minutes to about 12-13 minutes. 

Carnival's Chocolate Melting Cake yield 2
  • 3 oz semi sweet Chocolate chips (1/2 cup)
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 2 Large eggs 
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons flour
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Melt chocolate and butter; let cool 10 minutes.  In separate bowl, mix 1 egg and sugar with whisk.  Add flour and whisk. Add remaining egg and whisk.  Add egg mixture to chocolate mixture. Pour into individual ramekins.  Bake until just done, about 15-20 minutes, just until the top looks cooked across. Leave it in too much longer and the middle will over cook (mine were perfect after 16 minutes, interior will be melting). Sprinkle with powdered sugar and if desired serve with vanilla ice cream.
Update: I  moved and got a new oven. When I tried to make this and it just didn't bake right. I discovered that it bakes much better if I increase the temperature tp 400F and decrease cooking time 2 or 3 minutes to about 12-13 minutes.







11 comments :

  1. This recipe looks so good and I can't wait to make it. I shared your recipe on my Must Try Tuesday blog post today.

    http://therickettchronicles.blogspot.com/2012/01/51-must-try-tuesday-january-3-2012.html

    I also pinned and stumbled your recipe...hope it brings you lots of viewers!

    Happy New Year!

    Wende
    The Rickett Chronicles

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  2. At first glance it looks like easy to bake. But it is not easy as we thoughts. I love your recipe. I will add more ingredients into this recipe and make it more delicious.

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  3. This sounds absolutely heavenly! I pinned it so I can make it later. Thanks!!!

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  4. Oh my gosh! I just was going through the links and was SO EXCITED to see this. We went on a cruise with my in-laws several years back and I do not exactly what you are talking about :) My hubby just asked me if I could make this for his Dad on his birthday - he's excited too! Thank you SOOOO much for sharing at Taking A Timeout Thursday! Pinned!

    Trish - Mom On Timeout
    http://www.MomOnTimeout.com

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  5. Looks so delicious & beautiful too.Very attractive serving cups... Found this post via Taking a Time Out-Linky party

    I am also hosting a linky party.Pl join where possible.
    Midweek Fiesta

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  6. I don't remember this from our cruise, but oh well! Sounds great anyway!

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  7. Hi Erin,
    This is a very tasty dessert, I am very happy to have this recipe. Hope you are having a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  8. Looks so good, never been on a cruise though so I can live like I have this way:)

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  9. I love desserts that serve two. These look really good. Thanks for sharing them on Crazy Sweet Tuesday!

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  10. yes...I have eaten this on the cruise!! I also came home and tried to make it..I added Hersheys syrup and kind of tried to make my own recipe...it was way too runny. now I know the true recipe! thank you...I never considered looking for it?!
    I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.

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